An awesome header from Alvaro Morata gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge to end the team tough week, as Antonio Conte‘s side went into the international break with a smile.
Many were expecting a rehash of the gloomy affair that United played out against Liverpool not long ago and an onlooker would have been agreeably amazed by what was momentous if at last goalless first half.
N’Golo Kante denoted his arrival back to the Blue’s fold with an early sighter, but his low effort never genuinely looked like beating David De Gea.
Chelsea had the ball in the net after just seven minutes but it was quickly precluded by the official. Phil Jones lashed Marcos Alonso’s cross from the right into the top corner of his own net under pressure from Alvaro Morata, but the strike was chalked off for an affirmed push by the Spaniard.
After the break, the host kept on hunting down for a breakthrough which in the long run came in the 55th minute when Alvaro Morata fueled in a header past De Gea from Azpilicueta’s awesome cross.
As time ticked away the home side looked the well on the way to add more to their lead on the counter with Bakayoko squandering another great chance when he discharged wide from the edge of the box, before Hazard once again tried De Gea with a low effort from 18 yards.
The visiting site managed to mount a late attack as Marcus Rashford terminated barely wide from the edge of the box under the steady gaze of Marouane Fellaini who tested Courtois subsequent to a long ball.
The Belgian midfielder was frustrated as the game moved into an additional time when he was denied a penalty after he jarred with Gary Cahill as the duo attacked across but the official waved away his dissents and Chelsea held out to assert the three points.
Jose Mourinho side puts in their best but couldn’t take away a point from Stanford Bridge, as the Blues battled unfalteringly to keep their lead and claim a merited win