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  • Updated: May 26, 2023

EPL: Man Utd Return To UCL With 4-1 Romping Of Woeful Chelsea [VIDEO]

EPL: Man Utd Return To UCL With 4-1 Romping Of Woeful Chelse

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Manchester United secured their qualification for the upcoming season's UEFA Champions League with a resounding 4-1 victory over a beleaguered Chelsea side.

The match, held on Thursday, saw Casemiro, Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes, and Marcus Rashford all find the back of the net, propelling the Red Devils to third place in the Premier League.

The defeat served as a grim reminder of Chelsea's disappointing season, despite their extravagant spending of over £500 million in the transfer market. Under the interim management of Frank Lampard, the Blues suffered their eighth defeat in just ten games.


Their lacklustre performance stands in stark contrast to Manchester United's achievement of a top-four finish, marking a successful first season for manager Erik Ten Hag. Ten Hag had already brought an end to the club's six-year trophy drought by clinching the League Cup in February.

United's resurgence can be largely attributed to the arrival of Casemiro from Real Madrid. The 31-year-old's exceptional skills and experience were on full display against a young Chelsea side that paid the price for their inefficiency in both attack and defence.

The match began with Mykhailo Mudryk squandering a golden opportunity to score his maiden goal for Chelsea, slicing wide a glorious chance just five minutes into the game. Shortly after, Casemiro capitalized on a free header from Christian Eriksen's free-kick, giving United the lead. Both teams continued to create chances, with Fernandes and Martial missing opportunities for United, while Kai Havertz and Conor Gallagher failed to convert for Chelsea.

Unfortunately for United, winger Antony was forced off the pitch on a stretcher due to an ankle injury, casting doubt on his availability for the upcoming FA Cup final in ten days' time. However, just before halftime, United sealed their victory as Casemiro's visionary no-look pass tore open the Chelsea defence, allowing Jadon Sancho to assist Martial's goal.

In the second half, United missed several chances to further extend their lead, with Fernandes striking the crossbar and Eriksen failing to convert a close-range cross from Tyrell Malacia.

However, Fernandes eventually found the back of the net from the penalty spot after a foul by Wesley Fofana, solidifying United's dominance. The calamitous defending by Chelsea continued as Rashford capitalized on Fofana's loose pass, becoming the first United player in a decade to score 30 goals in a season.

Chelsea managed to salvage a late consolation goal through a surging run by Joao Felix, who finished with a low strike, denying United goalkeeper David De Gea his 18th clean sheet of the season.

With their place in the Champions League secured, Manchester United now turn their attention to the upcoming FA Cup final, where they will attempt to halt Manchester City's pursuit of a treble. 

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