The title race took a tantalising turn following Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat at Manchester United that leaves Tottenham only four points behind with six matches left to play.
Chelsea’s luck was bad even before kick off as they lost Thibaut Courtois to a training injury and also Marcos Alonso in the warm up and it continued as a possible handball by Ander Herrera was missed by ref Bobby Madley in the build up to the first goal expertly finished by Marcus Rashford scoring in consecutive games.
United continued to press with Jesse Lindgaard causing problems up front with Rashford while Ibrahimovich was rested and they scored a second through the excellent Herrera just after half-time.
Antonio Conte will have been disappointed by his team’s performance as they failed to register a single shot on target in the match, Herrera constantly denying Eden Hazard room to manoeuver.
Earlier in the day Liverpool moved up into third place with a 1-0 victory at the Hawthorns over West Brom with Roberto Firmino heading past Ben Foster in first half injury time to shade a close encounter.
Foster went up for a corner at the end of the match and was nearly embarased from 40 yards after a Liverpool counter attack but Alberto Moreno missed the goal.