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Late Barkley Strike Denies Man United Big Win

Amuda Segun

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Substitute Ross Barkley snatched a dramatic last-minute equaliser for Chelsea to deny rivals Manchester United a big win in their Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.

The hosts took a well-deserved lead in the first half through German international centre-back Antonio Rudiger.

The former AS Roma star met the cross from winger Willian with a ferocious header in the 21st minute.

Chelsea were good value for their lead at the halftime interval but Manchester United fought back admirably in the second half.

Spanish striker Alvaro Morata started the game as Chelsea’s sole striker ahead of France World Cup winner Olivier Giroud and he should have done better when he was presented with a half chance to double his side’s lead.

David De Gea also played his part in keeping the visitors at bay with a fantastic stop to deny N’Golo Kante a second goal for the Blues.

French forward Anthony Martial then capitalised on the earlier miss from Morata and some woeful Chelsea defending to equalise for the Red Devils on 55 minutes.

Martial completed his brace eighteen minutes later off an assist from Marcus Rashford to give Manchester United the lead for the first time in the game.

Jose Mourinho’s men held on until the final minute of added time when England international midfielder Ross Barkley poked home from few yards out.

The good game of football was, however, tainted by a touchline scuffle between Mourinho and a Chelsea staff who was over-elaborate while celebrating the hosts’ late equaliser.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.