Saturday, April 20

Ronaldo salvages a draw for United

Agencies

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 17th goal of the season to salvage a draw for Manchester United after David de Gea had frustrated Chelsea with several superb saves.

According to the BBC, the visitors were thoroughly dominant in the first half at Old Trafford but were unable to find a way past De Gea, who made saves from Kai Havertz and N’Golo Kante. But Chelsea finally broke the deadlock midway through the second half when Marcos Alonso volleyed home from an angle.

The Blues’ celebrations had barely finished as Manchester United responded within a minute, Nemanja Matic playing a brilliant ball into the box and Ronaldo taking a touch before thumping a shot into the net.

That brought Old Trafford to life while discontent against the club’s owners was still clear with protests held outside for the second home game in succession, BBC further reported.

Reece James hit the outside of the post while Ronaldo could have secured all three points for the hosts but his effort from a difficult angle was saved by Edouard Mendy.

According to Reuters, the result leaves Chelsea in third place on 66 points while United are in sixth spot with 55, five points behind fourth-placed Arsenal having played two games more.

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