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Chelsea high after return to successful methods, Man Utd held

  • Werner and Chilwell seize late targets for Chelsea
  • Ronaldo begins on the bench as United held by Everton
  • Norwich finish run of 16 straight Premier League defeats with draw

LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Chelsea received again to successful methods with a 3-1 victory over Southampton to maneuver high of the Premier League however Manchester United stuttered once more at residence on Saturday as they had been held to a 1-1 draw by high-flying Everton.

After consecutive defeats for under the second time since Thomas Tuchel took cost, Chelsea wanted a response they usually received it as Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell struck late on after Southampton had been diminished to 10 males.

Tuchel’s facet transfer to 16 factors from seven video games, two greater than Liverpool who host Manchester City in Sunday’s huge conflict.

Manchester United and Everton are additionally locked on 14 factors after the early kickoff at Old Trafford ended honours even.

With Cristiano Ronaldo, scorer of a last-gasp winner in opposition to Villarreal within the Champions League on Wednesday, beginning on the bench, United took a deserved lead when Anthony Martial was performed in by Bruno Fernandes to attain simply earlier than halftime.

United had been pegged again although when Andros Townsend completed off a sweeping transfer and Rafa Benitez’s facet thought that they had snatched victory when Yerry Mina slotted in however after a VAR overview he was adjudged to have been offside.

It was a let-off for United however they had been nonetheless left annoyed at dropping factors, particularly with a troublesome run of league fixtures forward.

“We had 75% possession. We got hit on one break that cost us and we lacked that cutting edge to get the important second goal,” United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated.

“We just couldn’t get that second goal you need in games like this as Everton can score a goal from nowhere.”

Ronaldo got here off the bench however this time the Portuguese couldn’t summon a dramatic ending.

“It’s about picking the right moments (to give Ronaldo a rest),” Solskjaer stated when requested in regards to the choice to go away him on the bench and begin with Edinson Cavani.

After Chelsea failed to attain of their final two video games, it was unsung academy product Trevoh Chalobah who put them in entrance after 9 minutes.

Romelu Lukaku and Werner each had targets dominated out and when, on the hour, Ben Chilwell tripped Tino Livramento within the space to earn Southampton a penalty that James Ward Prowse transformed, it appeared as if the guests would earn some extent.

But Ward Prowse was red-carded for a poor deal with on Jorginho and Chelsea took benefit to say the win.

Leeds United kickstarted their marketing campaign with a primary league win of the season — Diego Llorente’s early purpose proving sufficient to beat Watford 1-0 at Elland Road.

Promoted Norwich City earned their first level of the season and ended a run of 16 consecutive Premier League defeats as they floor out a 0-0 draw at fellow strugglers Burnley.

Newcastle United’s troubles additionally continued because the Magpies went down 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers for whom South Korean ahead Hwang Hee-chan struck twice from assists by Raul Jimenez to assist Wolves transfer away from the relegation zone.

Norwich stay backside with one level with Newcastle and Burnley, who’re additionally winless, on three.

Reporting by Martyn Herman
Editing by Toby Davis

Soccer Football - Premier League - Chelsea v Southampton - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - October 2, 2021  Chelsea's Ben Chilwell celebrates scoring their third goal with Jorginho Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

Soccer Football - Premier League - Chelsea v Southampton - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - October 2, 2021  Chelsea's Ben Chilwell scores their third goal REUTERS/David Klein

Soccer Football - Premier League - Chelsea v Southampton - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - October 2, 2021  Chelsea's Timo Werner scores their second goal REUTERS/David Klein