The Italian – while sitting as the last man back for the Blues – opted to try and bring down a breakaway aerial ball by United with his first touch only to get it horribly wrong and play summer signing Jadon Sancho through on goal.
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Knowing what had happened, Jorginho immediately gave up on the ball, knowing that catching the counter-attacking speed of Sancho would be impossible – with the England youngster then slotting coolly past Edouard Mendy.
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Speaking after the match, however, Tuchel rushed to his man’s defence and insisted Jorginho had simply been distracted by the Stamford Bridge floodlights.
Tuchel said: ‘He misjudged the situation and I think he was heavily disturbed by the lights. It happens.
‘It takes a lot of courage and personality to not be affected during the match and to have the courage to take the penalty. I am very happy that he did it.’
Pressed on Chelsea’s overall performance, Tuchel added: ‘I am absolutely happy with what the players put in.
‘We had so many high ball recoveries, so can we maybe create more chances from this superiority and ball wins? Yes, maybe.
‘So the energy is right, the quality is right, and the result is the result. Today it wasn’t in our favour.’
Chelsea’s failure to turn the match around and find a winner now means the Premier League summit is even tighter than before.
The Blues still top the pile after 13 matches played, with 30 points to their name.
Manchester City sits in second with 29, while Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have 28 in 3rd following their convincing 4-0 win against Southampton.
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The battle of the full-backs rages on with Trent Alexander-Arnold leapfrogging Reece James atop the Power Rankings form chart after registering his seventh assist this term as Liverpool cruised to a 4-0 win over Southampton.
Team-mate Diogo Jota soared into the third spot after scoring twice at Anfield, having also got on the scoresheet in the 4-0 over Arsenal last weekend.
Aaron Ramsdale (No 4) maintained his standing as the league’s most in-form stopper after making five saves in the 2-0 win against Newcastle to keep his sixth clean sheet in the Premier League this term.
Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo (No 5) retained his place among the elite following his side’s 2-1 win over West Ham in a snowstorm at the Etihad, ahead of team-mates Rodri (No 9), Bernardo Silva (No 10) and Ilkay Gundogan (No 11).
Maxwel Cornet (No 6) kept his place among the top performers after Burnley’s fixture with Tottenham was postponed due to snow, while Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn (No 7) and Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis (No 8) entered the top 10.
Arsenal Has Made A Bid For Ianis Stoica To Boost Their Attacking Strength
The London-based side known as the Gunners are currently fifth in the Premier League, level on points with fourth-placed West Ham. However, they have a goal difference of -2, having scored nine goals fewer than the east London side.
Mikel Arteta’s side has their eyes on ‘the next Kylian Mbappe’, Ianis Stoica, who currently plays for Romanian side Steaua Bucharest.
The 18-year-old is currently playing his first full season as part of the Steaua first team, having recorded seven goals and two assists already this season.
If his side’s coach is to be believed, Arsenal has already submitted a bid for the youngster.
“I currently have a 7.5 million euros (offer) for Ianis Stoica,” Gigi Becali told the media before confirming the offer was from Arsenal. “And I want 10 million plus 20 percent (from a future transfer).”
Arsenal’s two main strikers, Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are both ageing competitors, and neither of whom is in their prime anymore.
The side’s most exciting prospects are wide players Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe and it will be in Arteta’s best interests to get a young hungry striker to complete that attacking trio.