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Man Utd set new Premier League record which may never be broken after losing to Chelsea

Man Utd set new Premier League record which may never be broken after losing to Chelsea

Manchester United failed to hold on to their lead as Chelsea won late.

Manchester United have set a new Premier League record on the back of their dramatic defeat against Chelsea.

At Stamford Bridge on Thursday night, United and Chelsea played out a Premier League classic in front of a packed crowd.

United came from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 as the match headed into stoppage time.

Cole Palmer then scored twice right at the death to turn the match on its head, as Chelsea dramatically came away 4-3 winners.

After the match, it was revealed that United made a new Premier League record. Opta Joe wrote on social media: “99:17 - Manchester United were leading in this game at 99:17, the latest a side has ever led in a Premier League match they’ve gone on to lose. Collapse.”

On the back of the defeat, United now sit 11 points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa as their hopes for Champions League qualification took another knock.

For Chelsea, they moved up two places in the league table to 10th, one point behind Newcastle United who are occupying the last of the European places.

Speaking after the match, Blues boss Mauricio Pochettino said: “It was amazing because I was thinking we deserved it, we were the better team today. It was fair when we scored in the last minute.

“We started the game really well and at 2-0 for us the game was under control. Then we made a mistake and we suffered a big emotional impact. It wasn’t easy to deal with this.”

The Argentine continued: “In the second half again we controlled the game and we conceded in transition. Of course the way we conceded the three goals was disappointing because I think we should be better in these types of situations. But if you analyse the game I think it was a fair result, three points for us.

“And to finish in the way that we finished, for the connection between our players and fans, it was a very good thing that happened for us tonight and it should be a turning point for the team and the fans to have trust in each other.”

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Topics: Manchester United, Chelsea, Premier League, Football