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Alvaro Morata was one of the best players on the pitch as Chelsea defeated Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

It was a good performance from the striker who scored the only goal of the game – a powerful header in the 55th minute, and speaking on the BBC’s Match of the Day 2, Premier League legend Alan Shearer praised Morata for his display and listed out all the qualities he had shown against United to take control of the game in the final third, while also labelling him as a complete striker.

“When you talk about what you want from a centre-forward in a very good performance,” said the former England star. “You want a goal or goals, you want him to have a good touch to people into the game, you want him to ask questions going the other and you want him to bully the defenders.

“He did all of those things today. They couldn’t live with him, [Eric] Bailly, [Phil] Jones and [Chris] Smalling.”

Shearer was in awe of Morata’s pace and hold-up play

He added: “He ran in behind, one-on-one. His movement is superb.

“He didn’t have much chance with the ball but he made the best of it. Every time he’s asking questions – too clever for Jones. Brilliant hold-up play.

“The three guys [in United’s defence] haven’t got a clue how to mark him. They don’t know where he is.”

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