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Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea: Player Ratings as McTominay bags brace at Old Trafford

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The Red Devils claimed a narrow victory to return to winning ways in the Premier League.

Manchester United defeated Chelsea 2-1 in their Premier League game on Wednesday. A dominating display ensured the Red Devils’ promising victory at Old Trafford.

What happened?

United established their dominance over possession early on, creating a host of goalscoring chances to get the opener. Bruno Fernandes missed a penalty for the hosts as they had to wait until the 19th minute to break the deadlock.

Scott McTominay latched onto a poorly-cleared ball inside the box before rifling it past Robert Sanchez with a perfect low shot. United pushed hard to extend their lead as Chelsea struggled to get out of the hosts’ pressure.

However, a moment of individual brilliance by Cole Palmer saw the Blues snatch an equalizer just before the half-time whistle. The former Manchester City star ran across the penalty area before sending an inch-perfect shot into the lower far corner of the net.

Chelsea had a decent start to the second period, but United soon caught up and restored their lead. Following an excellent cross from Alejandro Garnacho, McTominay completed his brace with a header to make it 2-1 for the hosts.

The Red Devils had a few more chances to double their lead in the second half but settled for a narrow victory as they moved to sixth spot on the EPL table.

Player Ratings

Man Utd: Onana (5); Dalot (7), Maguire (6), Lindelöf (6), Shaw (7); Amrabat (7), McTominay (8); Antony (8), Fernandes (8), Garnacho (7); Højlund (7).

Bench: Reguilon (7), Rashford (6), Evans (-).

Chelsea: Sánchez (8); Disasi (5), Silva (6), Colwill (7), Cucurella (7); Enzo (5), Caicedo (6); Mudryk (6), Palmer (7), Sterling (6); Jackson (5).

Bench: James (7), Broja (5).