Headed goals from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire earned Manchester United a 2-0 win at Chelsea on Monday.
The win put them back in the hunt for a top four 2019/2020 English Premier League (EPL) finish.
In a high tempo, if often scrappy game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side made the most of their chances.
But Chelsea, whose form at home has been suspect all season, squandered a string of opportunities.
A fine glancing header from Anthony Martial just before half-time from an Aaron Wan-Bissaka cross put the visitors ahead.
It was Manchester United’s first Premier League goal in four games.
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Defender Harry Maguire made it two in the 66th minute, losing marker Antonio Rudiger to head home from a corner kick by Manchester United’s new Portuguese signing Bruno Fernandes.
Chelsea had two goals ruled out by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
Kurt Zouma scored from a corner kick in the 54th minute but there was a push in the area.
Substitute striker Olivier Giroud’s headed effort in the 77th minute was cancelled when he was adjudged marginally offside.
The loss left Chelsea fourth, a point clear of resurgent rivals Tottenham Hotspur led by their ex-coach Jose Mourinho and who they host on Saturday.
Manchester United, another of Mourinho’s old clubs, rose to seventh, three points behind Chelsea.