Chelsea despite their poor performances so far this season managed to hold off relentless Manchester United at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Manchester United totally dominated the game throughout the first minutes of the first half until Kovacic came on and changed the game.
On Saturday evening, the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea took place at Stamford Bridge.
On Wednesday, United trounced Tottenham 2-0 at Old Trafford, and they earned their two goals to up the ladder.
Marcus Rashford was frustrated that he was unable to score after Bruno Fernandes and Fred both found the back of the net during their mid-week league game.
The Red Devils put up a good fight against Chelsea on Saturday night, and since Graham Potter took over from Thomas Tuchel, the London club’s fortunes have improved, with the team preserving five straight clean sheets.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the team’s star player, was excluded from the lineup because he was serving a suspension for leaving the game before Tottenham’s match was over.
Jorginho maintained his composure under extreme pressure, and Chelsea was three minutes away from passing Manchester United by four points.
Jorginho had to wait a long time to take the penalty kick, but when he does, David de Gea reacts poorly, setting off an uproar inside Stamford Bridge.
Jorginho scored a penalty that forced De Gea to react. His customary hesitation followed by a graceful sidestep into the corner.
Manchester United didn’t have much time to try to get a tying goal.
Up until Scott McTominay’s ill-advised challenge, this game appeared destined to end scoreless.
As soon as Luke Shaw was cautioned for tripping Cesar Azpilicueta, Manchester United’s anger became apparent.
The fourth official’s board goes up, showing SIX more minutes, prompting groans from the home crowd.
Anthony Elanga was stopped from charging forward by Jorginho, who received a booking. Manchester United increased their level of urgency as they searched for an equalizer.
Manchester United increased their pressure, as Anthony Elanga fizzed a dangerous ball across the goal.
Chelsea was able to hang on, but the string was insufficient.
Kepa pushed Casemiro’s header onto the post, but when the ball bounced down, it was barely over the goal line, giving Manchester United a thrilling equalizer.
What a perfect moment for Casemiro to score his first Premier League goal for United.
Chelsea was so close to securing three points, but Casemiro heroically snags a point for Manchester United.
Casemiro uses the header’s power to his advantage. He fought like a typical Real Madrid former player that never recognizes defeat. That was what he brought to the table on Saturday.
Mateo Kovacic running off the field and down the tunnel in just his pants at the end of the game made for amazing scenes.
Leaving everything out there is a strong word.