In a rousing 2-1 win, Manchester United managed to keep their second place position in the Premier League. He had the same start as the team. Spanish striker Alvaro Morata even hit the bar with a clean volley in the 4 minute, alarming the opposition defence with a warning sign.
Ashley Young then tried to slide a pass through to Lukaku inside the area as the home fans urged their forwards to put more pressure on the visiting defence. When Manchester United needed him the most, he came to play.
Chelsea couldn't find a way back into the match after Man United took the lead in the 75th minute.
Upon scoring on Sunday, the narrative across the football world was pretty consistent- Lukaku finally scored in a big game/against a big club. The first half ended with both teams level.More news: Trump stuns his party by embracing gun control
The north Londoners next face League One side Rochdale on Wednesday night in which Pochettino is expected to make a number of changes to his side, with Foyth likely to partner either Dier or Sanchez.
"The beginning of the game was blue", admitted Mourinho, who brought £89 million man Paul Pogba back into his starting line-up as part of a new four-man diamond shape in midfield.
The England striker got on the end of Christian Eriksen's deep corner to nod over Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey in the 89th minute, just when it looked like the injury-depleted hosts would hold on for an unlikely point.
"When I see a player is exhausted then it's my task to change the situation and find the right solution". I repeat, we beat a very good team. But, that doesn't mean defeating your arch rivals won't be as sweet.
After United's 0-0 draw with Sevilla in the Champions League last week, where Lukaku had 38 touches in the match and lost the ball 18 times, former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand added that he needs to produce more in the big games.