Morata goal beats United

05 November 2017 13:38:38 EST

Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League, Alvaro Morata getting the decisive goal.

The result means that, with Manchester City beating Arsenal earlier in the day, United are now eight points behind their city rivals at the top of the Premier League table.

Chelsea made changes to the side which lost at Roma in the Champions League in midweek.

Midfielder N'Golo Kante returned to the side after a hamstring injury while Andreas Christensen and Davide Zappacosta came in to replace David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger.

Jose Mourinho, back at his old club, had Marouane Fellaini back with a place on the bench while he made six changes from the side that beat Benfica in midweek.

Chelsea were celebrating inside the first 10 minutes with the ball in the United net with what looked like a Phil Jones own goal but the referee disallowed it for a push by Morata.

It was proving to be an entertaining game with both sides having further chances in a hectic opening period.

Cesc Fabregas headed into the side netting for Chelsea while, at the other end, Marcus Rashford should have done better with a header which went onto the roof of the net.

The game lulled slightly before the interval but Chelsea started the second period strongly and took the lead on 55 minutes, Cesar Azpilicueta feeding Morata, whose header went in at the far post, beating David de Gea.

Fellaini caused problems for Chelsea when he came on and he forced a good save from Thibaut Courtois as United pressed for an equaliser.

However it didn't come and Chelsea take the three points which keeps them fourth in the table.

After the international break Chelsea play West Brom on the 18th November and they are 4/7 for the win. Tony Pulis's side are 6/1 with the draw priced at 31/10.

The other game on Sunday evening saw Watford take on Everton at Goodison Park and they stormed into a two-goal lead, Richarlison and Christian Kabasele scoring for the Hornets.

Oumar Niasse and Dominic Calvert-Lewin pulled it back for Everton and they won it late with a Leighton Baines penalty. Tom Cleverley missed a penalty at the other end to rescue a point for Watford.

Chelsea are 12121/1 to win the Champions League this season.

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