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Chelsea - Manchester United
Premier League - 17 February 2020
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A Mount shot is deflected behind and that'd the last kick of the match. Manchester United have won and move up to seventh in the Premier League table.
CHANCE! Nearly a dream start for Ighalo. Fred robs the ball from Chelsea in midfield and slides a pass through the centre to Ighalo in the Chelsea area. He takes a touch and shoots, but Caballero is out quickly to parry the shot away.
- OffBruno FernandesManchester United
- OnDiogo DalotManchester United
United make their last change as Diogo Dalot replaces Bruno Fernandes.
- OffAnthony MartialManchester United
- OnOdion IghaloManchester United
Martial departs and it's a debut for Odion Ighalo. There will be a minimum of five additional minutes.
OFF THE POST! A high foot from Fernandes gives Chelsea a free-kick on the right of the United area. Reece James steps over it and Mount whips a shot to the near post, which the ball smacks into before rebounding out of the area.
Azpilicueta wins a corner which United make mess of clearing. It pinballs around before a Pedro shot deflects behind for another corner.
We're back underway after some extended treatment for Pedro, who went down injured in the United area.
Willian finds some room on the left after a corner is cleared and then finds its way back to him. He picks out Azpilicueta in the area, but he scoops a miserably weak shot into the hands of De Gea.
- OffDaniel JamesManchester United
- OnAndreas PereiraManchester United
Pereira replaces Daniel James for United.
- Yellow cardAaron Wan-BissakaManchester United
Tempers are flaring again, as Wan-Bissaka and Azpilicueta square up. For his greater aggression, Wan-Bissaka is booked.
ANOTHER DISALLOWED GOAL! Chelsea fans are furious here, but it's a correct if marginal decision. Mount gets into space down the right and whips a brilliant ball to the front post, where Giroud stoops to nod in from six yards. As the cross went in though VAR shows him to be just offside and it's chalked off.
- Yellow cardBrandon WilliamsManchester United
Williams is booked for taking out Willian.
WHAT A BLOCK! A lovely flick by Giroud releases Kovacic into the area. Just as he's about to drill it to the far corner, Bailly flies across the line of the shot and diverts it behind for a corner.
Chelsea win a free-kick out on the left of the United area. Reece James whip it to the back post, but it clears everyone and drifts behind.
United look dangerous from a set-piece again. A superb cross from Fernandes on the right finds Maguire at the back post; he nods it back across goal, but Azpilicueta darts in to head the ball behind with Martial lurking.
- OffMichy BatshuayiChelsea
- OnOlivier GiroudChelsea
Batshuayi has had a tough night, and departs as Giroud takes his place.
Lampard is readying Giroud as Chelsea's final change.
- GoalHarry MaguireManchester United
GOAL! Chelsea 0 Manchester United 2 (Maguire 66)
It's two for United! After a couple of quick corners in succession, Fernandes bullets the second one perfectly to the back post. Maguire gets above Rudiger, and thunders his header into the net from six yards out.
OFF THE POST! A gorgeous effort from Bruno Fernandes, who almost catches Caballero out with a whipped shot at the near post that rockets back out into play.
Fred robs Pedro of the ball, who then brings him down right on the corner of the Chelsea area. Free-kick to United.
Lampard wasn't happy about that disallowed goal.
Zouma is booked for his foul, and so is Fred for remonstrating afterwards.
It's getting a bit heated here as Martial is clattered by Zouma in the far left corner.
DISALLOWED GOAL! Zouma sweeps the ball in from a corner, but the path for the ball finding him was cleared after Azpilicueta pushed Williams to the floor at the front post. Before that, Fred looked to have pushed Azpilicueta into Williams to create a domino effect; you'll hear more about that at full-time I'm sure.
CHANCE! Another mistake by Bailly gives the ball up to Pedro. Chelsea work a low cross into the area that breaks to Pedro, and only a lunging challenge by Wan-Bissaka prevents a certain goal.
Mount hits the post for Chelsea, but the whistle had already gone for a handball by Batshuayi.
United have a bout of possession in Chelsea's half but it's not convincing stuff, and they're eventually shepherded away from the Chelsea goal. They seem to struggle with the stick or twist dilemma of being one-nil up, so it'll be an interesting second half.
Willian jinks away down the right and pumps a long cross in to the back post. Batshuayi had gone near, and it drifts out to safety.
- Yellow cardAntonio RüdigerChelsea
United try to break quickly through Fernandes, but it's halted by a cynical foul from Rudiger, who is booked.
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We're underway again.
- OffAndreas ChristensenChelsea
- OnKurt ZoumaChelsea
Another change for Chelsea due to injury, as Zouma has replaced Christensen.
- End of 1st Half
That's all for the first half.
CHANCE! United cough the ball up on halfway and Batshuayi breaks quickly. He cuts it infield to Pedro, who then finds him by way of return with a ball that puts Batshuayi in on goal. It's from a wide angle but Batshuayi drags his shot well wide of the far post.
We're into three additional minutes.
- GoalAnthony MartialManchester United
GOAL! Chelsea 0 Manchester United 1 (Martial 45)
From nowhere United are in front! Wan-Bissaka runs Willian down the right, and after a couple of Cruyff turns he fires a beautiful cross into the penalty area. Martial rises above his marker in the middle and glances a perfect header into the far corner past Caballero.
A lull here as Christensen caught an accidental stray arm in the face from Martial after the two went for the same ball, and needs treatment.
Chelsea work another overlap down the left for Azpilicueta, but his low cross is partially blocked and then cleared by United. The home side have superior in the first half, but it's still goalless here.
Willian is now down after a foul by Shaw on the touchline. It's not been a great few minutes for him.
CLOSE! Martial plays a lightning one-two with Williams on the left. He then bursts into the Chelsea area and shoots with his left, but drags it a yard wide of the post. The best play from United so far, and by a long way.
- Yellow cardWillianChelsea
Willian skips by Fernandes right on the edge of the area and collapses into the box. Chelsea scream for a penalty but Willian is booked for diving. That looked a foul and a free-kick at least.
Almost a horrendous mistake by Matic, who gifts Kovacic the ball on the edge and only a despairing tackle from Bailly diverts the ball out for a corner as Kovacic bursts into the area.
Kovacic wins a corner as his low cross clips Matic and runs behind. It's whipped into the United area but Maguire clears comfortably.
James leads a good break for United. He lays it to Williams on the left, but his cross is cut out and put behind for a corner.
A lovely move from Chelsea as Azpilicueta plays a one-two and loops around Wan-Bissaka. His cross into the middle is dangerous but Shaw is in bravely to clear.
United win a corner and some respite. Fred lumps it to the front post but Chelsea clear.
CHANCE! Chelsea should be ahead. A lovely through pass releases Mount into the United area on the left. He cuts it back to Batshuayi in the centre, who screws his shot wide from eight yards out.
CHANCE! Christensen works a crossing chance for Chelsea on the right. The cut back finds Batshauyi in space on the six-yard box but it's just behind him and he can't connect with his volley properly, as it balloons in the air off his heel and United clear.
Almost another nightmare moment from Maguire, as he diverts a cross from Rudiger just wide of his own goal with a header.
Maguire and Batshuayi have clashed on the touchline after the former is bundled over by the latter. Maguire appears to have a little kick out at Batshuayi afterwards, right in front of the Chelsea bench who are up in arms. It's VAR reviewed and there's no further action, but that was ill-advised to say the least from Maguire.
Chelsea break dangerously after Fred coughs the ball up deep in their half. Pedro has a diagonal charge at the heart of United and appears to be fouled as he pokes the ball through Fred's legs, but no foul is called.
Pedro shows up Wan-Bissaka on the byline, muscling him off a loose ball to gain possession. He fires a low cross into the area but Maguire clears.
Livelier stuff from Manchester United as Martial plays a nice reverse ball to James on the left wing for United. He gets to the edge of the area but his cross is too far ahead of everyone and drifts out for a goal kick.
- OffN'Golo KantéChelsea
- OnMason MountChelsea
Mount replaces Kante for Chelsea.
Chance for United as Fred and Fernandes exchange passes on the edge of the Chelsea area. Fred shoots from the edge, but it's deflected wide for a corner.
A lull here as Kante has gone down; he's struggling and looks like he'll come off. A big blow for the home side.
Another chance for Chelsea as Willian gets one on one with Williams on the right and cuts inside him. Willian then unloads for the top corner from 20 yards, but it's high, wide and handsome.
A brief, half-chance for United as Maguire gets a free header at the back post in the Chelsea area, but it goes across the six-yard box without locating a colleague.
CLOSE! Kovacic, who has started well, floats a lovely ball across the edge of the United area to James. He uses his chest to move it to the side of Williams, and drills a low half-volley inches wide of the far post.
A few nervous touches from Bailly so far; he almost sells De Gea short with a back pass but the goalkeeper gets there just ahead of Batshuayi to clear.
Scrappy stuff so far, with both teams giving the ball away regularly.
We're just going through the handshakes, with a back drop of fireworks and the floodlights set to dim and moody.
The captains Cesar Azpilicueta and Harry Maguire are about to lead out the two teams. Your referee for tonight is Anthony Taylor.
Chelsea’s home record against Manchester United will give them hope; in the Premier League, the visitors have won just once at Stamford Bridge in the last 17 visits. Solskjaer though will look to his own record since taking over at United. In four matches in all competitions, he’s beaten them three times and drawn once.
It’s been a long time since the opening weekend of the season. In the reverse of this fixture back at Old Trafford in August, Frank Lampard’s managerial debut began with a 4-0 defeat. It’s fair to say that the respective levels of hope and fear that result might have infused in each set of supporters with has been tempered somewhat since then.
With United in ninth and six points behind their hosts, a victory tonight feels almost essential if manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is to keep his rebuilding programme on track. It’s been such a stop-start season. Every handful of good results is followed by performances going off a cliff and leading to numbing defeats; exciting new signings are offset by a squad painfully thin on existing quality haemorrhaging players through injury. They've won three and lost three of their last six in the league – which Manchester United will we get tonight?
Chelsea currently occupy one of the four original spots, but Frank Lampard’s team have gone seriously off the boil in recent months. After a six-game winning streak in the autumn they’ve taken just 15 points from the last 39, falling from their lofty position as potential title challengers to looking nervously over their shoulder at Tottenham and Sheffield United behind them.
It might be fourth against ninth in a league where the top side have a 25-point lead over their nearest rivals, but tonight’s fixture is loaded with importance. The fallout from Uefa’s landmark decision to ban Manchester City from the Champions League for two years means that, as things stand and before the lawyers pile in, it’s likely that finishing in fifth place in the Premier League will qualify a team for Europe’s big competition next season.
Manchester United look to have gone for five at the back tonight, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Brandon Williams as wing-backs and Luke Shaw as the left-sided centre-half. Eric Bailly is back in the starting XI in place of Victor Lindelof who is ill, and Nemanja Matic comes back into the midfield.
The big news for Chelsea is that top scorer Tammy Abraham has failed a late fitness test and won’t be involved tonight, he’s replaced up front by Michy Batshuayi. There’s no Callum Hudson-Odoi or Mason Mount either, as Mateo Kovacic and Willian return to the team.
Manchester United (5-3-2): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire (c), Shaw, Williams; Fred, Matic, Fernandes; James, Martial
SUBS: Romero, Dalot, Jones, Perreira, Mata, Greenwood, Ighalo
Chelsea (4-3-3): Caballero; James, Christensen, Rudiger, Azpilicueta (c); Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro
SUBS: Kepa, Tomori, Zouma, Alonso, Barkley, Mount, Giroud
Manchester United will be wearing black armbands tonight to mark the passing of Harry Gregg, their legendary goalkeeper who performed quite astonishing acts of heroism in the immediate aftermath of the Munich Air Disaster in 1958.
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