In the 47th minute of today’s mammoth Premier League clash between Chelsea and Manchester United, Mason Mount played the marauding Ben Chilwell through with a lovely pass down the left-wing.
Chilwell galloped into the box before drilling a low cross into the area, Oliver Giroud’s dummy/miss left Hakim Ziyech in plenty of space, the fellow summer recruit fired a powerful first-time shot towards goal.
De Gea sprang into action to bat the ball away with his right hand, showcasing some brilliant reactions from the Spaniard to a shot that wasn’t expected.
Red Devils legend and Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville could be heard describing the stop as ‘last-ditch’. De Gea certainly kept his side in the tie with these acrobatics.
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? – Ziyech with a good chance to score but De Gea denies him from scoring. pic.twitter.com/CL5DH9Qrrw
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ANOTHER CHANCE FOR CHELSEA! ?
Chilwell breaks down the left and cuts it back for Ziyech who tests de Gea, but the Spaniard gets a strong hand to it.
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Pictures from Z and Sky Sports.
The game has opened up quite a bit in the second-half, both sides are starting to show much more attacking intent whilst in possession.