Friday, December 15, 2017 | ePaper
Man United beat Chelsea 2-0 to open up EPL title race
Ander Herrera scored one goal, set up another and executed the perfect man-marking job on Eden Hazard to set up Manchester United's 2-0 win over Chelsea that opened up the Premier League title race on Sunday.
United didn't even need rested top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic to consign the leaders to their fifth league loss of the season, which left them only four points ahead of Tottenham with six games left.
Marcus Rashford - Ibrahimovic's 19-year-old replacement up front - ran onto Herrera's through-ball to give United a seventh-minute lead. A constant menace for Chelsea's defense with his mobility and direct approach, Rashford ensured Ibrahimovic wasn't missed at Old Trafford.
Herrera shadowed Hazard in a tactical plan by United manager Jose Mourinho that limited the effectiveness of Chelsea's main attacking threat.