Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hazard Takes Break from Hounding Reds Defence

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hazard Takes Break from Hounding Reds Defence

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EDEN Hazard has joked that keeping an eye on his dogs was a 'little easier' than getting the better of United's defence following Chelsea's 1-0 win on Sunday.

The 26-year-old enjoyed one of his better games against former manager Jose Mourinho, completing 17 take-ons, creating four chances and finishing the game with a 98 per cent pass accuracy.

Ander Herrera pulled off one of the great man-marking jobs of the Premier League era the last time the two teams met at Old Trafford in April, but the midfielder had his hands full with the towering Tiemoue Bakayoko this time around.

And while Hazard felt the full force of a few tough tackles at Stamford Bridge, with Phil Jones leaving his mark early in the game, the Belgium international was a menace throughout. …

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