Manchester United had a fortunate escape at the abode of the Blues as a soft penalty from Aaron Wan Bissaka allowed Jorginho to restore parity after a blistering blast from Jadon Sancho.
Manchester started the game on a sloppy note as Chelsea spread all over them like a cheap suit. A startling move from Carrick saw Ronaldo starting on the bench while United wanted to wring out the raw speed from Rashford and Sancho.
A glimpse at the brilliance of Jadon Sancho
There were stinging enterprises from the attacking outfit of Chelsea. While the United defence that was depleted of Maguire and Varane even before the game started, started soaking in early pressure.
Despite Chelsea retaining a lion’s share of the possession, the solidity in the United defence didn’t allow easy infringements to the reigning European champions. To cap off the United rearguard in the opening half, David De Gea produced a number of fine saves that included tipping off a blazing effort from Antonio Rudiger.
The first half petered out to an impasse while the second half saw a shift in momentum towards the visiting Devils. Chelsea got so involved in battering the impregnable defence of Manchester that their defence was left open with Jorginho being the penultimate fortress.
Bruno Fernandes splashed a defensive effort that caught Jorginho napping and two of United’s fastest players were in hot pursuit. Sancho snatched the ball and Rashford maintained equal pressure with a blistering run alongside his national teammate.
Jadon Sancho remained glued to the ball, took perfectly-weighed passes, conjured a deft feint in the end and hammered the ball past an advancing Mendy.
It was a spectacle for the fans to behold, especially that dance in the last moment which made Mendy commit towards Rashford.
Even though Jorginho restored parity for Chelsea from the spot. Sancho was absolutely elated and he made Twitter explode as he now racked up 2 in 2.
— OREOFE (@OreofeIlo) November 28, 2021
First goal in the Premier League in a big game my star boy Jadon Sancho pic.twitter.com/2qutxiNbCB
— Yahya (@UtdYahz) November 28, 2021
2 goals in 2 games for Jadon Sancho.
May your apologies be as loud as your disrespect 👍 pic.twitter.com/5dqZN3EPYn
— 𝘊𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘣⚡ (@Caleb_Mufc) November 28, 2021Advertisement
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Jadon Sancho's week has just got even better. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/TO13kRTkcMAdvertisement
— William Hill (@WilliamHill) November 28, 2021
Two goals in two huge games.
Jadon Sancho has arrived. pic.twitter.com/Abcdg2YFhNAdvertisement
— Alexei (@MUFC_redarmy99) November 28, 2021
Jadon Sancho has scored 20% of all the goals Chelsea have conceded in the league this season pic.twitter.com/d3czE9UOCzAdvertisement
— RiZzy🔴 (@RiZzyUTD) November 28, 2021
— 433 (@433) November 28, 2021
Jadon Sancho with the goal to put Manchester United ahead against Chelsea! pic.twitter.com/fps4mIx0SAAdvertisement
— The United Devils (@TheUnitedDevils) November 28, 2021
What a way to get your first #PL goal! 🤩Advertisement
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 28, 2021
2 goals in 2 games. We have arrived @Sanchooo10 🔥
— r (fan account) (@LukeShawArmy) November 28, 2021