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Manchester United vs Aston Villa highlights and reaction after Martial and Fernandes score in 2-1 win

Manchester United vs Aston Villa
Manchester United vs Aston Villa

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: Manchester United beats Aston Villa 2-1 in a throbbing game at Old Trafford. The triumph implies United are presently unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League games, getting 26 points from a potential 30 to bring in the victors as the standoff at Anfield on January 17 moves nearer.

Joined rolled out four improvements from the side that began against Wolves in the last round of 2020, with Alex Telles, Mason Greenwood, Nemanja Matic, and the suspended Edinson Cavani exiting, and Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Fred and Anthony Martial coming in.

Wan-Bissaka was incomplete to fault for Villa’s equalizer as he turned off at a dead ball before Bertrand Traore scored, yet United’s lead was reestablished a brief timeframe later as Bruno Fernandes changed over from the spot after a foul on Paul Pogba.

A manor stood firm despite the early assault and afterward drew a line under it, with John McGinn’s twelfth-moment close post-drive constraining a save from David de Gea which started the guests into life.

Manor showed the entirety of the signs of a side on a five-game unbeaten run and restricted United to shots from distance, as Fred and Paul Pogba both fizzled with endeavors to snatch the activity.

In any case, United’s empowering play was compensated five minutes before the span when Pogba delivered Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Martial went as far as head his second class objective of the period from the right-back’s cheerful cross after Mings neglected to clear.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa Scoreboard

Manchester United vs Aston Villa
Manchester United vs Aston Villa

Estate found the quality in the last third that evaded them in the main period as they chased an equalizer from the get-go in the subsequent half.

Ollie Watkins practically conveyed it inside seven minutes of the restart with a transcending header back across objective, yet De Gea delivered a shocking recovery to hook it over the bar before the in-structure Anwar El Ghazi streaked a volley over the United bar.

The Villa pressure, at last, told not long before the hour when a fast free-kick delivered Grealish in behind the high-level Wan-Bissaka. His cross discovered Traore plain at the back post and he took a touch to control prior to terminating past De Gea and Maguire on the objective line.

It was close to Villa merited yet equality kept going under three minutes as Villa talented United the opportunity to re-establish their lead. Douglas Luiz cumbersomely cut Pogba’s heels in the territory, giving Fernandes a punishment which he clinically dispatched into the base corner.

Falling behind just fortified Villa further and they might have drawn level for a subsequent time, yet last-wheeze freedom from Wan-Bissaka snaring the ball away similarly as El Ghazi went as far as head home at the back post, before De Gea palmed the Dutchman’s strike from a tight point away.

Joined reacted and ought to have put sunshine among themselves and Villa, however, Pogba redirected Luke Shaw’s driven cross inches wide and Rashford sent a scratching drive creeps over one or the other side of Martinez expertly tipping Fernandes’ plunging shot onto the bar.

Joined almost took care of their iniquity when Mings outmuscled Maguire to arrive at Cash’s extravagant cross from a free-kick, yet the Villa commander’s header twisted distressingly wide.

Cash’s long-range drive was tipped around the post late on before Eric Bailly’s significant square kept substitute Davis from grabbing Villa a point in stoppage-time as United saw out the triumph which started ardent festivals on the field at the full-time whistle.



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