Manchester United picked up a much-needed three points with a win over Chelsea on Wednesday evening. Scott McTominay was at the double to extend his lead at the top of Manchester United’s scoring charts this season. Chelsea leveled the game just before halftime through Cole Palmer. Regardless, United was certainly the better team on the night at Old Trafford.

Erik ten Hag’s United makes a slight climb in the Premier League to sixth, while Chelsea maintains its spot of 10th in the table. However, there are now eight points of separation between the two. United shrunk the gap with the Champions League spots to just three points. Newcastle and Tottenham are yet to play, which could have ramifications for where United sits in the table by the end of tomorrow.

By the end of the game, United had sent 28 shots toward the Chelsea net. Nine of those were on target. That includes a penalty from Bruno Fernandes in the first half that Robert Sanchez saved. Scott McTominay pounced not long after to give United a deserved lead. Then, in the second half, a lofted cross from Alejandro Garnacho, who had a terrific game, met the head of McTominay on the back post.

One Manchester club wins, the other loses

Manchester United was an underdog at home against Chelsea. However, it was not as big of an underdog as Aston Villa. Despite Unai Emery’s side’s form in the league, Manchester City posed a major challenge. A 1-0 win, courtesy of a Leon Bailey deflected goal, allowed Villa to jump City in the table.

Bournemouth won its third out of its last four games to continue climbing up the table. At the same time, a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Fulham continues to pile pressure on Steve Cooper at Nottingham Forest.