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Manchester United holds leader Chelsea 1-1 in first league game without Solskjaer


Manchester United put its worries to one side to hold Premier League leader Chelsea to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, thanks to a Jadon Sancho breakaway goal that was cancelled out by a Jorginho penalty.

Chelsea, seeking to maintain its lead at the top of the table over Manchester City and Liverpool, dominated the first half against a United side playing its first Premier League match under caretaker manager Michael Carrick after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking last weekend.

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The Blues were punished for failing to turn possession into goals five minutes after the restart when United cleared and Jorginho, alone near the half-way line, miscontrolled and Sancho raced past him to beat the helpless Edouard Mendy.

Chelsea was rocked by the goal against the run of play but Jorginho repaid his debt to the Stamford Bridge faithful in the 69th minute when he coolly converted a penalty after Aaron Wan-Bissaka fouled Thiago Silva.

The host pushed for a winner and brought on Romelu Lukaku, returning from injury as a substitute for the last 10 minutes, but it failed to find a way through United’s defence.

The result leaves Chelsea top of the table, a point ahead of Manchester City and two clear of Liverpool. United sits in eighth place, 12 points behind Chelsea.

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