Premier League:- Manchester United moved closer to the Premier League top four after a well-deserved 2-1 victory against Chelsea.
Manchester United won 2-1 against Chelsea in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
UNITED WERE EASILY BEATEN OF 1-0 by Newcastle at the weekend and the scoreline flattered their performance, while it also raised questions about Erik ten Hag and some of his star players in the dressing room.
Ten Hag insisted the majority of the dressing room are still behind him at his pre-match press conference and the players needed to deliver a response against an inconsistent Chelsea side.
Scott McTominay fired an impressive Manchester United to victory over Chelsea as Erik ten Hag’s side bounced back into the Premier League’s top six.
McTominay scored both of the hosts goals in an entertaining 2-1 win as the hosts found their attacking flow.The homegrown midfielder’s first goal came midway through a first half that began with Robert Sanchez saving a Bruno Fernandes penalty and ended with a fine leveller from former Manchester City midfielder Cole Palmer. McTominay put the hosts back ahead with a powerful header and Chelsea substitute Armando Broja saw a late header hit the post as United bounced back from Saturday’s lifeless loss at Newcastle.
McTominay’s fourth and fifth goals of the Premier League season send United three points behind fourth-place Manchester City and nine points off the top of the table.
Chelsea got a goal from Cole Palmer but were decided second-best on the day. The Blues kept 55 percent of the ball but also allowed United to run 4.07 xG to just 1.4. And Chelsea’s 13 shot attempts — a respectable number — were 15 shy of United’s total.
Chelsea remain 10th with 19 points, seven points off seventh-place Newcastle United.