Chelsea vs Manchester United: Martial, Maguire inspire Red Devils to 2-0 win

Chelsea vs Manchester United: Martial, Maguire inspire Red Devils to 2-0 win

- Chelsea vs Manchester United Premier League clash saw the visitors cruise to victory at Stamford Bridge

- A goal each from Martial and Maguire sealed the win for the Red Devils away from Old Trafford

- United recorded their second win in the league over Lampard's side in one season

- Zouma and Giroud's goals were ruled out by the Video Assistant Referee

Manchester United revive their hopes of qualifying for Champions League next season following their 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

Anthony Martial opened scoring for the Red Devils through a flipping header in the 45th after connecting with a cross from Aaron Wan-Bissaka on the right flank.

The English international dribbled his countryman Reece James twice before finally putting the cross into the Blues danger zone, and the Frenchman was in the right position to head it home.

And this was after both sides had struggled most part of the first half in search of a goal but it came in the last minutes of the first stanza for the visitors.

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Frank Lampard's men got the game off to a bright start after mounting immense pressure on their visitors but James' final ball went far off from target.

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Few minutes later Willian also tried his chance but his effort was stopped by David De Gea to ensure the game remains goalless in the first ten minutes.

Not too long after that, French midfielder N'golo Kante was taken off the pitch owing to an injury that is yet to be known and Mason Mount took his place for the remainder of the game.

Summer signing Harry Maguire made it two for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men in the 66th minute after heading home a superb cross from Bruno Fernandes.

Prior to their second goal, Kurt Zouma had equalised for the Blues in the 55th minute but he was unlucky as VAR chopped off his goal ten minutes into the second half.

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Winter signing Bruno Fernandes also made attempt to double his side's lead but his effort went inches off target.

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Chelsea were once again found the back of the net through second-half substitute Olivier Giroud who benefited from a Mount's pass but the Video Assistant Referee ruled the goal for offside.

Meanwhile, Nigerian star Odion Ighalo made his dream debut for his new side after coming on for Martial in the 90th minute and also became the 200th player to achieve that feat in United's colours.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal vs Newcastle ended 4-0 in favour of Mikel Arteta's side in an entertaining Premier League fixture played at the Emirates.

Four second-half goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil, and Alexander Lacazette was enough for the Gunners to dispatch the Magpies.

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