Samuel Eto’o scored a hat trick as Chelsea cruised to victory against Manchester United. United started the game positively with the stats showing 77% of possession in favour of Manchester United.
But the bright start quickly changed as Samuel Eto’o scored the game’s opener after 17 minutes. The Cameroonian’s shot from the edge of the box went past David De Gea and found the back of the net, courtesy of a deflection off Michael Carrick.
Before the half time interval, the former Barcelona forward extended Chelsea’s lead with a tap in from the six yard box. Gary Cahill crossed the ball into the box and Eto’o pounced on as Chelsea went into half time with a 2-0 lead.
As the game restarted for the second half, Samuel Eto’o completed his hat trick and also gave Chelsea a 3-0 lead.
Gary Cahill’s header was saved by De Gea and Eto’o was the quickest to react to put the ball into the back of the net.
Manchester United scored a consolation goal through Javier Hernandez. As Chelsea players were appealing offside, John Obi Mikel managed to play the Mexican forward onside as he slid the ball into the back of the net from two yards.
Manchester United lost Patrice Evra through injury and in the 90th minute lost Nemanja Vidic after a red card for fouling Eden Hazard.
United now sit 14 points behind league leaders Arsenal.