The intrigue in the title race in England is back in full force. Manchester United beat Chelsea 2 : 0 in the derby of the round and lead to “blue” on top before Tottenham is now just four points. “Red Devils” completely outplayed his opponent and recorded a first win over Chelsea after 12 matches without success. And they did it without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was left on the bench and appeared in the game to end.
In place of the Swede up front played Marcus Rashford. England international played an outstanding game as yet opened the scoring in the seventh minute. It all bullying defense struggle. At the beginning of the second half Ander Herrera made it 2: 0 and ensure the success of United, who scored 22 consecutive match unbeaten in the Premier League.
After this success the team Mourinho takes fifth place, behind 4 points from city rivals Manchester City, but with a game in hand, and six points from Liverpool, but have played two games less than Liverpool.
Manchester United started well derby against Chelsea. On “Old Trafford” more in the fifth minute Lingard stole the ball from David Luiz and nonchalantly Rashford. The young striker slow strokes and the ball went wide. Two minutes later, however Rashford was again brought excellent, this time from Herrera and sent the ball past Begovic 1 : 0.
“Red Devils” had serious gaming advantage, although it did not materialize into scoring opportunities. In one of the rare situations in the 16th minute Ashli Yang found himself in a good position, but he struck the side of the net. Chelsea looked confused, had problems in defense not reached any scoring position in the first half.
Gradually, the pace dropped and both teams waited strategic mistakes of opponents. This led to a lack of football skills in the game, and the most interesting situations were related to clashes Diego Costa defenders struggle.
After the break the players Chelsea came out and changed a lot earlier paid for it. In the 49th minute Ander Herrera made it 2: 0 after a series of unconvincing performances of defenders Londoners. They failed to clear the ball and it came to the Spaniard and then ricochet to Zuma was in the net.
Tactics that Mourinho had chosen totally neutralize the strengths of opponents and was the dominance of United. In the 55th minute Conte let play Cesc Fabregas and his team began to play a much more active. “Blue” came to his first scoring opportunities. Rashford, however, was close to another goal, but his shot went just wide. The young striker, who played a very strong game, threaten Begovic in the 69th minute, when almost alone deal with the protection of opponents, but in the end the shot in the corner was saved by the keeper.
Chelsea tried to push and get back in the game, but Mourinho closed his team and his players did not give any chances to guests. The end result was a personal revenge for Mourinho after his team was defeated 0: 4 earlier in the season of “Bridge” and then removed from Chelsea in the FA Cup.