Morata nets Chelsea's late winner against United

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Alvaro Morata

Bengaluru, November 6: Alvaro Morata's second-half header secured Chelsea a 1-0 win over Manchester United in an entertaining Premier League clash on Sunday as Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge ended in defeat.

Morata's brilliantly-taken header in the 55th minute was the difference on another frustrating trip to London for United, with six of their last seven away defeats coming in the capital.

It was the first goal in seven games in all competitions for the Spaniard.

United pressed for an equaliser, with Mourinho throwing all his attacking options on from the bench, but they did not test Thibaut Courtois enough in the Chelsea goal, mustering just two shot on target in the whole match.

Chelsea stay fourth on 22 points, the win breathing life into their hopes of retaining the title. Antonio Conte's men are within a point of local rivals Tottenham Hotspur and second-placed United, who trail Manchester City by eight points.

United still have just one win in their last 16 trips to Chelsea. The Reds, who are now second-placed in the Premier League table are eight points adrift of City.

Meanwhile, Everton beat Watford 3-2 in a thrilling encounter after being two goals down thanks to a Leighton Baines penalty in stoppage time

Watford then had a penalty of their own with 101 minutes on the clock but Tom Cleverley missed it, meaning Everton won a top flight game from two goals down for the first time since 1994.

Victory snapped a run of five successive defeats in all competitions for Everton and took them out of the relegation zone up to 15th -- leaving West Ham United in the bottom three along with Swansea City and Crystal Palace.

The Premier League goes into the international break now and will resume on November 18.


Story first published: Monday, November 6, 2017, 0:20 [IST]
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