In archetypal Jose Mourinho fashion, Chelsea soaked up every drop of pressure Manchester United applied in their 1-0 win over the Red Devils at Stamford Bridge to take another step closer to claiming the Premier League title.
Eden Hazard grabbed the only goal of the game as the Blues proved their mettle in seeing off an in-form Louis van Gaal outfit even without their two first-choice strikers available.
Here’s the best of the reaction from Twitter to the slim, hard-fought victory:
Former Blue Mario Melchiot was left in little doubt who should claim the Player of the Year prize at the end of the season after watching Chelsea’s match-winner.
— Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) April 18, 2015
Hazard’s goal came after a poor pass out of defence by Chris Smalling and Sky Sports’ Jamie Carragher thought it was typical of the Special One’s approach to big matches.
One mistake one goal. That’s Jose’s philosophy in a nutshell.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) April 18, 2015
Radamel Falcao was afforded a rare start due to United’s injury woes, but largely failed to impress during a blunt first half for the Colombian.
TOUCH MAP: Radamel Falcao didn’t touch the ball in the Chelsea penalty box in the first half. Ineffective. pic.twitter.com/JVgehyiD3a
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 18, 2015
Predictably after such an ineffective display, the jokes started flowing.
If Radamel Falcao is on £300,000 a week I can demand at least £600,000
— Greedy Sterling (@greedysterling) April 18, 2015
As Chelsea continued to nullify the Red Devils’ advances, Ander Herrera had claims for a penalty turned down, mainly because he has to be touched before a foul can be awarded.
Ander Herrera with his entry for the 2015 Fallon D’floor https://t.co/BwEPWR6z8A
— MrFootyTips.net (@MrFootyTips) April 18, 2015
In the end the Manchester outfit left London with their tail between their legs and with their manager bemused at the final result.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 18, 2015
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