Morata cleverly nodded the ball into the net in the 55th minute to register his eighth goal for the club for Chelsea’s third consecutive league win.
David de Gea kept out further efforts from Morata and Eden Hazard as Chelsea looked to add to their lead. Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford blew away several goal scoring chances before substitute Marouane Fellaini’s close-range strike was saved by Thibaut Courtois. The loss now placed Man-U eight points behind leaders Manchester City, who beat Arsenal 3-1 earlier in the day. Chelsea remained on the fourth place after the win, while Tottenham Hotspurs ran away with a lone goal victory over Crystal Palace to occupy the third place. Liverpool are now fifth on the log after Saturday’s 4-1 bashing of West Ham United. Arsenal occupy the sixth place.