Antonio Conte side Chelsea lead at the top of the English Premier League now stands at only four points and the title race is wide open again after they were well defeated by a resurgent Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The Red Devil boss Jose Mourinho has suffered this season against the club where he was a three-time champion, losing 4-0 in the league at Stamford Bridge and also going out of the FA Cup quarter-final.
The Portuguese was not to be denied this time as forward Marcus Rashford, paired with Jesse Lingard up front while inform striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was rested, finished coolly after seven minutes and Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera - detailed to do a brilliant man-marking job on winger Eden Hazard - saw his shot deflected in off defender Kurt Zouma four minutes after the half-time.
The France International [Zouma] was a late replacement for Marcos Alonso, who pulled out in the warm-up, but the Blue side can offer no excuses here as they were second best throughout. Tottenham Hotspur now trail them by four points with six matches to go and have the superior goal difference.