Romelu Lukuku delivered the goods against former club Chelsea as Manchester United came from behind to win 2-1 at Old Trafford. Lukaku scored United’s equaliser and then crossed for Jesse Lingard to head home the winner after Willian had fired the away side in front. United’s win saw them return to second place in the Premier League table, with Chelsea staying fifth. Here’s how the Sri Lankan social media fans reacted during the match.
Few pre-match predictions from neutral fans
A Draw would be the best result for Liverpool— Fazmin Hussain (@Fazminator) February 25, 2018
And some pre-game comments from fans of the two clubs
Willian's gonna rip Young to shreds.. Can already see it coming.. 🙈 #mufc— Umair Ashfaque (@umairash11) February 25, 2018
Cahill not starting. 👏🏾 https://t.co/hJIGI4qENn— Cham J (@Uppercut07) February 25, 2018
Game starts and few minutes into the game a good chance for Morata
Wood work again! Omg 😑😑😑— Thamaru! (@Tikiri_) February 25, 2018
Willian had a poor start to be honest
Willian තමුසෙ පිස්සෙක්ද— SanOJ (@JonasKOLLA) February 25, 2018
and in the 32nd minute he draws the first blood 0-1 Chelsea!!!!
Fuck yes! Hahahahaha Willian my love 😍— Thamaru! (@Tikiri_) February 25, 2018
Degea did a mignolet— SanOJ (@JonasKOLLA) February 25, 2018
Meanwhile Man Utd fans be like
Glad I'm desensitised from football these days tbh— Rags (@Ragulator) February 25, 2018
That pass from Hazard was sexy though. Embarrassing tracking from United, just lost Wilian, but great pass— SriLawi (@WHOASriLawi) February 25, 2018
7 minutes later it’s 1-1 Lukaku
De Gea lets one in he should have saved.— SriLawi (@WHOASriLawi) February 25, 2018
Lukaku scores v a top side.
One of those games.
First time romelu lukaku scored against top six this season. 😂— SanOJ (@JonasKOLLA) February 25, 2018
And it finishes 1-1 at half time and there were some complaints about the referee
No foul on christiensen! Okey. Decisions going on united way. De javu! 😏— Thamaru! (@Tikiri_) February 25, 2018
Ref at #MUNCHE today. pic.twitter.com/Qo3T3GIOer— Cham J (@Uppercut07) February 25, 2018
2nd half begins and it was a slow start for the second half as well. 60th minute few changes from Jose but Conte?
What I dislike from Conte is the wait to bring substitutes till 80th minute. Kind of useless most of the time.— Thamaru! (@Tikiri_) February 25, 2018
It's amazing the trust Conte has on players who are performing badly on the pitch. Eg. Morata. Hope it won't come back to bite him.— Thamaru! (@Tikiri_) February 25, 2018
Hazard got substituted in the 70th minute, not the substitution Chelsea fans wanted I think. Bit of banter for that from United Fans
McTominay sending Hazard back to the bus.#MUNCHE— azzy. (@azryhassim) February 25, 2018
And in the 75th minute United go up 2-1 and it’s
JESSEEEEEEE LINGAAAAARD🔥🔥— azzy. (@azryhassim) February 25, 2018
DID LINGARD JUST DO THE BLACK PANTHER HANDSHAKE THING FOR A CELEBRATION 😭 #MUNCHE— ɢᴜsᴛᴀᴠᴏ² 🕵🏽 (@Huzz_G) February 25, 2018
In came Bailey after that and this happened
Did Bailly just hand Matic written instructions? Never seen that before. Hope Jose has handwriting that's easy to read.— SriLawi (@WHOASriLawi) February 25, 2018
Few Minutes later Chelsea GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOFFSIDE ? ONSIDE? OFFSIDE?
Hahahahahahahaha decisions going on united way? Now onside goal ruled offside? DEJA FUCKING VU!— Thamaru! (@Tikiri_) February 25, 2018
Hahahahaha make that TWO Stevies. How is that off side?? Only the 2nd win last 15 vs CFC. 2 Stevies to make the 2nd win. 😆 #MUNCHE— Cham J (@Uppercut07) February 25, 2018
AND IT’S FULL TIME Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea. Post Match Tweets now
Job done! Conte's fucked.— Amzer 🔴 (@theMUFCfan) February 25, 2018
So how was the big game bottler #Lukaku did today? A goal and an assist good enough for you?? #MUFC— Sameera මාලින්ද (@sameera79) February 25, 2018
Both were playing defensively from the beginning :/ mctominay had a good game— SanOJ (@JonasKOLLA) February 25, 2018
Yes boys!! 😍😍❤🔥 https://t.co/xi24pB2BFJ— MA (@Mumthazeer3) February 25, 2018
Lukaku, Pogba and McTominay was brilliant today 🔥#MUNCHE— azzy. (@azryhassim) February 25, 2018