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‘Looked like a different player’ – Fans react to star’s display vs Chelsea

‘Looked like a different player’ – Fans react to star’s display vs Chelsea

By Dave Marshall

Manchester United came back from a goal down to defeat Chelsea 2-1 on Sunday at Old Trafford and put daylight between us and the Premier League champions in the race for the Champions League.

The early stages of the game saw Chelsea dominate the game and of course took a well-deserved win through Willian, but Romelu Lukaku turned on the screw to dispel doubts about his big-game profile, scoring one and laying on the assist for the second.

Just before the 1st half ended, Lukaku scored from an Anthony Martial cutback after Andreas Christensen lost concentration. He was powerful, ran well with and without the ball and looked up for the game against his former club. The 24-year-old Belgian who has now hit 99 Premier League goals with the strike against Chelsea, and had been criticised for his below par performances against top 10 sides, answered his critics with a brilliant display.

He showed up for the battle, displaying a brilliant level of creativity to spot the run of Jesse Lingard, who had come from the bench to score.

Below are some of the best tweets about how well he played.

Lukaku earned plaudits for his wonderful performances at the beginning of the season, but lost form at a crucial part of the season. His goal takes him to 22 for the season, and getting 30 at the end of the campaign would be a decent return for the £75 million player.

Lukaku is a player known for his pace despite his bulking frame. His next strike in the Premier League will be his 100th, and become one of the youngest players to reach that milestone.


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