Man Utd had been drawing widespread praise for beating Tottenham, Liverpool, and Man City, respectively, in recent games. Consequently, that led many to question if Man Utd could step up to hand Chelsea a defeat at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League football results from yesterday (Saturday 18 April).
In a clash that pitted José Mourinho against mentor Louis van Gaal, it was the former who managed to win the game with a 1-0 victory. The excellent Eden Hazard scored with a close finish past David de Gea in the 38th minute, with Oscar providing an assist after making an incredible back heel to set up the goal.
On another day, it would have been Man Utd that won. Chelsea surrendered 70% of possession and gave up 15 attempts on goal. Man Utd visibly lacked Michael Carrick, Daley Blind, and Marcos Rojo, all of whom were injured.