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Monday, June 25, 2018

Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea: Jesse Lingard scores winner; As it happened

Manchester United vs Chelsea: Manchester United come from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford with goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard. Earlier Willian scored the opener for the Londoners.

Manchester United vs Chelsea Live Manchester United vs Chelsea: Manchester United beat Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford. (Source: Reuters)

Manchester United returned to second in the Premier League table after staging a come-from-behind win against Chelsea at Old Trafford. No dramatics from either managers throughout the game – no fracas between the players either. Willian scored for a second game running Romelu Lukaku had his involvement in both United goals – scoring one and assisting the second. Jesse Lingard popped up to score the winner after Willian put Chelsea ahead and Lukaku drew parity. Chelsea were good in patches, much better of the two teams in the first half but the second half more or less belonged to United. Mourinho’s substitution of throwing in Lingard paid off in the end for all three points.

Manchester United vs Chelsea, Score, Updates and Goals from Old Trafford:

  1. 9:32PM
    25 Feb, 18
    FULL TIME!

    Referee blows the full time whistle and Manchester United come from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford. For second year in a row, Mourinho edges Conte at Old Trafford. United return to second in the Premier League table

  2. 9:23PM
    25 Feb, 18
    STOPPAGE TIME

    Four minutes added on after the 90 minutes. Can Chelsea get an equaliser?

  3. 9:23PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Morata goal disallowed

    Fabregas with a chip to Morata into the area, the Spaniard gets the shot on and it goes into the goal off the post. But it has been flagged as offside. Very, very close. May well have been onside. Yep, on further looking, it looked on. Just. Tough call for the official to make. 

  4. 9:19PM
    25 Feb, 18
    MATIC BOOKED

    Cynical challenge from Matic and he is booked. Willian tried to skip away, almost did but former Chelsea man holds on from behind to prevent any further movement. 

  5. 9:15PM
    25 Feb, 18
    SUBSTITUTIONS

    Chelsea: Giroud and Fabregas on, Moses and Drinkwater off

    Manchester United: Bailly on, Sanchez off

  6. 9:14PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Willian tests De Gea!

    Right back, Willian has the space and time to unleash a shot but his fierce hit, trying to beat De Gea at the near post, doesn't work out. Spain's No 1 gets firm hands to keep the ball firmly in his grasp

  7. 9:11PM
    25 Feb, 18
    JESSE LINGARD SCORES!

    GOAL! Manchester United take the lead in the 75th minute with Jesse Lingard. SUPER SUB! Pedro and Rudiger don't go to close down Lukaku with much fervour to allow him to angle the ball into the box. Little dink into the area, Lingard is unmarked at near post and heads past Courtois! Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea. OLD TRAFFORD IS BOUNCING!

  8. 9:07PM
    25 Feb, 18
    SUBSTITUTION

    Chelsea change: Eden Hazard walks off the pitch and he will be replaced by Pedro

  9. 9:06PM
    25 Feb, 18
    BRILLIANT FROM LUKAKU AND COURTOIS!

    What a beautiful bit of play from Romlelu Lukaku and then Thibaut Courtois. Lukaku twists in the air and volleys a chipped cross behind him with superb technique - only for Courtois to fingertip it over the crossbar! Wonderful play from both

  10. 8:58PM
    25 Feb, 18
    SUBSTITUTION

    First change of the game. Manchester United with the first change. Jesse Lingaard comes on to replace Anthony Martial. Decent outing for Martial today. 

  11. 8:55PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Drinkwater tests De Gea

    Not so convincing from De Gea in goal. Speculative shot from Drinkwater from outside the area and it is parried away straight into the path of an attack that never came. None of the Chelsea players back up the effort and it is cleared away by Valencia before Alonso could do anything to the rebound

  12. 8:49PM
    25 Feb, 18
    On the sidelines

    Manchester United's all time top goalscorer Wayne Rooney is in the stands and former manager Louis van Gaal is in the media room. Questioned on rumours linking him to Chelsea job, the Dutchman says, "That's fake news!"

  13. 8:45PM
    25 Feb, 18
    SECOND HALF!

    PEEP PEEP! Second half underway at Old Trafford. Manchester United get the second 45 minutes underway. Same of the first half please. Thanks!

  14. 8:25PM
    25 Feb, 18
    HALF TIME!

    Two minutes of stoppage time comes to an end and also of the first half. Good start, scrappy middle before things reached fever pitch after the half hour mark. And there has been no melee either. Willian with his 12th goal of the season while Lukaku scored his first against a top-four side this season. At half time, Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea

  15. 8:22PM
    25 Feb, 18
    WITTY BANTER ON SHOW!

    Chelsea before the United equaliser: "“Your city is blue ... just like London, your city is blue!” Heh, well done!

  16. 8:21PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Hazard with a chance

    Quickly taken free kick and Hazard has a sight of goal. But his attempt is thwarted as United defenders come back in numbers to ruin a potential chance. Comes to Alonso but his attempt is off the mark. Things getting much, much better now!

  17. 8:15PM
    25 Feb, 18
    LUKAKU EQUALISES!

    Romelu Lukaku has equalised for Manchester United! It is 1-1 at Old Trafford after 40 minutes. Just the kind of response the fans would have wanted. Lovely bit of play between him and Martial inside the Chelsea box. Sanchez with a razor sharp pass to Martial from outside the area and Martial lays it in Lukaku's path who side foots it past Courtois. As Chelsea gathered momentum, United hit right back. 1-1!

  18. 8:07PM
    25 Feb, 18
    GOAL! WIllian puts Chelsea ahead!

    Chelsea go ahead through Willain - who scored in the midweek too - and it is 1-0 to the Blues! Against the run of play, Chelsea take the lead. Willian involved in clearing the United corner and then attack moves quickly to the other side of the pitch. Comes to Hazard who plays a reverse ball with Willian in acres of space while United defence go to mark Hazard. Has the option of passing to a fellow Chelsea player at the far post but drills low and into the far post beyond De Gea. MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 CHELSEA!

  19. 8:05PM
    25 Feb, 18
    KANTE BOOKED

    Professional foul by Kante as Pogba skips away and initiates a counter. Tugs Pogba from behind and brings the Frenchman down. Kante is booked

  20. 8:05PM
    25 Feb, 18
    CHANCE FOR SANCHEZ!

    Chance for Alexis Sanchez from inside the Chelsea box but the attempted toe poke with Blue shirts closing him down is tame and into Courtois' hands. Good spell of play for United now. It is 0-0 after half hour of play at Old Trafford

  21. 8:03PM
    25 Feb, 18
    United attack in numbers

    Old Trafford finally finds its voice as Manchester United attack from the left and in numbers. Martial running the counter from the left before it broke down. Returned soon after with Lukaku taking a shot at the end, however it has been blocked and is cupped easily by Courtois. 

  22. 7:57PM
    25 Feb, 18
    United 0-0 Chelsea

    Scrappy, scrappy, scrappy! The flow of play that was there in the first ten odd minutes has evaporated. Both teams trying to move things but being stopped from doing so with fouls or breaks in play. Neither attacks testing the keepers. So much so, De Gea is sending his goal kicks out of play! Goalless at Old Trafford after 22 minutes

  23. 7:50PM
    25 Feb, 18
    United 0-0 Chelsea

    After being dominated by Chelsea in the first ten minutes, Manchester United seemed to have taken control of the situation. Getting involved in the Chelsea half with Lukaku and Sanchez involved. Not working out to test Courtois though. Stays 0-0 after 15 minutes

  24. 7:42PM
    25 Feb, 18
    CROSSBAR!

    Chelsea have the early charge and they almost come close to scoring. Alonso with a cross from the flank, into Morata's path in the area and the Spaniard gets his foot to it even as a United player fails to close him down. But Morata's effort comes back off the woodwork. Hazard pounces on the return but his shot is tipped over by De Gea. Conte, on the touchline, is already jumping - something he had said he likes doing if his team is playing well

  25. 7:36PM
    25 Feb, 18
    MANCHESTER UNITED VS CHELSEA LIVE

    KICK OFF! No squirmish between Conte and Mourinho before the game. Basic handshake to begin things. No drama... yet. On to the football then!

  26. 7:27PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Crystal Palace 0-1 Spurs

    An 89th minute winner for Spurs at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace. Who else but Harry Kane with the goal! A header from the corner and Spurs take all three points. 

  27. 7:09PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Manchester United vs Chelsea

    On paper, both teams look very attacking but then again, how they go forward remains to be seen. Both managers can well turn this into a snoozefest - something Mourinho has on quite a few instances this instances. But sure hoping for attacking intent from both. 

  28. 6:39PM
    25 Feb, 18
    TEAM NEWS

    Manchester United XI: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Young, Matic, McTominay, Pogba, Martial, Lukaku, Sanchez

    Subs: J Pereira, Bailly, Shaw, Carrick, Mata, Lingard, Rashford.

    Chelsea XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Moses, Drinkwater, Kante, Alonso, Willian, Morata, Hazard

    Subs: Caballero, Cahill, Zappacosta, Emerson, Fabregas, Pedro, Giroud

  29. 6:37PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Manchester United's awful record

    Against the top-six, Manchester United don't have the greatest record under Jose Mourinho. United have won only four of their 16 league matches under the Portuguese against the other established top-six teams while drawing five and losing seven, scoring 12 and conceding 18 in the process. The team's attitude in Sevilla also came under criticism as the team stood back and soaked in the pressure while allowing the Spanish club to go after them. 

  30. 6:30PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Manchester United vs Chelsea Live

    Hello and Good Evening for our live coverage of the Manchester United vs Chelsea, Premier League game at Old Trafford. Neither side in contention for the title it seems after Manchester City blitzed past everyone but still lots to do in the battle for top-four and that all-important second place for European place next season. Centre of attention will be the managers: Conte vs Mourinho. After all the battle in the press conferences, it has now turned to the pitch side.