If Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge of Manchester United, this would be the moment in which he invoked the memory of infamous racehorse Devon Loch. Only an inexplicable collapse like that of the race leader at the 1956 Grand National could cost Chelsea the title now and Ferguson was never afraid to employ the Loch analogy in an effort to ratchet up the pressure on his rivals. But let us not deceive ourselves. Injuries have come thick and fast for United and even a heavy win at Stamford Bridge...
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Eden Hazard's first-half goal was decisive for Chelsea in their 1-0 win vs. Manchester United, though Louis Van Gaal's side should take heart from a game in which they missed several of their starters yet dominated play and possession for long periods.
Chelsea's defensive tactics paid them the ultimate compliment, with the visitors creating the bulk of the chances. This match felt like the prelude to a sustained Manchester United title challenge next season, and it's a defeat -- though ending their...