Casemiro’s killer goal earned United a 1-1 draw against Chelsea

LONDON: Casemiro scored in the closing seconds with a header to give Manchester United a 1-1 draw against hosts Chelsea on Saturday in an exciting summit of the English Premier League. Chelsea thought they would win after leading in Jorginho took the lead with a penalty in the 87th minute, but in injury time Casemiro picked up a Luke Shaw cross and headed for the post before the ball barely cut the goal line. The referee awarded the goal after returning to the goal line technique. Chelsea’s 21-point tally became fourth, one point and one place ahead of United in fifth in ranking, who played the game without Cristiano Ronaldo after coach Eric Ten Hag excluded him from the squad. Although United were happy to take the draw, the team was hit with an ankle injury, defender Raphael Varane in the middle of the second half, and appeared to be crying, perhaps out of fear of losing France in the World Cup final. in Qatar next month. United striker Marcus Rashford missed two dangerous chances in the first half, one of which from goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. (Reuters)