Jose Mourinho on Sunday finally got the better off his former team as Manchester United blew the title race open with a 2-0 win over table-toppers Chelsea.
Mourinho and United in the reverse fixture where whipped 4-0 at Stamford Bridge and even though the Portuguese gaffer chose to rest some of his top guns, they were still able to get the win over the Blues and keep alive a slim top-four finish aspiration.
Marcus Rashford got the ball rolling for United early on and Ander Herrera added a second shortly after the second-half restart, as the hosts extended their unbeaten league streak to 22 games – the best such run in Europe’s five major leagues.
United are now four points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City in the table with a game in hand to play, while Chelsea’s advantage on closest challengers Tottenham Hotspur at the top remains at a slender four points.
Nigerian international, Victor Moses, lasted for 54 minutes on the pitch before he was replaced by Cesc Fabregas; but neither of the two players could influence the game in favour of Chelsea.
Meanwhile, in the other Sunday game played earlier, Liverpool defeated West Brom 1-0 at the Hawthorns.
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