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Man United frustrated with draw at Chelsea, now 12 points behind league leaders

Man United Frustrated With Draw At Chelsea, Now 12 Points Behind League Leaders

Manchester United were left frustrated by a VAR penalty controversy in their 0-0 draw at Chelsea, while the revitalized Gareth Bale struck twice in Tottenham’s 4-0 rout of Burnley on Sunday.

Second-placed United had hoped to close the gap on Manchester City with a victory at Stamford Bridge.

But instead, they now sit 12 points behind the Premier League leaders as their title hopes fade following a run of one win from four games.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is unbeaten in nine matches in all competitions since replacing the sacked Frank Lampard, but the stalemate was a blow to his team’s top-four challenge

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The fifth-placed Blues are one point behind fourth-placed West Ham and four ahead of sixth-placed Liverpool, who visit Sheffield United in Sunday’s late game.

Neither side could claim they deserved to win in a game of few clear-cut chances.

The biggest talking point came in the first half when United’s appeal for a penalty was rejected by referee Stuart Attwell after he consulted the pitchside monitor when Callum Hudson-Odoi appeared to handle in a challenge with Mason Greenwood.

Luke Shaw, after the game, said the referee did not award a penalty to avoid controversies.

He said: “I even heard the referee say to [Maguire], if I say it’s a penalty then it’s going to cause a lot of people to talk afterwards.”

File Photo: Hudson-Odoi appeared to handle the ball in a challenge with Mason Greenwood.



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