(Football news) The Red Devils were briefly held back by a brilliant Cole Palmer finish, but they concluded the evening in full voice with their jubilant supporters, extending their unbeaten Premier League run against the Blues to 12 games. Two goals either side of the break from the Scotsman proved telling for the Red Devils.
Marcus Rashford was one of several St. James’ Park starting to lose their spots due to his unsatisfactory performance against Newcastle United, and Reece James only played on the bench for Chelsea after serving his two-match ban.
The early effects of Ten Hag’s brutal substitutions were evident: a motivated Man United attacked at every chance, and in the fourth minute, Robert Sanchez had to make a great stop to keep Rasmus Hojlund from scoring his first Premier League goal.
when four more minutes, a VAR intervention gave the hosts a spot kick when Enzo Fernandez caught Antony with the tip of his boot. However, Sanchez easily saved the bacon for the Argentinians when Bruno Fernandes’s weak penalty was saved.
The Blues were given some life by the Red Devils captain’s lackluster attempt; in the moments that followed, Fernandez and Mykhaylo Mudryk came close to scoring, but Man United rightly took the lead in the nineteenth minute.
Alejandro Garnacho’s deft cutback from the left found Harry Maguire, who was unmarked. Marc Cucurella blocked Maguire’s attempt, but McTominay was there to chip the ball up and finish a skillful volley low into the goal.
In the 35th minute, Raheem Sterling was brought down by Victor Lindelof’s challenge, and Chelsea sought their own revenge with a spot kick. However, Chris Kavanagh was not duped and may have had cause to warn the Englishman for diving.