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McTominay Double Inspires Manchester United to Crucial Win Over Chelsea

McTominay's Masterclass Propels Manchester United to Crucial Victory Over Chelsea

Scott McTominay emerged as the standout performer at Old Trafford, scoring twice to secure a pivotal win for Manchester United against Chelsea. The triumph not only provided a much-needed relief for manager Erik ten Hag but also propelled the Red Devils to a commendable sixth place in the Premier League standings [joint on points, 27, with Spurs].

McTominay, showcasing his goal-scoring prowess for the second time this season at Old Trafford, delivered a performance that was crucial. The night witnessed United squandering numerous chances, including a regrettable missed penalty by Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

The breakthrough unfolded in the 19th minute when McTominay showcased his clinical finishing, capitalising on the rebound from England defender Harry Maguire's blocked strike in the 18-yard box. His instinctive strike from 12 yards not only gave United the lead but set the stage for a thrilling encounter, with Cole Palmer levelling the score just before halftime.

As the game approached its climax, McTominay once again proved to be the difference-maker. Seizing an opportunity in the 69th minute, he powered home a header at the far post, converting Alejandro Garnacho's precise cross from the left flank as United's lead was restored.

Despite falling short of securing a hat-trick, with a scuffed finish after an Antony setup, McTominay's brace proved decisive for the 20-time champions. The team resiliently weathered late pressure from Chelsea, including a nervy moment when substitute Armando Broja's header struck the post.

While the win propelled Erik ten Hag's Manchester United to sixth place, Chelsea find themselves languishing in the 10th spot, and the result further extended Chelsea's agonising wait for a win at Old Trafford to over 11 years. The most recent victory for the Blues at Old Trafford dates back to May 2013, with Juan Mata netting the sole goal of the match in the 87th minute.

Scott McTominay's contributions, along with a united effort, provided a positive narrative for a Red Devils squad seeking to navigate through challenging times in the Premier League.

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