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Chelsea a point behind Man Utd as Morata heads in winner

Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata scored his first goal since September as Chelsea deservedly beat Manchester United to move a point behind the Red Devils in the Premier League.

Morata powerfully headed in his eighth goal for the club 10 minutes after the break as the Blues recorded a third consecutive league win.

David de Gea kept out further efforts from Morata and Eden Hazard as Chelsea looked to add to their lead.

United forward Marcus Rashford flashed an effort wide in the closing stages before substitute Marouane Fellaini's close-range strike was saved by Thibaut Courtois.

Chelsea remain fourth while second-placed United trail leaders Manchester City, who beat Arsenal 3-1 earlier, by eight points.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Chelsea

  • 13Courtois
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 27Christensen
  • 24Cahill
  • 7Kanté
  • 21ZappacostaSubstituted forRüdigerat 66'minutes
  • 4FàbregasSubstituted forDrinkwaterat 79'minutes
  • 14BakayokoBooked at 20mins
  • 3Alonso
  • 9Morata
  • 10E HazardSubstituted forWillianat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Caballero
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 6Drinkwater
  • 11Pedro
  • 22Willian
  • 23Batshuayi
  • 44Ampadu

Man Utd

  • 1de Gea
  • 3Bailly
  • 12Smalling
  • 4JonesBooked at 49minsSubstituted forFellainiat 62'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 25A Valencia
  • 21HerreraBooked at 51mins
  • 31Matic
  • 18YoungSubstituted forLingardat 78'minutes
  • 22MkhitaryanSubstituted forMartialat 62'minutes
  • 9R Lukaku
  • 19Rashford

Substitutes

  • 11Martial
  • 14Lingard
  • 17Blind
  • 20Romero
  • 27Fellaini
  • 36Darmian
  • 39McTominay
Referee:
Anthony Taylor
Attendance:
41,615

Match Stats

Home TeamChelseaAway TeamMan Utd
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home18
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Chelsea 1, Manchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chelsea 1, Manchester United 0.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Álvaro Morata.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Andreas Christensen (Chelsea).

Nemanja Matic (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marouane Fellaini with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Eric Bailly.

Foul by Álvaro Morata (Chelsea).

Eric Bailly (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. Willian replaces Eden Hazard.

Attempt missed. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Álvaro Morata (Chelsea).

Eric Bailly (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Gary Cahill (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Gary Cahill (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ander Herrera (Manchester United).

Álvaro Morata (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Smalling (Manchester United).

Álvaro Morata (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antonio Valencia (Manchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. Daniel Drinkwater replaces Cesc Fàbregas.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Jesse Lingard replaces Ashley Young.

Attempt saved. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Tiemoué Bakayoko (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Tiemoué Bakayoko (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Rashford (Manchester United).

Booking

Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Álvaro Morata (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United).

Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Smalling (Manchester United).

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Álvaro Morata.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by César Azpilicueta.

Attempt missed. Ander Herrera (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by N'Golo Kanté.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marouane Fellaini with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. Antonio Rüdiger replaces Davide Zappacosta.

Foul by Tiemoué Bakayoko (Chelsea).

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