Yet Barkley's 96th minute equaliser, which preserved Chelsea's unbeaten record, also prompted drama at pitchside as one of the assistants of Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri seemingly provoked Mourinho.
This was after his exuberant celebrations in front of the Manchester United bench sparked an altercation with visiting manager, Jose Mourinho. The incident was also skillfully handled by Chelsea's boss Maurizio Sarri, who talked to Mourinho and made Ianni apologize.
Chelsea assistant coach Marco Ianni could face the wrath of the FA as he has been charged for misconduct.
The fiery scene became another chapter in Mourinho's floundering year but he was soon vindicated, speaking to Sky Sports.
Asked if he had received the same level of respect he had shown to Chelsea, Mourinho said: "No, I don't think [I did], but that's not my responsibility".
United were on the verge of securing their first win at Stamford Bridge since 2012 after mounting an impressive comeback in the second half, with Anthony Martial scoring twice after Antonio Rüdiger had given Chelsea an early lead. "I have spoken with the member of my staff and then I bring him to speak with Mourinho to say sorry to him".
Many opposition fans love to hate Manchester United boss Mourinho, a proven victor around Europe, but facing an uphill struggle to get the Red Devils back on track this season. "He apologised and I accepted". "[It was] bad education", the United boss said.
"I was very happy with our performance for 60 minutes", Sarri said after the 2-2 draw. I don't think so. "It was the end of the story with me in the minute he apologised".
Last week Mourinho was charged by the FA over alleged comments made in the immediate aftermath of his team's dramatic 3-2 Premier League win over Newcastle United. "This is the Premier League against fantastic teams, so we have to keep going and try to work hard".
"I would really like the boy not to go through more than that, let him work".