Manchester United 2- 1 Chelsea Scott McTominay brace eases pressure on Erik ten Hag with a justified win
Manchester United closed in on the top four to give an important- demanded lift after a tumultuous numerous day.
Scott McTominay scored twice as Manchester United eased the pressure on Erik ten Hag with a 2- 1 win over Chelsea at Old Trafford.
The midfielder took his tale for United this season to six pretensions as he scored in either half, icing the hosts picked up a important- demanded three points despite Bruno Fernandes’ early missed penalty.
Cole Palmer had evened for the Blues just before the break, but McTominay headed home his alternate with 20 beats remaining as United moved to within just three points Among the top four, issues are evident both on and off the field. Chelsea remains tenth, and any European intentions looking a long way out.
After a figure- up dominated by talk of dressing room uneasiness, Ten Hag made a big statement by dropping Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to the bench, while Reece James was only among the backups himself on his return from suspension for Chelsea.
The home side, keen to respond after their dismal defeat to Newcastle, made a flying launch to the match. Rasmus Hojlund and McTominay both had early sweats before VAR presented United with a huge occasion to open the scoring.
Having been transferred to the pitchside monitor, the adjudicator supposed that Enzo Fernandez had fouled Antony, setting the stage for Fernandes with a spot- kick. He rambled up to the ball, but Robert Sanchez held his vagrancy- whams and sidestepped out the domestic penalty.
The chances continued to flow, mainly at one end of the pitch but Chelsea did have openings too. MykhailoMudryk burst through the defense and transferred a trouble against the woodwork as he tried to beat Andre Onana at his near post.
United got the thing their performance earned with just under 20 beats on the timer, as Harry Maguire’s blocked trouble fell for McTominay, who lashed a strike into the undermost corner, with Sanchez ultimately beaten.
The Chelsea goalkeeper ever denied McTominay a second, a double saves as the midfielder transferred two sweats straight at him from point-blank range, before Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson made a mess of an occasion as Chelsea combated seconds subsequently.
United looked well-suited to doubling their lead, but rather, they were pegged back ahead partial- time.
Neither director was pleased with the space on offer in the opening 45 beats, judging by the distinction seen after the break. A far cagier hassle materialized, with little in the way of clear chances in an increasingly scrappy affair.
But, as in the first half, it was McTominay to stepped up and edged his side in front. Alejandro Garnacho cropped a ball to the posterior post, where the Scottish international inked off his man and powered a title beyond Sanchez. Minutes subsequently McTominay could have made it a headpiece- trick, but he shanked a trouble wide when clean through.
Garnacho went near to extending the lead, as Chelsea failed to mount any sustained pressure in the ending stages. Armando Broja floated to catch a point as the match ticked into conclusion time, but he could only head against the woodwork from a tight angle, as United avoided what would have been a cruel late sucker- punch.