Juan Mata defies nice guy image to nail Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta while Manchester United duo Ashley Young and Nemanja Matic become 10th and 11th players booked for fouling Eden Hazard in 2018… THINGS YOU MISSED
- Manchester United drew 2-2 at Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday
- Anthony Martial scored twice for United before embracing boss Jose Mourinho
- Ashley Young and Nemanja Matic were both booked for fouling Eden Hazard
- Eleven players have now been shown yellow cards for PL fouls on Hazard in 2018
- Juan Mata was also cautioned following an ugly challenge on Cesar Azpilicueta
Chelsea and Manchester United got Saturday started with a bang by playing out an eventful 2-2 draw at lunchtime.
Anthony Martial scored twice to put United on the verge of victory after Antonio Rudiger’s first-half opener, but Ross Barkley bundled home a stoppage-time leveller to keep Chelsea unbeaten in the Premier League this season.
Sportsmail’s ROBERT SUMMERSCALES has rounded up five things you may have missed from the thriller at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley celebrated scoring a late leveller against Manchester United
Nice guy Mata?!
United midfielder Juan Mata is one of football’s good guys.
But the 30-year-old, who is the face of the Common Goal charitable initiative, showed his nasty side during the second half when he nailed Cesar Azpilicueta with a horrible tackle.
Mata was rightly booked for the foul on his fellow Spaniard and former Chelsea team-mate Azpilicueta, who did well not to seek retribution.
United midfielder Juan Mata launched into an ugly challenge on Cesar Azpilicueta (centre)
Azpilicueta looked in pain as Mata chopped him down in the second half at Stamford Bridge
Spanish playmaker Mata went in on his former team-mate just outside Chelsea’s penalty area
Nemanja Matic and Ashley Young became the 10th and 11th players to be booked for fouls on Eden Hazard in the Premier League in 2018.
Matic used unfair means to prevent Hazard breaking forward after just 13 minutes, before Young hauled him down moments later.
Terence Kongolo, Shkodran Mustafi, Fabian Schar, Matt Ritchie, Dan Gosling, Jefferson Lerma, Sadio Mane, Cedric Soares, Oriol Romeu have also been cautioned for fouling Hazard this year.
Nemanja Matic (left) patted Belgian Eden Hazard on the head after fouling the Chelsea ace
Full back Ashley Young was shown a yellow card after fouling Hazard during the first half
Greetings for former Gunners
Former Arsenal team-mates Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez looked pleased to see each other before kick-off at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea striker Giroud and United forward Sanchez both left Arsenal midway through last season.
They each entered the action on Saturday as second-half subs, but not before sharing a hug and a high-five during the warm-up.
Olivier Giroud (left) and Alexis Sanchez looked pleased to see each other before kick-off
The former Arsenal team-mates shared a hug on the pitch during their warm-ups on Saturday
Mourinho and Martial make amends?
Sanchez and Giroud were not the only couple of cuddlers on display at Stamford Bridge.
United manager and Martial embraced as the two-goal star was subbed off in the second half.
Mourinho and Martial have endured a troubled relationship at Old Trafford, but could this signal an improvement between the pair?
Martial has now started in each of United’s last four domestic matches.
Anthony Martial, who scored two goals, was hugged by Jose Mourinho after being subbed off
Martial and Mourinho spoke by the side of the pitch after the Frenchman had shone for United
White shorts cause confusion
United wore their regular home shirt and socks, but with white shorts rather than their usual black ones.
The kit swap caused confusion among many fans.
One hit out on Twitter and wrote: ‘The horrific mismatch of United wearing white shorts with this shirt is in fact the perfect metaphor for how their season has gone so far’.
United’s players, seen celebrating their second goal, wore white shorts instead of black ones
Do United wear black shorts or white shorts, I'm confused
The horrific mismatch of United wearing white shorts with this shirt is in fact the perfect metaphor for how their season has gone so far #Kitwatch
This seasons Man United kit just doesn't look right with white shorts. #CHEMUN
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