Man U Crash Chelsea 2-1 At Old Trafford

Man U Crash Chelsea 2-1 At Old Trafford

By Samuel Opio

Manchester United moved back to the second place as Romelu Lukaku scored one and set up another as Manchester United came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford.

The Belgium international scored his first goal against a top-eight club this season with United’s equaliser (39), after Willian fired the dominant champions ahead (32).

Lukaku then crossed for substitute Jesse Lingard to head the winner 15 minutes from time.

Lukaku certainly compared favourably to Alvaro Morata who scored the only goal in the corresponding fixture in November, and as a whole Chelsea faded badly after the break. They lost Eden Hazard to what looked like an injury and having passed up the advantage given to them by Willian’s opener this was not a second half performance that reflected well on their manager. Chelsea stay out in fifth place with three defeats in their last four league games.

Willian put Chelsea ahead before Lukaku scored an equalizer

The victory sees United reclaim second place in the Premier League from Liverpool and open a potentially crucial six-point gap over fifth-placed Chelsea in the race for the top four.

Jesse Lingard celebrating after scoring a winning goal

 

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