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Manchester United v Chelsea Live Commentary, 8/11/19

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4 - 0
MUN
CHE
M. Rashford (18 pen)
A. Martial (65)
M. Rashford (67)
D. James (81)
Old Trafford

Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye!
There were positives for Chelsea to take from the game, especially in an attacking sense as they hit the woodwork twice in the first half and forced some good saves out of De Gea. They will need to put this result behind them though as their attention now turns to their UEFA Super Cup match against Liverpool on Wednesday. United get off to a winning start in the league and Solskjaer will be impressed with the performance his side put in today. 
Lampard's first match in charge of Chelsea in the Premier League ends in a painfully heavy defeat as Manchester United beat Chelsea 4-0. Rashford won a penalty and then put United ahead after confidently converting his spot-kick into the top-left corner. Then, two goals in two minutes in the second half took the game away from Chelsea as Martial fired in from close range before Rashford got his second after latching onto Pogba's brilliant pass. James then got a debut goal after coming off the bench when he slotted his effort past Kepa and into the bottom left corner.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 4-0 CHELSEA.
90' + 4' GOOD SAVE BY DE GEA! Once again, it's Emerson with a good chance to score for Chelsea as he has a go from a tight angle on the left. De Gea is quickly across his line to punch the effort away and over the crossbar though. 
90' + 2' McTominay tries to pick out Martial's run into the box with a chipped pass over the top of Chelsea's defence. The Frenchman reaches it but the linesman's flag goes up for offside. 
N. Kanté
Yellow Card
Chelsea
90' Kante receives a yellow card after catching James with a late challenge. 
88' All five of James' league goals in his professional career have come at home (four for Swansea plus today for United). 
Mata
J. Lingard
Manchester United
86' Mata is the other player to come on and he replaces Lingard. 
M. Greenwood
M. Rashford
Manchester United
86' Double change for United now and Rashford is the first to come off as he's replaced by Greenwood. 
85' Mount is being closely marked by Wan-Bissaka and he cuts back inside to get some more space on the edge of the box. He fires his shot low but it's a comfortable save for De Gea at his near post. 
83' Chelsea are trying to find a consolation goal, but their build-up play has been slow for a lot of the second half and they are struggling to get past United. 
D. James
Goal
Manchester United
81' JAMES GETS A DEBUT GOAL! United counter-attack from a Chelsea corner and it's Pogba that sets up the goal once again. James is left unmarked on the right of the box and he feints a shot before firing his effort low into the far bottom corner. 4-0 United!
P. Pogba
Assist
Manchester United
81' Pogba draws the Chelsea defenders to him while he runs towards the box with the ball before getting his head up and squaring it to James who is in space. 
A. Martial
Yellow Card
Manchester United
80' Martial receives a yellow card for dissent.
78' Chelsea are struggling to keep hold of the ball for long periods at the minute and have been giving possession away with sloppy passes when they get into the final third which is stopping them from putting pressure on United's back line. 
76' Since his Premier League debut in September 2015, Martial has scored 25 league goals for United and Rashford has 29 - the top two at the club in this time. 
D. James
Andreas Pereira
Manchester United
74' Solskjaer makes his first change of the game now and new signing James is on in place of Pereira. 
N. Kanté
Jorginho
Chelsea
73' Final roll of the dice from Chelsea now as Kante comes on to replace Jorginho. 
71' Emerson is high up the field once again and he cuts inside from the right wing before having a go. His shot is hit low, but there isn't a lot of power on it and it's a comfortable save for De Gea. 
V. Lindelöf
Yellow Card
Manchester United
69' Lindelof receives a yellow card after catching Kovacic with a late challenge. 
P. Pogba
Assist
Manchester United
67' Pogba is in his own half when United win the ball back and he gets his head up before playing a wonderful long pass over the top of Chelsea's defence to pick out Rashford.
M. Rashford
Goal
Manchester United
67' RASHFORD MAKES IT THREE! United close down the ball quickly once again to win it back and Pogba plays a brilliant pass upfield to pick out Rashford. He's being closely marked but he keeps calm as he slots the ball past Kepa to score. 3-0 United!
O. Giroud
T. Abraham
Chelsea
66' Chelsea make their second change of the game following the goal and Giroud is now on in place of Abraham. 
A. Martial
Goal
Manchester United
65' MARTIAL DOUBLES UNITED'S LEAD! Maguire dispossesses Abraham on the edge of the box and United quickly move the ball upfield. Lingard runs it out to the right wing but Pereira puts a good cross back into the box and Martial reaches it ahead of his defender to find the back of the net. 2-0 United!
Andreas Pereira
Assist
Manchester United
65' Pereira has a lot of space when he gets the ball on the right wing and he gets his head up before firing the cross into the middle to pick out Martial.
64' Chelsea are patiently trying to build up their attacks from the back and are looking to their left side to make things happen. Emerson is upfield again and tries to put a cross into the box, but Wan-Bissaka makes another important block. 
62' Pereira swings a corner into the box for United and is looking for Maguire at the far post. The defender rises highest to meet it but can only head it back across the penalty area before Christensen clears it. 
60' United have never lost a Premier League match at home when leading at half-time, drawing 16 and winning 263 of their 279 such games. 
C. Pulisic
R. Barkley
Chelsea
58' Lampard makes the first change of the game and brings on Pulisic for his Premier League debut in place of Barkley. 
T. Abraham
Yellow Card
Chelsea
57' Abraham is the latest player to be shown a yellow card after he catches McTominay with a late challenge. 
56' GOOD SAVE BY DE GEA! Wan-Bissaka clears Azpilicueta's cross to Emerson on the edge of the box and he sets himself before firing his shot back across goal. De Gea dives across his line and punches it away. 
54' Pereira plays the free-kick out to Wan-Bissaka on the right wing and the defender puts a good cross into the middle. Chelsea don't clear their lines properly and Maguire gets on the end of the follow-up cross. He tries to lay it off to Rashford, but Jorginho blocks his shot. 
Jorginho
Yellow Card
Chelsea
52' Jorginho receives a yellow card after bringing down Lingard with a late tackle. 
51' Barkley squares the ball to Pedro and he cuts back inside as he sets himself to take a shot. He curls his effort towards the target and it takes a deflection off McTominay before going out for a corner.
50' Chelsea have made a bright start to the second half and are getting into some dangerous positions high up the field, but haven't found a way into United's box just yet.
J. Lingard
Yellow Card
Manchester United
48' Lingard gets an early yellow card in the second half after catching Kovacic with a late challenge. 
46' Chelsea get us back underway for the second half!
Despite not getting on the scoresheet, Lampard will be impressed with how his side attacked in the first half as they have created some good chances for themselves. If they start the second half the way they did the first, they could get an early equaliser. As for United, they've got into some good positions themselves, but have barely tested Kepa since early in the first half. 
A Rashford strike from the spot gives United a 1-0 lead at half-time. Chelsea made a bright start to the game and hit the woodwork in the fourth minute through Abraham when United failed to clear their lines. Zouma brought down Rashford in the box and the forward stepped up to the spot himself and found the top-left corner. De Gea denied Barkley with a good save before Emerson struck the woodwork again with a tight-angled shot. 
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 1-0 CHELSEA.
45' + 1' Chelsea are slowly making their way upfield as they look for an equaliser before half-time. Mount tries to play a throughball to Abraham who is waiting in the box, but Lindelof intercepts it and clears the danger. 
44' United have a lot of players in Chelsea's box as Martial cuts back inside. He loses control of the ball though and the Blues crowd him out before he has the chance to put a cross into the middle. 
42' Martial puts another good cross into the box from the left as he tries to pick out Rashford in the middle. Emerson gets there first and chests it down and has to quickly clear it before the forward can get onto the loose ball. 
40' OFF THE POST AGAIN! A bit of confusion between Lindelof and Wan-Bissaka sees the ball bounce to Emerson on the left of the box. He sets himself before firing his shot towards goal, but can only watch as it bounces off the woodwork. 
39' GREAT SAVE BY DE GEA! Barkley pulls away from Lindelof on the left side of the box and fires his shot low towards the far corner. De Gea is closing him down and sticks out a leg to deny him. 
38' Chelsea have a free-kick in a good position on the left wing and Mount is standing over it. He swings a cross into the crowd of players on the edge of the box, but Maguire reacts first to clear it for United.
K. Zouma
Yellow Card
Chelsea
36' Zouma receives the first yellow card of the game after catching Pereira with a late challenge. 
35' BARKLEY COMES CLOSE! Straight the other end, Barkley latches onto Kepa's long pass and has a go from outside the box. It was a powerful strike but flies just wide of the post. 
34' OFFSIDE! Pogba plays a throughball to Rashford in the box and he turns before firing his shot into the back of the net. He was well offside when he received the pass though and the linesman's flag went up straight away. 
32' Martial finds himself in some space down the left side and puts a good cross into the middle of the box where he picks out Pogba. He rises and gets his head to it, but sends his effort wide of the target. 
31' Mount finds himself in a lot of space in the right of the box but his shot bounces off his standing leg and back into the middle. Abraham is close to getting on the end of it but Wan-Bissaka makes an important clearance. 
30' McTominay wins the ball back high up the field and squares it to Rashford. He's quickly closed down so he touches it onto Martial, who takes the shot first time, but he fires his effort over the bar. 
28' All of Chelsea's attacks are coming down the right wing through Azpilicueta and Pedro but they haven't been able to get a cross into the box in the last few minutes. 
26' Chelsea are pressing high up the field but are struggling to get on the ball at the minute as United continue to keep possession in their own half. 
24' Rashford has now scored all four of the penalties he's taken in competitive senior matches for club and country (including shootouts). 
22' Christensen is down in the middle of the field receiving some treatment after being caught in the face by Pogba in an aerial challenge. He's back on his feet quickly though and he should be able to carry on. 
20' United are on the front foot following the restart and are trying to make things happen down the left wing. Martial has a chance to run at his defender but is brought down by Azpilicueta and United have a free-kick. 
M. Rashford
Penalty Goal
Manchester United
18' RASHFORD SCORES THE PENALTY! It's a confident strike from the forward as he fires the spot-kick into the top left corner to give his side the lead. 1-0 United!
17' PENALTY TO UNITED! Rashford makes a darting run into the box and as he tries to turn with it, Zouma catches him and they both clatter to the ground. There was a quick VAR check, but the penalty decision stands. 
16' United work the ball upfield cleverly down the left side and Martial cuts back inside as he touches it onto Rashford. He tries to return the one-two but is closed down by Jorginho.
14' Chelsea are keeping possession well in midfield at the minute as they try to slowly build up an attack from the back.
12' Mount picks up the ball in midfield and has a lot of space ahead of him to run into. He has a go from outside the box and it's a good hit, but it's straight at De Gea. 
10' Pedro fizzes a brilliant ball across the six-yard box but no one is in the middle to get on the end of it. Abraham is the closest but was wrong-footed as the cross went past him. 
8' GOOD CHANCE FOR MARTIAL! Zouma gives the ball away in his own box and Martial runs onto it to get his shot away quickly. It's a low strike but it's straight at Kepa who makes the save. 
6' United have a chance to attack after Shaw is found in a lot of space down the left side. He touches it onto Martial, but he doesn't put a cross into the box quick enough and the Chelsea defenders get back to crowd him off the ball. 
4' OFF THE POST! United don't clear their lines following a corner and Abraham is able to turn before firing his shot on goal. De Gea was beaten but it rebounded back off the far post.
2' Chelsea are enjoying an early spell of possession in the game and Emerson makes a good run down the left wing. He's being marked closely by Wan-Bissaka though and the right-back comes away with the ball. 
1' Rashford gets the game underway for United!
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away. 
United (18) and Chelsea (17) have won more opening weekend fixtures than any other side in the Premier League. 
Pulisic will have to wait to make his competitive debut for Chelsea as he starts on the bench, as does Kante who is recovering from an injury. Abraham leads the line for the Blues today while Mount makes his Premier League debut.
New signings Maguire and Wan-Bissaka both start for United today, alongside Pogba who has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in the off-season. The other new signing, James, starts on the bench. 
CHELSEA SUBS: Willy Caballero, Kenedy, Fikayo Tomori, Christian Pulisic, Marcos Alonso, N'Golo Kante, Olivier Giroud.
CHELSEA STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Kurt Zouma, Emerson; Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic; Pedro, Ross Barkley, Mason Mount; Tammy Abraham.
MANCHESTER UNITED SUBS: Sergio Romero, Juan Mata, Ashley Young, Axel Tuanzebe, Nemanja Matic, Mason Greenwood, Daniel James.
MANCHESTER UNITED STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba; Andreas Pereira, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial; Marcus Rashford. 
Frank Lampard takes charge of his first Premier League game as manager of Chelsea today after joining them from Derby County in July. The Europa League winners finished third last season but their fans will be hoping that they can be more consistent this term. United enjoyed an impressive spell under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when he first took over in December, but after a poor run of form in the final games of the season, they finished sixth. They will also be determined to improve in the 2019-20 campaign.
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