Manchester United produced an excellent comeback performance to defeat Chelsea in the English Premier League on Sunday, moving back up into second place.
With the league title race all but over, the main aim for Jose Mourinho’s side in the tail-end of the season is finishing in the top four and wins over direct rivals like Chelsea are the kind of results that’ll ensure that.
The three points won at Old Trafford this weekend mean that they are now six points ahead of the fifth placed Blues.
It threatened to be a bad day for the Red Devils after Willian opened the scoring in the 32nd minute, but Romelu Lukaku equalised just minutes later before Jesse Lingard found the winner in the second half.
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Fans were delighted with the result and performance and had particular praise for Lukaku, who scored his first goal against a top six side this season, finally delivering on the big money paid for him last summer.
Reported to be earning £250,000-a-week, United bought him for occasions like these and supporters loved seeing him reach his potential.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
At LAST, Lukaku showed up in a big game. It’s about time. #MUFC
— Joel Hoover (@JoelHoover) February 25, 2018
Lukaku had an great performance today. But he needs to work on his touch and his movement with the ball between his feet. It’s not good enough. But I give the man credit for stepping up today. #ManchesterUnited #MUNCHE #MUFC
— Abdelsalam Abdin🇸🇾🇨🇦🇮🇹 (@abdino22) February 25, 2018
Big win today 🤙⚽🔴 Lukaku was immense but shout out to Scott Mctominay producing another brilliant display, so calm and cool in midfield! #MUFC
— Sara Gallagher (@SaraBabes91) February 25, 2018
Best performance from Lukaku against a top 6 team. Cool finish with his goal & brilliant cross to set up Lingard. Great work rate! #MUFC
— Deshane (@Desh_P) February 25, 2018
Credit where it's due, Lukaku has been brilliant these last couple of weeks. Today was his best performance in a United shirt, in a big game as well… #MUFC
— Harry (@OhImAHarry) February 25, 2018
Lukaku was sensational today and gave his heart and soul for the team. Sanchez will take time to get used to our style of play and when he does he will be brilliant #MUFC
— Badgerrrs (@Badgerrrs) February 25, 2018
Really satisfying win that. Coming from behind, Lukaku not only scoring but being brilliant all round. Mou getting his tactics spot on & not flinching unlike Conte. 4 our of 5 games at home in March can set a really good tone for the run in #mufc #MUNCHE
— ▲▲Δƚ†‡ɇŵ (@matthirtyfive) February 25, 2018
Lukaku 👂🏻absolutely class from the minute he scored until the final whistle! Matic was brilliant from start to finish after a tough couple of games! McTominay was superb…. made one mistake in the whole game which cost us a goal but didn’t let it get to him! #GetIn #MUFC ⚽️
— Darren Ansell (@Ansell_4) February 25, 2018