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Chelsea vs Manchester United Live Score and Commentary, Premier League 2017-18 (CHE vs MUN)

Chelsea 1 - 0 Man United (Morata 55')
Updated: 05 November 2017 23:53 IST - Published: 05 November 2017 22:30 IST
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PEEP! PEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

That's that as Chelsea hold on superbly against the late United fightback - a brilliant match that ends up with the more dominant team coming out on top. 

Antonio Conte has pulled to within a point off Jose Mourinho... Pep Guardiola has now pulled EIGHT points clear at the top.

What a smashing game to cover, thank you for reading. 

Anirudh Menon signing out...

Toodle-ooo
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94' Matic wins a freekick at the edge of the box. RASHFORD STEPS UP AND LEATHERS ONE OFF THE WALL !THAT WAS SO CLOSE! 
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93' Matic tries to take it past Azpilicueta with a cute little dribble but the Basque holds his ground and Morata races into the box - one-on-one with De Gea, he slows down enough to allow Valencia to come back and win the ball back. Conte's head's just exploded
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92' Morata wins more precious seconds as he holds up play superbly against Bailly and wins Chelsea a throw-in
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91' Four minutes to be added on, and this is an absolutely smashing finish to the game... 
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90' OH MAROUANE FELLAINI! OH MY! The big man chests down a cross impeccably before absolutely leathering the ball at goal that takes all of Courtois superb skills to keep out. UFF!
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88' Valencia crosses it into the box where Rashford loops a header at goal. Courtois, despite pressure from Lukaku, gathers comfortably enough
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87' A smart Fellaini pass allows Rashford to run at Rudiger but the German does brilliantly to hold him off before Lukaku's loose touch allows Drinkwater to hack clear
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86' United are pinging the ball around the box with real intent, finally, before Rashford fizzes a superb shot just wide of Courtois' far post. Meanwhile, Conte allows Hazard to depart to a standing ovation as he sends on Willian. 
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85' Hazard flicks in Morata with the most outrageously skillful pass before Bailly does magnificently to win a freekick off the Spaniard.
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84' OOOO! Rashford whips a powerful ball into the far post but it's got a bit too much oomph for Fellaini
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83' United have lost all semblance of shape. intent, and style as Chelsea continue to grow from strength to strength. 
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82' Cahill wins a few feet of space with a marvelous Cruyff turn in the box but his shot is blocked away by a desperate Smalling.
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81' Herrera snipes Hazard once again from the back... and he barely walks away from without a second yellow. Chelsea are very much on the top right now. 
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79' Morata does ever so well to win a freekick under pressure from Bailly and Valencia.... it all leads to Rudiger almost scoring off a Zappacosta-esque cross
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78' AH! N'Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater - Champions of England with Leicester - are reunited as Conte takes off Fabregas and brings on the English midfielder
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77' United look a little beret of ideas uptop and it's leading to counter after counter from Chelsea.  A fake of the highest order from Alonso allows Morata the ball on the edge of the box but the Spaniard's shot is blocked off by Smalling. Meanwhile, United make their final change as Young is taken off for Lingard. 
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76' Hazard runs and runs and runs at goal as Matic backtracks furiously before smashing a shot at goal that De Gea does ever so well to stop. 
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75' Bakayoko steals the ball off Fellaini - as easily as a school teacher taking candy off an errant student - and runs at Smalling, before shifting the ball to his right and curling a hopeless shot well wide of goal. 
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74' Martial tries to find Rashford with a quick pass but it's way too far away for the Englishman to do anything about it. 
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73' Morata is once again shut down by Smalling as he tries to find someone in blue inside the box - and it all ends up with united winning a goalkick. 
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72' Fabregas' delivery is headed away by Lukaku, but Chelsea still have a throw in deep in United territory
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71' ... which is wasted by Smalling jumping onto Courtois. At the other end, Fellaini gets booked for an involuntary elbow that just about grazed Morata's nose
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70' Rashford does well to win another corner under pressure from Rudiger and Azpilicueta. The corner is rubbish but Morata gives him another opportunity
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69' The corner is cleared well by Cahill - I say well because Herrera's wild swipe from outside the box was hopelessly off-target
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68' Matic tries to find Fellaini in the box but Bakayoko slashes the low ball clear. The ball comes back via Valencia and Fellaini heads it down for Rashford who wins a corner
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67' Morata's lovely little shimmy loses Herrera and he runs into the United third where he picks out Hazard, but the Chelsea move breaks down. 
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66' Substitution for Chelsea as Rudiger jogs on in place of Zappacosta
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65' Oh Morata. Oh Smalling. A lose touch from Fellaini allows Fabregas to slide in and send the ball to Morata, who squares up Smalling, turns him one way, turns him the other and runs into him on the third go. Great defending, that. 
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64' Bakayoko welcomes Fellaini to the proceedings by thumping into him near the centre-line. Useless foul, but United's attack breaks down rapidly - for Alonso to cross the ball into the box where it's headed away by Bailly
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63' Matic steals a ball off Fabregas' toes but his ball into the box is too hard for Rashford to run onto. 
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62' Two substitutions as Mourinho tries to shuffle things up - Fellaini and Martial on, Mkhitaryan on and Jones off. That's a return to a back-four now, I assume. 
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61' OH BAILLY! A lackadaisical approach to a useless Fabregas ball in behind him allows Alonso to win an extremely cheap corner off him. Which, oooooo, runs across the face of the United box and away from danger
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60' Well done Christensen. Lukaku bullies Azpilicueta away before trying the push-and-run against Christensen, but the young Dane does ever so well to make sure the big Belgian gets nowhere
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59' Rashford and Mkhitaryan try a quick one-two but all it ends up leading to is a Chelsea counter, which is too slow to trouble anyone
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58' Rashford motors into the box and tries to go the long way around Azpilicueta but runs out of grass... Goalkick, Chelsea
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57' Morata is fouled by Jones... and the Englishman is walking a thin, thin, line here. 
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That magical connection again. Azpilicueta swings in a delectable ball that finds Morata all by himself inside the United box. ALL BY HIMSELF. He leaps high and thumps an exquisite header into the corner of the net past a motionless De Gea.

WHAT A HEADER
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55' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOALL!!!! ALVAROOOOOOO MORATAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
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54' OH MY LORD! ALONSO SMASHES A LOVELY BALL INTO THE BOX WHERE HAZARD IS ALL BY HIMSELF FIVE YARDS FROM GOAL AND HE PUNTS IT STRAIGHT AT DE GEA! HOW DID HE MISS THAT!
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53' Chelsea press the accelerator down as a superb Hazard pass frees up Morata into the United box but Smalling holds him off. Chelsea come roaring back.. 
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52' Bailly is pulled down by Alonso as the Ivorian tries to start a counter and the men in red surround the ref asking for a yellow. 
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51' Matic corrects the situation by thumping it away but Herrera's boot says hello to Hazard's calf and that's a yellow for the Basque
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50' Jones smashes into Hazard with typical no-nonsense mania and it's a yellow for the big man. Matic then tugs at the Belgian's shirt and it's a freekick for Chelsea in a dangerous, dangerous area
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49' Alvaro Morata gets bored with all the passing about and tries one from outside the box. Conte's facial expression on the touchline suggests that he oughtn't have. 
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47' Hazard, who is being hounded all over by Eric Bailly, tries to get a Chelsea attack going but they end up passing the ball around their own half as they try to stretch United out of shape
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46' Early corner for Manchester United as Rashford runs at Azpilicueta... which comes to nothing as the ref spots a spot of wrestling inside the Chelsea box
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PEEP! WE ARE OFF AGAIN!
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PEEP! PEEP! HALFTIME!

A scrappy, unusually open start descended to a scrappy, typically cagey affair as both sides missed presentable chances to make a dent on the scoreline. As it stands, Chelsea 0 - 0 Manchester United
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46' Nothing comes from the freekick