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Half time: Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea

It’s been as action-packed as we’ve come to expect from the Premier League. United absolutely flew out of the traps and after threatening in the first few minutes, had an immediate chance to go in front but Fernandes’ penalty was kept out by Sánchez.

The Spaniard has been a busy man with The Blues really struggling to play their way out of defence against opponents who have pressed high up the field. One such instance ended up with McTominay slotting low into the net from inside the box, just reward for the hosts’ bright start.

The Red Devils had a number of other chances to double their advantage, with Garnacho and Antony having low efforts kept out by Sánchez, who somehow denied McTominay twice in the space of a couple of seconds.

Chelsea have, at least, had some threatening moments going forward, although they were wasteful before ultimately scoring. Poor final passes and bad decision-making from Jackson meant they continued to trail, right up until Palmer guided a superb effort low into the far corner with half time approaching.

Do the visitors deserved to be level? Perhaps not, but they have at least kept the United defence on their toes.

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