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Man Utd, Chelsea fire blanks at Old Trafford

News24
25 Oct 2020, 04:44 GMT+10

Manchester United and Chelsea have played out a soggy stalemate at a wet Old Trafford on Saturday.

Edinson Cavani made his debut for Manchester United against big-spending Chelsea but the sides cancelled each other out in a 0-0 draw on a night of torrential rain in Manchester.

Both teams are hoping to take advantage of sluggish starts by City and Liverpool but have themselves struggled to find their rhythm.

United's previous two Premier League home games this season resulted in a 9-2 aggregate scoreline against them in defeats by Crystal Palace and Spurs.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer threw on Paul Pogba and Cavani with just over half an hour to go and the Uruguayan nearly scored with his first touch.

Teenage forward Mason Greenwood entered the fray in the 83rd minute as United went for the win but neither side could break the deadlock, with Edouard Mendy making a fine late save to deny Marcus Rashford.

The result means United have failed to win any of their opening three home league games in a season for the first time since 1972/73.

Earlier, goals from Jairo Riedewald and Wilfried Zaha for Crystal Palace condemned promoted Fulham to their fifth defeat in six matches.

Tom Cairney pulled a goal back for 10-man Fulham in the final seconds but Roy Hodgson's side held on to win 2-1 and climb to fifth in the table.

Source: News24

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