Manchester United v Chelsea, 16 April 2017

Score2-0 to Manchester United
RefereeBobby Madley
CompetitionPremier League
VenueOld Trafford
Attendance75,272
Kick-off: 4.00pm This was the 150th all-time league meeting and the 50th in the Premier League.

Goals:

Marcus Rashford 7 G
Ander Herrera 49 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Eric Bailly
Defender Matteo Darmian
Defender Marcos Rojo
Defender/Midfielder Antonio Valencia
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Jesse Lingard
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Forward Marcus Rashford

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Asmir Begović
Defender Kurt Zouma
Defender/Centre back Gary Cahill
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder David Luiz
Midfielder Eden Hazard
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Midfielder Pedro
Midfielder/Forward Victor Moses
Forward Diego Costa

Substitutions:

Michael Carrick for Jesse Lingard 60
Zlatan Ibrahimović for Marcus Rashford 83
Tim Fosu-Mensah for Ashley Young 90

Substitutions:

Cesc Fàbregas for Victor Moses 54
Willian for Nemanja Matić 66
Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Kurt Zouma 83

Cards:

Ander Herrera 73 Y
Marcos Rojo 75 Y
Zlatan Ibrahimović 90 Y

Cards:

Diego Costa 33 Y
Gary Cahill 48 Y
Cesc Fàbregas 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Luke Shaw
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Defender/Midfielder Tim Fosu-Mensah
Midfielder Michael Carrick
Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Eduardo
Defender Nathan Aké
Defender/Centre back John Terry
Midfielder Cesc Fàbregas
Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Midfielder Willian
Forward Michy Batshuayi

Comments:

League position: 5th Manchester United were now unbeaten in their last 22 games in the Premier League (won 12); the longest current unbeaten run in the five major European leagues. The Red Devils had now lost only one of their last 38 games at Old Trafford in all competitions (won 25). Former Chelsea boss José Mourinho had now recorded at least one league win against all of the 34 opposition clubs that he had faced as a manager in the Premier League. Manchester United manager José Mourinho said: "I'm really happy with the boys. I'm happy, it's not because it's Chelsea, it's because we need these three points. I don't feel extra joy at beating Chelsea; we beat the leader. It doesn't matter if the leader is Chelsea or another, we beat them convincingly. Nobody can doubt our credit to win the game."

Comments:

League position: 1st With six games to play, Chelsea were now four points ahead of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur. The Blues had now lost two of their last four games in the Premier League. They had now failed to keep a clean sheet in ten consecutive games in the Premier League for the first time since December 1996. Marcos Alonso was originally named in the starting line-up before suffering an injury in the pre-match warm-up. Kurt Zouma was promoted to the starting XI with Nathan Aké taking his place on the bench. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said: "It is simple. The fault is mine, because this type of situation the fault is the coach. I wasn't able to transfer the right concentration, the right motivation. This league is not closed. Tottenham are on great form and playing with great enthusiasm, but we are playing a great season and we must try to reach this target."