Chelsea vs. Manchester United: Best Pictures from Stamford Bridge

Chelsea vs. Manchester United: Best Pictures from Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea hosted Manchester United on Sunday, as Jose Mourinho's team looked to make a title statement against David Moyes' visitors.

United started brightly, with Ashley Young denied by Petr Cech early on.

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The midfield contest was a fierce one.

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Chelsea gradually asserted themselves, and went ahead through Samuel Eto'o's deflected shot after 17 minutes.

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United's Danny Welbeck had a chance to equalise, but he couldn't beat Cech from close range. Here's Mourinho directing his troops.

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Eto'o doubled Chelsea's lead on the stroke of halftime.

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The veteran striker completed his hat-trick with a tap-in, early in the second half, to make it 3-0 to Chelsea.

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United responded with a goal from substitute Javier Hernandez, but there would be no miracle comeback.

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United's miserable afternoon was complete with the sending off of Nemanja Vidic late on.

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Chelsea were left to celebrate another impressive victory.

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