Manchester United vs Chelsea: Premier League – MUN vs CHE –With a 4-1 victory over Chelsea at Old Trafford, Manchester United surpassed Chelsea and clinched a spot in the Champions League for the next season. Early in the game, Casemiro headed home a free kick from Christian Eriksen, and Anthony Martial later scored a second from close range. While they lost Antony to an ankle injury, goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford in the second half secured the win. Frank Lampard’s team missed a number of great opportunities in the meantime, and their carelessness paid them dearly. Follow Premier League LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.
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The goal surge was begun by Casemiro in the sixth minute when he headed Christian Eriksen’s free-kick into the net to record his second straight goals. Eriksen’s 74th Premier League assist tied him with legendary Arsenal player Thierry Henry.
Chelsea had many opportunities to tie the score, but its wasted opportunities cost it late in the first half. Jadon Sancho initially caught Casemiro’s through pass, which was then placed on a dish for Anthony Martial to tap in.
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The Red Devils continued their strong offensive play into the second half, and poor play by Frank Lampard’s team allowed them to earn a penalty kick in the 72nd minute, which captain Bruno Fernandes easily converted.
Five minutes later, Marcus Rashford scored the fourth goal, becoming the first Manchester United player since Robin van Persie in the 2012–13 season to score over 30 goals in a season, and Chelsea paid the price for letting its guard down once more as United kept on banging on the door.
With an outstanding solo goal,Joao Felix, who is on loan from Atletico Madrid, attempted to restore hope for the visitors. However, it was too little, too late as Chelsea lost to rival United in a demoralising loss.
United have now won only once in 13 games, with 10 of those coming under Lampard. The Blues lineup at this time was the youngest in Premier League history. That and Joao Felix’s late goal do not offer much comfort. Casemiro and the others had conviction where they lacked it.
The troublesome injury to Antony was the only thing that prevented United from having a perfect night after moving above Newcastle. However, other than that, Erik ten Hag’s crew had a successful evening. To eliminate Liverpool’s chances of catching them, they only needed one point.
Manchester United XI:
De Gea, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes, Sancho, Antony, Martial.
Subs: Butland, Maguire, Rashford, Malacia, Fred, Dalot, Weghorst, McTominay, Garnacho.
Kepa, Chalobah, W.Fofana, Hall, Azpilicueta, Gallagher, Enzo, Chukwuemeka, Madueke, Mudryk, Havertz.
Subs: Mendy, Silva, Pulisic, Felix, Loftus-Cheek, Ziyech, Koulibaly, D.Fofana, Gilchrist.
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