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(Video) Goal! Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: Eden Hazard opens scoring with Blues’ first shot on target

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard handed his side a 1-0 lead against Manchester United in the 36th minute at Stamford Bridge with a well-taken effort.

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The Belgian’s strike came very much against the run of play, with the visitors having dominated proceedings for the most part. But he was clinical when called upon, pouncing on playmaker Oscar’s fine flick to put the ball past goalkeeper David de Gea from close range:

He wheeled away in delight in front of the travelling supporters, and celebrated putting away what was Chelsea’s first shot on target in the contest.

The Red Devils will feel hard done by after enjoying so much possession, but they perhaps only have themselves to blame after failing to turn their domination into more clear-cut chances.

In fact their best opportunity came in the third minute, but captain Wayne Rooney guided his left-footed shot high and wide.

The hosts have set up defensively and will look to consolidate their lead in the next phase of the game.

 

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