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Chelsea Win put Setback For Man Utd In Race For EPL Tops Four

OKEKUNLE SUNDAY, IBADAN

Manchester United’s fearsome front four of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood, who netted twice, were all on the scoresheet as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men hit five goals on Saturday in a home Premier League game for the first time since 2011.

Chelsea held on to their place in the Premier League’s top four by bouncing back to beat Watford 3-0 on Saturday after Manchester United briefly powered past with a 5-2 rout of struggling Bournemouth.

Chelsea shrugged off a shock 3-2 defeat at West Ham in midweek with a routine win at Stamford Bridge.

Olivier Giroud was recalled upfront and repaid Frank Lampard with a smart finish to break the deadlock before Willian’s penalty made it 2-0 before half-time.

Ross Barkley added the third in stoppage time to move Chelsea back two points ahead of fifth-placed United.

A third defeat in four games since the restart leaves Watford still just one point above Bournemouth and Aston Villa in the battle to beat the drop.

After match Solskjaer said Confidence is sky-high you get energy and confidence by performances and results and we are getting that at the minute,”who is feeling the benefits of a 16-match unbeaten run.

“I have enjoyed the last few games, to be honest, and it is healthy. You don’t age as quickly!”

Bournemouth is moving fast in the other direction as they remain second-bottom and the Cherries’ defensive problems were quickly exposed after they took a shock 16th-minute lead through Junior Stanislas.

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