Romelu Lukaku ended his wait for a Manchester United goal against a top Premier League side as the Red Devils came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday.
The Belgium international cancelled out Willian’s opener and set up Jesse Lingard for a second-half winner as Jose Mourinho’s side moved back above Liverpool to within 13 points of league leaders Manchester City.
United’s 2-0 win in this fixture last season was their only victory over Chelsea across 14 matches in all competitions, and it seemed that poor record was set to continue when Willian blasted home his 12th goal of the season to cap a strong first half-hour from the visitors.
What a quality goal & great touches by Lukaku. 1-1 game on. pic.twitter.com/t3h3lOSuHR
— Adam Joseph 🇦🇺 (@AdamJosephSport) February 25, 2018
Lukaku levelled before the break with his first opportunity though, combining well with Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial before slotting home his first goal against a team in the top eight in 2017-18.
— utdhq (@utdhq) February 25, 2018
The game seemed destined to end in a draw until substitute Lingard headed home with 15 minutes left, lifting United two points back above Liverpool and leaving the reigning champions in fifth, two behind Tottenham.
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