Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea LIVE score and goal updates as Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku strike
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The Portuguese manager couldn’t hide his delight as his second half change produced decisive dividends, when the England star timed a brilliant run to get onto the end of a perfect delivery from Romelu Lukaku on 76 minutes.
United XI: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Young, Matic, Pogba, McTominay, Sanchez, Martial, Lukaku.
Subs: Pereira, Bailly, Shaw, Carrick, Mata, Lingard, Rashford.
Chelsea XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Moses, Drinkwater, Kante, Alonso, Willian, Morata, Hazard.
Subs: Caballero, Cahill, Zappacosta, Emerson, Fabregas, Pedro, Giroud.
Earlier, Lukaku had answered his critics with a fine finish after brilliant work from Anthony Martial in a crowded penalty area, to drag United into a game that Chelsea had dominated until that point.
The London club had taken tactical control of a game where Mourinho had conceded the visitors the majority of possession, and taken the lead when they capitalised on a mistake by Paul Pogba, to break swiftly for Willian to surprisingly beat David De Gea at his near post.
De Gea looked shaky at times, but produced a fine save from Willian soon after Lingard had put United ahead, to ensure his manager took bragging rights over Antonio Conte, and the last laugh in their increasingly bitter feud.
Manchester United return to second place in the Premier League with a comeback victory over Chelsea this afternoon. Willian put the Blues ahead in the first half, only for Romelu Lukaku to equalise before the break. The Belgian played a vital in securing the three points for United as he supplied a perfect cross for Jesse Lingard to head home the winner. It was far from a perfect performance from Jose Mourinho’s men, but it was enough to secure the win. Chelsea will be furious with themselves, leaving a game that they dominated in periods with nothing.