Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea: Pep Guardiola says City are ahead of Spurs

Media playback is not supported on this device Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea: Pep Guardiola says his side are ahead of Tottenham

Manchester United twice came from behind to draw 1-1 with Chelsea as they looked to win their sixth consecutive league game at Old Trafford.

The hosts drew level thanks to Jesse Lingard’s fine curled left-foot strike – his sixth goal in four league games – but Eden Hazard’s long-range effort gave Chelsea the lead.

The draw means Manchester City lead Tottenham by two points and United three.

City are at home to Swansea on Sunday and Tottenham visit Wolves the same day.

United thought they had won their first match in 10 when Lingard rose at the back post to head in Marcus Rashford’s cross.

But Hazard, who only arrived at Stamford Bridge for £32m on deadline day, headed in 18 minutes later from Davide Zappacosta’s cross.

Chelsea and England forward Raheem Sterling had a goal ruled out for offside before he took over the game, with six efforts on goal, all of which were saved.

Mourinho clearly impressed by City duo

Mourinho praised Zappacosta and Danilo as key to Chelsea’s defensive effort at Old Trafford

Mourinho said Zappacosta and Danilo’s performances as wing-backs were key for Chelsea’s defensive approach.

“They shared a high line against the wingers,” he said. “If they’re on top of their game with two or three targets to block, then I think they give a plus to the rest of the defence.

“I don’t think Zappacosta and Danilo match each other in pace but I think they were very committed and solid to defend the position they play.

“But they are two players that give minutes in three competitions and can improve, and this is important for their confidence.”

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