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Sunday 17 December 2017

TERRY BLAST

Chelsea captain John Terry claims he and Branislav Ivanovic were ''double headlocked at every corner'' during Sunday's gripping 1-1 draw at Manchester United.

Chelsea were denied their eighth win of the season thanks to Robin van Persie's injury-time header, which cancelled out Didier Drogba's opener at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho could barely hide his dismay at Phil Dowd's performance in Manchester and it appears Terry agrees with his manager.

Mourinho was unhappy that referee Dowd did not award his team a penalty in the first half when Ivanovic went down in the box during a tussle with United defender Chris Smalling during a set piece. Just in front of Ivanovic, Terry also tumbled to the ground as he battled with Marcos Rojo, but no penalty was awarded.

Van Persie's equaliser came after Ivanovic had been sent off for two bookable offences after twice fouling Angel di Maria, but Terry suggested on Instagram that it was the Chelsea right-back and himself who were sinned against, rather than sinners.

Terry wrote: ''It shows how well we are playing when you come away from Old Trafford disappointed with 1 point.

''Thanks to all the travelling fans for your great support. #JtandIVAgotdoubleheadlockedfromeverycorner.''

Dowd handed out seven yellow cards out to Chelsea, meaning the Blues will be fined £25,000.

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