Manchester United will likely be again in motion in subsequent season’s Champions League after they hammered Chelsea 4-1 on Thursday to safe a top-four end within the Premier League.
Casemiro, Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes (penalty) and Marcus Rashford scored for United, who wanted some extent from their last two league video games to formally finish Liverpool‘s fading hopes of securing a spot in Europe’s premier membership competitors.
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Three-time European champions United, who did not qualify for the Champions League final season, are third on 72 factors with one recreation remaining, six factors away from fifth-place Liverpool.
Fourth-place Newcastle secured a spot amongst Europe’s elite following a goalless draw towards Leicester Metropolis on Monday. Chelsea, who’ve struggled all season, are twelfth with 43 factors.
Erik Ten Hag’s aspect are unbeaten in Premier League motion at Previous Trafford for 17 video games, going again to the opening weekend of the season.
Casemiro scored within the sixth minute with a close-range header off an extended free kick. The Brazilian helped arrange Martial’s objective simply earlier than half-time with a no-look chip into the trail of Jadon Sancho. Martial was there to fit the ball into the empty web.
Interim supervisor Frank Lampard’s Chelsea aspect collapsed within the dying minutes. After Fernandes had made it 3-0 with a penalty within the 73rd minute, Rashford returned from a two-game absence to attain his thirtieth objective of the season, reducing the ball round keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Regardless of the jubilation of clinching a spot within the high 4, a first-half damage to winger Antony will likely be a priority for Ten Hag forward of the FA Cup last with Manchester Metropolis subsequent week. United are already with out Lisandro Martinez and Marcel Sabitzer for that match.
Joao Felix pulled one again for the guests within the 89th minute, however the recreation was as far out of attain as is their season, with Chelsea set to complete within the backside half of the Premier League for the primary time since 1995-96.