Watch: Antonio Rudiger balloons late chance over the bar for Chelsea

Antonio Rudiger Chelsea captain 2021

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger was presented with a golden chance to become the match-winning hero against Manchester United – but ballooned his injury-time shot over the crossbar.

Rudiger played the full 90 minutes at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea were held to their second successive 1-1 draw at home in the Premier League.

This wasn’t for the want of trying – the league leaders dominated possession and ended up registering 24 shots to United’s three.

And their final opportunity was perhaps the most glorious; Rudiger began the swift counter-attack by dispossessing Jesse Lingard and moved the ball forwards.

Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech combined with Christian Pulisic, who eventually released an excellent deep cross right towards the unmarked Rudiger.

The Chelsea centre-back probably had time to take the ball down and shoot but instead blasted a volley into the stand behind the goal. It was the last kick of the contest.

Despite dropping two points, Thomas Tuchel’s side are still Premier League leaders but only two points separate Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool.

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