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Ruben Loftus-Cheek admits to being confused over Casemiro's goal for Man Utd

Joshua Nair

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek admits to being confused over Casemiro's goal for Man Utd

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has admitted he was confused as to how Manchester United midfielder Casemiro managed to score his equaliser.

Manchester United fought back to draw 1-1 with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night, with the Brazilian heading in a stoppage time equaliser after Jorginho converted a penalty in the 87th minute.

The game looked to be heading for a 0-0 finish, but late drama ensued as McTominay brought down Broja in the box to give away a penalty, and United showed their fighting spirit to gain a point.

Loftus-Cheek was interviewed by Chelsea's in-house media team post-match and went on to say: "It was scrappy, both teams weren't clean on the ball,

"It was just one of those games but I thought we had it [the win], we were defending well and then, to be honest, I don't know how Casemiro's got the power on that header to send it up and down. It feels like a defeat."

That looping header was Casemiro's first goal for Manchester United, a reward for the stellar performances he has shown in recent weeks.

"We had to win the duels, both teams went toe to toe like that and sometimes it is what happens in these games.

Casemiro battling for the ball credit: Indian Express
Casemiro battling for the ball credit: Indian Express

"It was unlucky for us to concede in the last minute. But we're not losing, we're winning and we are drawing which is a good sign. We want to be solid as a team first, that's the foundation going forward. You want to be good defensively and then on top of that have a freedom and a flow to go and score goals and create. That's the next step." Loftus-Cheek concluded.

The 1-1 draw left Chelsea in fourth place and United in fifth in the table, but following Newcastle's victory over Tottenham, both sides have fallen a place as Newcastle leapfrogged into fourth.

The result also means that the Man United vs Chelsea fixture further extends its record as the most drawn fixture in Premier League history.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Casemiro, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Chelsea, Manchester United

Joshua Nair
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