Top five stats from Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Chelsea, feat. Di Maria & Fabregas

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Manchester United held Premier League leaders Chelsea to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Didier Drogba turned opened the scoring for Chelsea before Robin van Persie left it late to net an injury time equaliser for the hosts. Jose Mourinho was understandably left fuming by the late lapse of concentration that saw the spoils shared with his former mentor Louis van Gaal.

Here are the top five statistics from Sunday's encounter:

1) Angel Di María created 4 chances for Manchester United; the highest total of anyone involved in this tie. The Argentine international has now fashioned more goal scoring opportunities, per match, than any other player in the Premier League. 

  TeamKey Passes per AppAppsMins
Ángel Di María Man Utd 3.29 7 573
Joey Barton QPR 3.25 4 304
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea 3.00 9 801
Stewart Downing West Ham 2.89 9 809
Dusan Tadic Southampton 2.78 9 770

2) Didier Drogba scores only his second goal in 12 Premier League appearances versus the Red Devils, and his first top flight goal for 960 days. His last came during a 1-0 victory against Stoke on 10th March 2012.

3) Cesc Fàbregas has now fashioned more assists in the league this season (8) than any Chelsea player managed in the entire league last term. The Spaniard has now been involved in nine goals (one goal, eight assists) in nine league games for the Blues.

  TeamPosGoalsAssistsAppsMins
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea MF 1 8 9 801

4) Louis van Gaal's side made the most of their home advantage, maintaining a 51.4% share of possession. The Red Devils also fashioned over double the number of efforts at goal managed by Chelsea. 

  Possession (%)Total Shots
Manchester United 51.00 19
Chelsea 48.00 9

5) Marcos Rojo recorded more touches of the ball (85) than any other player in this match, while Chris Smalling played the most passes (70), completing 87.1% of his attempts to find a team-mate.

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