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Manchester United blow the Premier League title race wide open [GALLERY]

Kristopher Love | 21 April, 2017, 19:43

The result meant the leaders' cushion over Spurs remained at four points - the same tally that separates the Red Devils from a Champions League berth after this weekend's games. Herrera and Matteo Darmian did brilliant stifling jobs in man-marking Hazard and Pedro Rodriguez, respectively.

Goals from Marcus Rashford and Andre Herrera earned Jose Mourinho his first victory in three matches against Conte's Chelsea, who failed to register a single shot on target for the first time in a Premier League match since December 2015.

"But we created more chances than them and we deserved this victory".

"I think today there's no way they can dwell on that now because they've got an important run-in and now it's game on, because it's four points".

"We draw a lot of games at home".

"Chelsea are the best counter-attacking team in the country and we controlled them very well". "The big moments to go and win a league or maybe an FA Cup".

"I think it was nearly flawless", Herrera said.

In the build-up to Rashford's goal, Herrera blocked with his hand a pass from Nemanja Matic but the infringement wasn't picked up.

Mourinho was goaded with chants of "Judas" during United's FA Cup defeat at Stamford Bridge, but he said he took no special satisfaction from getting one over on his former club.

"Chelsea are still in the box seat", Mills said, as quoted by BBC Radio 5 Live's Twitter account.

"If someone thinks it's normal for Chelsea to win the title, we started as underdogs after 10th place last season".

Ander set up Marcus Rashford to score the opening goal on seven minutes, doubled the lead with a deflected finish after half-time and even man-marked PFA Player of the Year nominee Eden Hazard out of the match. "Nobody can doubt our credit to win the game". "We have five days to prepare for this game and then play to win".

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino, right, celebrates with teammate Philippe Coutinho after scoring his side's first goal during their English Premier League soccer match against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, Sunday, April 16, 2017.