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Sport Chelsea 0-2 Manchester United: Martial and Maguire boost Champions League hopes

00:30  18 february  2020
00:30  18 february  2020 Source:   goal.com

REVEALED: Manchester United target Kalidou Koulibaly has £127m release clause in Napoli contract that will be active from JUNE this year

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Chelsea 0 - 2 Manchester United : Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire on target as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men boost Champions League hopes Manchester United boosted their Champions League hopes after edging past fellow contenders Chelsea . Anthony Martial opened the scoring for

Chelsea vs Manchester United . Premier League . Chelsea 0 - 2 Manchester United : Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire fire Red Devils to victory The current drama surrounding Manchester City may well end with fifth place in the Premier League qualifying for the Champions League , but

Harry Maguire powers home Man Utd's second as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men closed in on the Champions League places © Glyn Kirk/AFP via Getty Images Harry Maguire powers home Man Utd's second as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men closed in on the Champions League places

Manchester United closed ground on the Champions League places as Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire struck to claim a vital 2-0 win over Chelsea, who were twice denied by VAR.

Despite heading into Monday's meeting at Stamford Bride having taken just four points in 2020, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side moved to within a win of their opponents as they completed a Premier League double over Chelsea for the first time.

Maguire was lucky to avoid a red card after kicking Michy Batshuayi © Robin Jones/Getty Images Maguire was lucky to avoid a red card after kicking Michy Batshuayi

Martial continued his excellent form against Chelsea to get United off the mark, with the Blues denied an equaliser through Kurt Zouma by the video review system.

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Manchester United completed a first-ever Premier League double over Chelsea as goals in each half from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire - and two interventions from VAR - sealed a vital 2 - 0 victory. Martial headed home on the stroke of half-time before Maguire followed suit with a superb finish from

United made their luck count in the 66th minute with captain Maguire – who was perhaps fortunate to be on the pitch after an earlier clash with Michy Batshuayi – heading in Bruno Fernandes' corner and United held firm to secure valuable points after Olivier Giroud also saw a goal disallowed.

Kurt Zouma then saw an equaliser ruled out © Ian Walton/AP Photo Kurt Zouma then saw an equaliser ruled out

Chelsea were inches away from taking a sixth-minute lead when Reece James lashed wide, but Frank Lampard's side were dealt a blow when N'Golo Kante was forced off through injury in the 12th minute.

Maguire was lucky to go unpunished for kicking out at Batshuayi, who subsequently squandered a brilliant chance after terrific work from Mason Mount.

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Chelsea 0 -1 Manchester United . Zouma volleyed a right-wing corner smartly into the net. The replays of the Maguire incident suggest he was exceedingly lucky to avoid a red card. Half time: Chelsea 0 -1 Man Utd . Peep peep! Manchester United lead through Anthony Martial ’s classy 28 min “If Chelsea do not win, Liverpool will have qualified for the Champions League even if City are

Frank Lampard has refused to accept Chelsea can kill off Manchester United 's Champions League When asked if United 's top-four hopes would be over with defeat on Monday, Lampard said: "No "So I don't mind referencing that to the players, I look at the league table probably two or three

Olivier Giroud then had the ball in the net, but that was also disallowed © Hannah McKay/Reuters Olivier Giroud then had the ball in the net, but that was also disallowed

Yet for all Chelsea's threat, it was United who had the lead when Martial headed in Aaron Wan-Bissaka's excellent cross.

Chelsea thought they had equalised when Kurt Zouma tucked home from a corner, only for VAR to disallow the goal for Cesar Azpilicueta's push on Brandon Williams.

Odion Ighalo came on for his debut late on and saw an effort saved by Willy Caballero © Matthew Childs/Action Images via Reuters Odion Ighalo came on for his debut late on and saw an effort saved by Willy Caballero

And, after Fernandes had struck the woodwork with a superb free-kick, Chelsea's frustrations were compounded as Maguire headed beyond Willy Caballero.

Giroud's header seemed to have set up a grandstand finish, but VAR again came to United's rescue. Mount then hit the post as the Blues' efforts proved fruitless, with Caballero preventing substitute Odion Ighalo netting a debut goal in stoppage time.

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Manchester United have won their past seven league and cup games. Manchester United moved level on points with fifth-placed Tottenham after victory at West Ham, who played for 75 minutes with 10 men following the controversial dismissal of Sofiane Feghouli. Referee Mike Dean showed Feghouli a

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