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(Watch) Juan Mata fires Man Utd ahead against former club Chelsea

Manchester United take an early lead their Premier League meeting with Chelsea.

Former Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata opened the scoring for the Reds and now Maurizio Sarri’s men trail 1-0 with 10 minutes on the clock.

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If the Blues were playing for a draw, which was strangely suggested to Sarri before the game, they have a climb on their hands to get back into the game.

The goal came from a wonderful chipped pass by Romelu Lukaku to find Luke Shaw entering the box. Shaw then set up birthday boy Mata, who turns 31 today, with an important goal against his former club.

That’s an important goal for the Reds and Lukaku showed what it meant to him with a crazy celebration afterwards.

Watch Mata’s goal below. Right place, right time.

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