Diego Costa cancels out Jesse Lingard’s wonder goal with injury-time equaliser

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Manchester United had to settle for a share of the spoils after Diego Costa cancelled out Jesse Lingard’s opener in injury time.

Lingard’s goal looked to have given United all three points before Costa spoiled United’s party.

The 23-year-old controlled Wayne Rooney’s loose touch inside the area, swivelled and crashed home a volley to put Louis van Gaal's team 1-0 up in the 61st minute.


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The draw means the gap between table-toppers Leicester and United sits at 12 points following the Foxes’ stunning 3-0 win against Manchester City on Saturday. Chelsea, meanwhile, are still unbeaten since Guus Hiddink took charge in December.

Check out Lingard’s wonder goal and Costa’s late equaliser below.

The game was stopped for several minutes when Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma suffered a nasty fall early in the second half. The 21-year-old landed awkwardly after making a clearance and required a stretcher to carry him off the pitch.

De Gea heroics

Chelsea proceeded to unleash a series of attempts at David de Gea in the second half but were unable to find a way past the impressive Spaniard until the 91st minute, Costa making the most of a fortunate bounce to slot into an empty net.

The Blues extended their unbeaten streak to 11 games.

Costa spoiled the party

After receiving heavy criticism earlier in the season, Van Gaal looked to have further enhanced his reputation following Tuesday’s 3-0 against Stoke. Unfortunately, Costa spoiled his celebrations.

The draw means United’s winless run against Chelsea stretches to nine games.

Van Gaal will claim his side remain in the title race and there promises to be plenty of twists and turns before the season concludes in May, but recovering from a 12-point deficit with 13 games remaining will take some doing.

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