Premier League: Chelsea 0-0 Man Utd – More VAR controversy in stalemate

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Mason Greenwood and Callum Hudson-Odoi
Referee Stuart Attwell did not give Manchester United a first-half penalty after consulting the pitchside monitor

Manchester United lost further ground on Premier League leaders Manchester City after they played out a drab goalless deadlock with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Ole Gunnar Solkjaer’s side remain second but are now 12 points adrift of City while the result left Chelsea outside the top four a point behind West Ham United.

Manchester United – who have lost only one of their last 20 league games – thought they were about to be offered the chance to make a breakthrough in the first half but a penalty appeal for handball against Callum Hudson-Odoi was dismissed by referee Stuart Attwell after he was instructed to consult a pitchside monitor by the video assistant referee.

Chelsea, who remain unbeaten under new manager Thomas Tuchel, had chances but United keeper David de Gea made a fine second-half save from Hakim Ziyech while opposite number Edouard Mendy saved well from Scott McTominay and Fred was narrowly off target with a long-range effort. Mendy also punched away a late effort from Bruno Fernandes.

In the end, however, this was another game to add to the list of meetings between the so-called top six that ended in stalemate.

More to follow.

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Chelsea

  1. Squad number16Player nameMendy

  2. Squad number28Player nameAzpilicueta

  3. Squad number4Player nameChristensen

  4. Squad number2Player nameRüdiger

  5. Squad number20Player nameHudson-Odoi

  6. Squad number7Player nameKanté

  7. Squad number17Player nameKovacic

  8. Squad number21Player nameChilwell

  9. Squad number22Player nameZiyech

  10. Squad number19Player nameMount

  11. Squad number18Player nameGiroud

  1. Squad number10Player namePulisic

  2. Squad number11Player nameWerner

  3. Squad number24Player nameJames

Manchester United

  1. Squad number9Player nameMartial

Line-ups

Chelsea

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 16Mendy
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 4Christensen
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 20Hudson-OdoiSubstituted forJamesat 45′minutes
  • 7Kanté
  • 17Kovacic
  • 21ChilwellBooked at 62mins
  • 22ZiyechSubstituted forWernerat 78′minutes
  • 19Mount
  • 18GiroudSubstituted forPulisicat 65′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 3Alonso
  • 5Jorginho
  • 10Pulisic
  • 11Werner
  • 15Zouma
  • 24James
  • 29Havertz
  • 33Emerson

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1de Gea
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 5MaguireBooked at 79mins
  • 23Shaw
  • 39McTominay
  • 17FredBooked at 50mins
  • 21James
  • 18Bruno Fernandes
  • 10Rashford
  • 11GreenwoodSubstituted forMartialat 79′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bailly
  • 9Martial
  • 19Diallo
  • 26Henderson
  • 27Telles
  • 31Matic
  • 33Williams
  • 34van de Beek
  • 38Tuanzebe

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