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Manchester United vs Chelsea 4-1 Highlights Download: English Premier League (EPL) – May 25th, 2023.
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Manchester United booked their Champions League place with a game to spare thanks to a comfortable win over a dismal Chelsea side at Old Trafford.
Casemiro headed the hosts in front, with Anthony Martial sweeping in Jadon Sancho’s pass from close range to double their advantage.
Bruno Fernandes added United’s third from the penalty spot after being fouled by Wesley Fofana.
And another Fofana error saw Marcus Rashford score a fourth before Joao Felix’s late consolation for the Blues, who suffered their eighth defeat in 10 games under Frank Lampard and their 16th overall in a desperate campaign.
The result meant United consigned old rivals Liverpool to Europa League football next season.
It was not all good news for the home side though as Brazilian winger Antony was taken off on a stretcher in tears after suffering a lower leg injury in an innocuous challenge with Trevoh Chalobah – with the FA Cup final against Manchester City less than two weeks away.
For Chelsea, their sorry season – their worst in almost two decades – cannot come to an end quickly enough, although their fans have at least retained their sense of humour as they sang “we’ve scored a goal” as they celebrated Felix’s effort.
Easy night but work ahead for United
United manager Erik ten Hag made it clear in his programme notes that he wanted the Champions League place made secure immediately rather than let the situation drag on to create a tense finale against Fulham at the weekend.
It never looked likely they would fail to get the point they needed once Casemiro had been allowed to meet Christian Eriksen’s free-kick unchallenged in a crowded penalty area to give the hosts a sixth-minute lead.
The Brazilian midfielder was the key component of a glorious second for the hosts, when he played a chipped, no-look pass beyond the Chelsea defence that allowed Sancho to present Martial with a tap-in.
Fernandes took the spot-kick himself after he had been fouled in the box 17 minutes from time, having also hit the bar and had another penalty claim turned down.
Nothing encapsulated the hapless nature of Chelsea’s season more than United’s fourth as somehow, in taking their own goal kick, the visitors presented the ball to Fernandes, who squared for Rashford to finish at the second attempt after Kepa Arrizabalaga had kept out his initial effort.
At that point, United were heading for their biggest win of the season and Chelsea their worst defeat.
Felix’s effort changed that but the hosts were still the better team.
With the EFL Cup already won this has arguably been a successful season at Old Trafford no matter what the outcome of the FA Cup final.
However, given the knowledge that defeat to Manchester City at Wembley would leave their rivals two-thirds of the way towards winning a Treble only United have previously achieved, there is still a lot of work ahead of Ten Hag’s side before the end of the season.
Lampard and Chelsea’s misery continues
In the moments between Martial’s goal and the half-time whistle, the TV cameras panned to Lampard, who sat on the bench, in silence, with his arms crossed.
What must have seemed like a free hit when he was asked to take over from Graham Potter until the end of the season at the beginning of last month has instead cast a major question mark over his future job prospects.
Eight defeats from 10 games, with little sign of even the semblance of a solution to the conundrum about how to mould a team out of the, theoretically, talented squad at his disposal.
At Old Trafford, Lampard named Chelsea’s youngest-ever Premier League line-up.
Some Match moments:
Manchester United vs Chelsea‘s match started with full attacking forces.
Chelsea are heading for their worst Premier League defeat of the season.
The Blues conceded four goals against Brighton in a 4-1 thrashing under Graham Potter, this is set to top that.
There was more handbags soon after United’s fourth as De Gea crashed into Pulisic and there is some pushing and shoving.
Meanwhile, Loftus-Cheek, Ziyech and David Fofana are all on.
The sooner the final whistle goes the better for these two teams. But, as it stands… United are just two minutes away from officially securing Champions League football next season.
Chelsea are all over the place from a goal-kick and Fofana gives the ball away under no pressure at all.
Rashford picks it up and skips past Kepa to make it four.
Chelsea look like they want this game to be over. I don’t blame them. Their fans are dead silent, their manager looks furious and Manchester United just keep coming!
Now what’s happened here? There are some handbags after the goal, with Enzo Fernandez getting himself involved in an argument with Malacia.
Both players are booked.
Without stating the obvious… it’s not been the best of evenings for Chelsea. But, credit to Hall. I think he’s preformed pretty well despite having next to no help from those around him.
Chelsea are still trying – Gallagher tries to work a yard in the box but is halted by the imperious Casemiro. There’s a half-shout for a penalty but Gallagher slipped.
Chelsea fans are now singing: “You’re nothing special, we lose every week.”
Man United are absolutely flying at the moment. Rashford picked the ball up on the left-hand-side, drove forwards before slipping it to Garnacho at the top of the box.
He connects beautifully with it but he couldn’t quite keep it down. As a result, it bounces off the cross bar!