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Harry Maguire's Brother Proves Manchester United Defender Predicted His Goal Vs Chelsea

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Harry Maguire's Brother Proves Manchester United Defender Predicted His Goal Vs Chelsea

Harry Maguire scored his first Premier League goal for Manchester United at the 26th time of asking on Monday night and, despite going so long without a goal, he'd predicted it before kick off.

Before moving to Old Trafford last summer Maguire had built up a reputation as a goal threat thanks to his form for England in the 2018 World Cup.

Ahead of Monday night's game against Chelsea the centre back's only goal for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team had been a long range shot against Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup but predicted before kick off that he'd score from a corner against the Blues.

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The former Leicester City man couldn't have been more spot on if he'd tried with Bruno Fernandes finding him at the back post with an inswinging corner in the 66th minute.

Maguire lost his man and towered his header to the back post where Chelsea had no one defending to give Solskjaer's side a two goal lead.

The 26-year-old responded to his brother's tweet after the match saying it was 'about time' that he scored, something fans of the club would no doubt agree with.

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Maguire was lucky to still be on the pitch for the goal as he easily could, and probably should, have been sent off in the first half.

The centre back tussled with Michy Batshuayi on the touchline and after falling to the ground looked to have kicked out at the Blues' forward, with Frank Lampard and the rest of the bench jumping to their feet to complain but referee Anthony Taylor didn't deem it an issue and VAR didn't overrule it.

Maguire and Batshuayi had an ongoing battle. Image: PA Images
Maguire and Batshuayi had an ongoing battle. Image: PA Images

The Red Devils then took the lead on the stroke of half time with Anthony Martial heading home from Aaron Wan-Bissaka's cross.

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Chelsea thought they'd equalised early in the second half when Kurt Zouma scored from a corner but Cesar Azpilicueta was adjudged, probably harshly, to have pushed Brandon Williams in the build up.

Maguire then made it 2-0 12 minutes later and there was more heartbreak for Chelsea in the 77th minute when Olivier Giroud's goal was disallowed for offside.

The result leaves United just three points behind fourth place Chelsea, with the Blues facing fifth place Spurs on the weekend.

Topics: Harry Maguire, Frank Lampard, Football News, Anthony Martial, Chelsea, Manchester United, Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Anthony Taylor, VAR

Ryan Sidle
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