United players celebrate their victory

Manchester United recorded a controversial win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday after Video Assistant Referee, VAR, ruled out two of Chelsea’s goals.

With the win, United closed in on the Champions League places with victory over Chelsea as Frank Lampard’s side were left with a sense of injustice after contentious VAR decisions went against them.

United closed to within three points of Chelsea in fourth place with headed goals either side of the interval from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire at Stamford Bridge.

Martial glanced in Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s cross on the stroke of half-time before Manchester United captain Maguire powered in a header from Bruno Fernandes’ corner after 66 minutes.


Chelsea felt aggrieved as Maguire was fortunate to escape a red card for kicking Michy Batshuayi in the groin in the first half as they tangled on the touchline, despite the incident being examined by VAR.

And the review system denied them again when Chelsea thought substitute Kurt Zouma had made it 1-1. The goal was ruled out for a push by Cesar Azpilicueta on Brandon Williams, although replays showed United’s Fred put a hand in the back of Chelsea’s captain.

Chelsea’s frustration was complete when Olivier Giroud’s 76th-minute header was ruled out with his foot in an offside position as he moved to meet Mason Mount’s free-kick.

Being on the right side of the decisions helped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United to complete their first league double over Chelsea since 1987/88, BBC reports.

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