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EPL PIX: Lukaku buries old club Chelsea as Manchester United rally to win

February 25, 2018 21:57 IST

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first goal against Chelsea during their English Premier League match at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday

IMAGE: Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first goal against Chelsea during their English Premier League match at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku scored and then created the winning goal against his old team at Old Trafford on Sunday.

 

The win put United back in second place in the Premier League, still 13 points behind neighbours Manchester City, while Chelsea drop below Tottenham into fifth place.

 

Manchester United's Paul Pogba takes evasive action to avoid getting booted by Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta while they vie for possession

IMAGE: Manchester United's Paul Pogba takes evasive action to avoid getting booted by Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta while they vie for possession. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Chelsea were the brighter team early on and Alvaro Morata, brought back into the side, volleyed against the bar after only four minutes.

The Londoners deserved the lead that Willian gave them after 31 minutes, taking Eden Hazard's pass and beating David de Gea at his near post.

As United improved, Lukaku belied his reputation for not scoring against the big clubs by equalising before halftime, then crossed perfectly for substitute Jesse Lingard to head the winner in the 75th minute.

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