Chelsea left it at the death to seal a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
This was the tie of two giants whose positions told the story of their respective campaigns; United were fifth – five points off the coveted fourth place – while Chelsea were languishing in 13th place, three points off 10th spot.
At full time, it ended as you were on positions.
The Red Devils started off the more enterprising of the two and capitalized on some lax defending – following Kurt Zouma having been stretched off injured – in the second half with Wayne Rooney laying a pass to Jesse Lingard who turned and scored a half-volley.
However, the Blues left it late with an emphatic equalizer as Diego Costa stabbed home after pulling David De Gea off his line in the 91st minute.
The draw means Chelsea have lost just once in 32 games Guus Hiddink has been in charge over two spells but for Louis Van Gaal’s team, it would certainly feel like two points dropped having led until added time; the draw now increasing their points off the top four to six.
By Janine Anthony