- Chelsea out-attempts Utd 18-10
- Morata heads home winner
- Jones o.g. called back for foul
Alvaro Morata led Chelsea to a controlling 1-0 win over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
It was Morata’s eighth Chelsea goal, and the fifth to come courtesy of a Cesar Azpiliecueta assist.
Chelsea stays fourth with 22 points, one behind Spurs and United and nine behind Man City.
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Chelsea believed it had a 1-0 lead, but only for a moment, when Alvaro Morata shoved Phil Jones into a cross for what would’ve been an own goal. Jones went down rather easily, but focus is magnified inside the box.
Blue-haired Tiemoue Bakayoko missed a solid chance when Davide Zappacosta‘s cross eluded three players to find him at the back post. He took another chance moments later, deflected out for a corner kick.
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De Gea caught a Hazard rip that had vicious pace but improper aim.
Morata took a superfluous touch after Cesc Fabregas dispossessed sub Marouane Fellaini, missing a chance to try for a brace in the 65th.
Bakayoko stripped Fellaini and hit a right footed effort wide of the goal in the 75th minute. De Gea stopped Hazard moments later.
Thibaut Courtois made a fantastic save on Fellaini in the 90th minute, getting horizontal to slap away his header.