Lukaku hurts old pals as Man Utd beat Chelsea 2-1



Romelu Lukuku delivered the goods against former club Chelsea as Manchester United came from behind to win 2-1 at Old Trafford.
Lukaku scored United’s equaliser and then crossed for Jesse Lingard to head home the winner after Willian had fired the away side in front.
United’s win saw them return to second place in the Premier League table, with Chelsea staying fifth.
United pulled level before the break, with striker Romelu Lukaku getting in front of Marcos Alonso inside the area to score against his former club for the first time.
The defeat leaves the Blues in fifth place after Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 1-0 earlier on Sunday.
A run of just one win in their past four league matches, coupled with Spurs’ 10-game unbeaten streak, means they are out of the Champions League places with 10 games remaining.
Chelsea came close to taking the lead at Old Trafford after just four minutes when Morata ran on to Alonso’s brilliant volleyed cross, but his shot hit the bar.
Lukaku, facing the club he played for between 2011 and 2014, had a flying volley superbly saved by Thibaut Courtois.

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