Diego Costa strikes in injury time to rescue draw for Chelsea against Manchester United

first_imgDiego Costa’s injury-time equaliser robbed under-fire Manchester United boss, Louis van Gaal, of a vital victory as Chelsea maintained their unbeaten run under Guus Hiddink.The pre-match build-up was dominated by reports that the Red Devils had approached Jose Mourinho to become their next manager, but the visitors looked to have earned their Dutch coach a stay of execution courtesy of Jesse Lingard’s superb second-half opener.However, the Blues snatched a share of the spoils at the death as Costa continued his resurgence in front of goal under Hiddink with a composed finish from a tight angle.It was hard on United who had looked to have built upon one of their finest displays of the season against Stoke with another dominant showing. For long spells the Red Devils were left to lament the brilliance of Thibaut Courtois while at the other end David De Gea produced some magnificent late saves to ensure they didn’t leave the Bridge empty-handed.The result leaves United six points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City, while Van Gaal’s hopes of a late title tilt look unlikely as they are now 12 adrift of leaders Leicester City.Chelsea will be delighted with the point and buoyed by stretching their unbeaten run under Hiddink to 10 matches as they aim to avoid the prospect of becoming the first Premier League champions to finish the following season outside the top seven. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more