Man United Slice Through Chelsea with a Thumping Victory at Home


It was the most-anticipated premier league fixture this week between two teams who have a lot of history between them. Man United hosted Chelsea for their first opening game of the 2019/2020 season. Both teams being coached by young coaches and former legends of their respective clubs. It was a game that will most likely raise a lot of concerns and talking point for the away side, as Man United came out with a thumping win to move just below Man City on the table.

Man United had a very poor season last season and was largely regarded as a disappointment. They still have faith in Ole Solskjaer and his methods, as the board have not only equipped him with a few signings but also giving him backing that they will be more signings in the future. They have begun their new season campaign in a great fashion, beating Chelsea 4 nil at home, a dream start for them as they look to achieve their targets this season.

Chelsea in contrast to Man United, had a pretty successful last season under Sarri, securing champions league football and claiming the Europa league trophy. A lot has happened these past few months for them and the club have decided to go through a totally new direction this time. It’s the Frank Lampard era this time, a new direction for the club which has seen lots of excitements since the announcement was made official. So far so good, Chelsea have had a very good pre-season and it was time to showcase what they have learnt from the new boss, however, it was not a results anyone would have hoped for, and they will be highly disappointed to walk away from Old Trafford with a heavy defeat like that even though they were the better team for most parts of the game.

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Brief Post-Match Analyses

As usual, it was a great atmosphere at Old Trafford for the opening match action for both teams, a much-anticipated fixture with fans all excited and ready for the game.

Man United setup in a 4-2-3-1 formation while Chelsea on the other hand, also setup in a 4-2-3-1 formation. The game began and Chelsea quickly grew into the game and were dominant for the early parts of the game, missing a couple of chances and hitting the woodwork. Man United began to grow into the game slowly and their counter-attacking tactics worked to their advantage as they were the only team dishing out the goals in the game. Chelsea had a good number of chances to score but were not able to find the back of the net, as Man United ran out 4 nil winners.

Marcos Rashford opened the scoring for Man United in the 18th minute, converting from the penalty spot to give his team the lead.

Anthony Martial doubled the lead in the 65th minute, burying a low cross to give Man United the cushion.

Marcus Rashford made it 3 in the 67th minute, racing onto an over the top through ball to slot the ball home for his second goal of the match and third for Man United.

Daniel James came on as a substitute and finished up the scoring for the day with a cool finish in the 81st minute, to add his name to the scoresheet and we saw what it meant to the youngster to get a goal in such a high profile game like this.

It was a great game of football by Chelsea, showing some very good play, however, Man United were more clinical and their counter-attacking style proved more effective. A great win for Solskjaer and a huge loss to Chelsea in their opening game of the season. Frank Lampard will be disappointed with the result but will take a lot of positives from this game as they keep aiming to build something great at the club. This post can also be found on my scorum blog

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