English Premier League Betting Update PT 1- By A.J. Ryder on April 16, 2017 20:27 GMT
Now that we have a really interesting wrinkle in Chelsea's seemingly inevitable pursuit of the English Premier League title, the odds are starting to turn south for the league leaders as they looked distinctly average against a Manchester United side that appeared, on paper at least, to be the more underwhelming of the two.
Jose Mourinho, throughout the entirety of his career on the top stage (first happening with a sprint down the touchline back in 2004 in the very stadium where this victory was recorded today), has always found a way to get the last laugh. Today was certainly no exception as he sent out a Manchester United team to play Chelsea football – the type of 1-0 victories that Mourinho's men had secured several titles on when wearing their distinctive blue shirts.
Today it was that swashbuckling team emblazoned in red that went and set things alight with a comprehensive and effective display of counter-attacking football.
Should we also mention that the winning side was captained by Ashley Young?
Manchester United certainly grabbed themselves a three points that many didn't think they would be able to retain and they also did their hopes of qualifying for the top 4 and securing Champions League football for next season regardless of a Europa League result, a hell of a lot of good with this emphatic 2-0 takedown.