Manchester United secured a vital 2-0 away Premier League win over Chelsea in the race for European places on Monday evening, in a closely fought game which was dominated by VAR.


Twice Frank Lampard's men had goals ruled out as the Blues were left frustrated by the video assistant referee.


Kurt Zouma and Olivier Giroud both had headers disallowed once they had undergone a review, while - most controversially - United captain Maguire avoided punishment for an apparent kick on Michy Batshuayi.


United will be overjoyed by a victory that moves them to within three points of their hosts who currently occupy fourth place.


So without further ado, let's see how a night of controversy unfolded...


Both managers made a few surprising selection calls ahead of the game. Lampard again chose Willy Caballero over Kepa in between the sticks for the Blues.


And Olé Gunnar Solskjaer handed centre-back, Eric Bailly, his first start since the 4-0 opening day victory over Chelsea at home in August. 


Decisions that definitely got fans talking prior to kick-off...




​​Chelsea started on the front foot and Reece James had the first meaningful effort at goal. The teenager struck it sweetly enough but it just flashed past De Gea's far post.


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​​Kanté was taken off injured inside the opening 10 minutes and United 's new boy Bruno Fernandes almost capitalised on Chelsea being a man light...


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In a lacklustre half, United were lucky not to be reduced to ten men as Maguire appeared to kick out at Batshuayi... and he was fortunate not to receive his marching orders for petulance. 



Mason Mount replaced Kanté and he was soon pulling strings in Chelsea's midfield. Midway through the half, he put it on a plate for striker Batshuayi but the Belgian got his angles crossed.


Safe to say, Chelsea fans were fairly dismayed by his effort...




A frustrating first half for Batshuayi and one which was only compounded by Antony Martial heading United into the lead just before half-time.


Chelsea thought they had equalised through substitute Kurt Zouma's header but it was ruled out for a push on Brandon Williams.


Cue yet more frustration from the home support...



As Chelsea's anguish continued, United almost scored...as Fernandes hit the post with a free-kick.


Then they did, as Maguire who arguably shouldn't have been on the pitch, thumped in a header... as those of a blue persuasion buried their head in their hands.




And when Lampard's men thought it couldn't get any worse... it did. An evening of huge frustration was complete when yet again Chelsea were denied by VAR.


This time it was Giroud who was left frustrated...




It was a controversial night at the Bridge and much of the discontent was voiced towards VAR at full-time...


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