David de Gea’s latest mistake meant Chelsea took a point against Manchester United to stay in control of the top-four race.
Chelsea ensured the race for a place in the Premier League’s top four remains in their hands after a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Another error from David de Gea allowed Marcos Alonso to cancel out Juan Mata’s opener and claim what could be a valuable point in the quest for Champions League qualification.
United started the day knowing anything less than a win would leave them needing a few favours in the final two matches of the season, and they deservedly went ahead in the first half after producing a far better performance than they have managed in their recent run of seven defeats in nine games in all competitions.
But De Gea, who made costly mistakes against Barcelona and Manchester City in recent games, gifted Alonso a simple finish that could prove fatal to United’s top-four hopes.