Chelsea managed a 0-0 draw Saturday against Manchester United in an away match in the English Premier League.
Playing at Manchester’s Old Trafford, both teams were unable to break the deadlock for 90 minutes. Not until the 35th minute was there a chance worthy of the name, and it when it did arrive it was from a familiar source. Chelsea had been looking the better side when Bruno Fernandes dispossessed Jorginho and Juan Mata released Marcus Rashford, whose firm drive was saved by the outstretched right foot of Mendy. A chance in transition, perhaps, was enough to remind Chelsea of what had gone wrong last year and the flickerings of a contest were soon stamped out.
The team from London has nine points and jumped to sixth place in the standings as Manchester United stayed in the 15th spot with seven points. In the other late game Saturday, Liverpool beat Sheffield United 2-1.
Sheffield United scored the opener with Sander Berge’s penalty kick in the 13th minute at Anfield Stadium.
The Reds’ goals came from Roberto Firmino in the 41st minute and Diogo Jota in the 64th minute. Liverpool jumped to second place with 13 points. Sheffield United remained in the 19th spot with just one point.