United closed to at intervals 3 points of Chelsea in fourth place with headed goals either side of the interval from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire at Stamford Bridge.
Martial glanced in Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s cross on the stroke of half-time before Manchester United captain Maguire hopped-up in an exceedingly header from Bruno Fernandes’ corner once sixty six minutes.
Chelsea felt aggrieved as Maguire was lucky to flee a red card for kicking Michy Batshuayi within the groin within the half as they tangled on the sideline, despite the incident being examined by var.
And the review system denied them once more when Chelsea thought substitute Kurt Zouma had made it 1-1. The goal was dominated out for a push by Cesar Azpilicueta on Brandon Williams, though replays showed United’s Fred place a hand within the back of Chelsea’s captain.
Chelsea’s frustration was complete once Olivier Giroud’s 76th-minute header was dominated out along with his foot in an offside position as he moved to meet Mason Mount’s free-kick.
Being on the right side of the decisions helped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United to finish their 1st league double over Chelsea since 1987/88.