Man United defeat Chelsea 2-0, revive fight for EPL title

It's on: EPL title race heats up as Chelsea loses at United

Marcus Rashford was put through superbly by Ander Herrera and slotted a composed finish past Asmir Begovic as he left David Luiz in his wake for Manchester United first goal in the 7th minute.

Chelsea were successfully nullified, failing to register a single shot on target in a league game for the first time since 2007, and now lead second-place Tottenham Hotspur by just four points.

The Red Devils are four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, with a trip to the Etihad Stadium on the horizon on April 27.

The visitors struggled to get going at Old Trafford, though much of that was down to an excellent showing by Mourinho's side. "Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo deserve a special mention because they play absolutely every game non-stop since the injuries of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones".

Having tried similar tactics at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup quarter-final before Herrera was dismissed, Mourinho was relieved to see his plan work. We gave them problems when they had the ball because we controlled very well and we gave them problems when we recovered the ball because we were really sharp and fast and aggressive in our transitions.

MARCUS RASHFORD has been backed to become one of the best players in the world after the teenage striker helped Manchester United halt Chelsea's charge towards the Premier League title.

"I think they deserved to win", Conte said after the match. "They showed more desire than us and more motivation, but in this case the fault is with the coach", Conte said. Against Crystal Palace we didn't deserve to lose.

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"He was fantastic for us and we needed the outlet".

"We want to pass into the semi-final of the Europa League so we have to be focused, with the same attitude, same attention and same ambition as today".

"It won't be easy because I think Tottenham now is the best team and they are in great form and they have a lot of enthusiasm. We must have the same".

"I want to be focused on what is coming and that is very important".

"I was running with my hand next to my body". "I think the defeat is down to a combination of things". Ander Herrera man-marked Eden Hazard throughout while Diego Costa appeared more interested in petty disputes with opposing defenders then trying to score.

Herrera said of the team's performance: "It was nearly flawless". We beat them convincingly. "We can be very happy". Meantime, Martin Tyler takes us along a line of ex-players in the crowd, completely failing to recognise the grey-bearded Franck Lebouef.

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