EPL: Man Utd suffer first loss as Chelsea win 6-goal thriller

Former Man City player Aaron Mooy opened the scoring

Manchester United have suffered their first loss in the 2017/2018 English Premier League.

The Red Devils paid dearly for two first half errors to hand debutants Huddersfield Town a pleasant 2-1 win at the John Smith’s Stadium.

A lost ball in midfield by Juan Mata in the 10th minute handed the Terriers an advantage into the United penalty area.

Goalkeeper David De Gea’s goal-blocking effort was, however, not enough as Aaron Mooy fired into the net to send the home fans into raptures.

Town again were beneficiaries of a Victor Lindelof misjudged ball as Laurent Depoitre beat De Gea in post to double the lead before the break.

Efforts by the Red Devils to break points with the home side only saw them clinching a consolation in the 78th minute through Marcus Rashford.

The teenager connected to a Romelu Lukaku cross with his head in the Terriers’ box.

The defeat to Manchester United hands a league advantage to city rivals Manchester City, who beat Burnley FC 3-0 at the Etihad.

Goals from Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane put them five points clear at the summit of the League.

Meanwhile, champions Chelsea put last week’s ignominious defeat at Crystal Palace behind them as they shook off a scare by Watford FC to win 4-2 at home.

Though going in front through Pedro Rodriguez for the club’s 8,000th goal, the Hornets equalised just before the break and against the run of play took the lead early in the second half.

But goals from Michy Batshuayi – with a brace – and Cesar Azpilicueta ensured that the champions held their heads up high.

Other results:

Swansea City 1-2 Leicester City

Newcastle Utd 1-0 Crystal Palace

Stoke City 1-2 AFC Bournemouth

West Ham Utd 0-3 Brighton & Hove Albion (Friday)

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana





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