Man United stay in Champions League contention with win over Chelsea

Man United stay in Champions League contention with win over Chelsea

- Manchester United cruised to victory at Stamford Bridge in their English Premier League (EPL) clash

- A goal each from Martial and Maguire sealed the win for the Red Devils

- United recorded their second win in the league over Lampard's side in one season

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Manchester United revived their hopes of qualifying for Champions League next season following their 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

Anthony Martial opened the scoring for the Red Devils through a flipping header in the 45th minute after connecting with a cross from Aaron Wan-Bissaka on the right flank.

The English international dribbled his countryman Reece James twice before finally putting the cross into the Blues danger zone, and the Frenchman was in the right position to head it home.

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This was after both sides had struggled most part of the first half in search of a goal.

Frank Lampard's men got the game off to a bright start after mounting immense pressure on their visitors but James' final ball went far off from target.

A few minutes later Willian also tried his chance but his effort was stopped by David De Gea to ensure the game remains goalless in the first ten minutes.

Not too long after that, French midfielder N'golo Kante was taken off the pitch owing to an injury that is yet to be known and Mason Mount took his place for the remainder of the game.

Summer signing Harry Maguire made it two for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men in the 66th minute after heading home a superb cross from Bruno Fernandes.

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Prior to their second goal, Kurt Zouma had equalised for the Blues in the 55th minute but he was unlucky as VAR intervened.

Winter signing Bruno Fernandes also made attempt to double his side's lead but his effort went inches off target.

Chelsea was once again found the back of the net through second-half substitute Olivier Giroud who benefited from a Mount's pass but VAR ruled the goal offside.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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