Premier League: United down Chelsea to go Second

Romelu Lukaku was the star of the show as Manchester United came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford Sunday.

The Belgian striker scored one and provided the assist for substitute Jesse Lingard in a thrilling comeback victory for United who reclaim second spot from Liverpool.

Chelsea enjoyed the better of the exchanges in the first period and deservedly went ahead through Willian’s 32nd minute goal.

It was a fifth strike in four games for the Brazilian playmaker whose performances have underlined the resurgence for Antonio Conte’s men.

But they failed to build on their advantage and Lukaku levelled seven minutes later from close range after superb exchange of passes involving Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial.

Lukaku, who scored against a top six side for the first time in seven games, nearly had a spectacular second 22 minutes from time when he met Sanchez’s cross with an acrobatic volley, only to be denied by a fingertip save from Thibaut Courtois.

The Red Devils continued their dominance and Lukaku made a decisive contribution when he held the ball beautifully before his in-swinging cross was met by a smart run by Lingard.

Willian had a late effort gathered by David De Gea at his near post as United held out for a crucial victory that sees them cut Manchester City’s lead to 13 points.

Chelsea meanwhile, drop to fifth after Harry Kane netted a late winner as Spurs edged Crystal Palace 1-0 at Selhurst Park.

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