The poster took on the guise of revenge. Just four days after meeting in the Premier League (Aston Villa’s 3-1 win at Villa Park for Unai Emery’s first in charge of the Villans), Manchester United and Aston Villa they met again this Thursday evening, this time at Old Trafford, as part of the game. third day of the League Cup. Led twice, the locals ended up winning (4-2) after a second act with twists and turns.
While Manchester United generally dominated the first period (55% possession), neither team had a shot on target after 20 minutes. The rest of the debate before half-time was more heated, particularly with Dalot’s header at the far post (24th), McTominay’s save on his line following Young’s corner return (31st ) or a shot from the wing. painting by Young himself (33rd).
Six goals in the second period
But it wasn’t until we got back from the locker room that the game really started. After a perfect counter-attack, Aston Villa surprised MU first, thanks to Watkins (48th). A few seconds later, at the start, Anthony Martial equalized (49th) with a perfect service from Bruno Fernandes.
About ten minutes later (61), Aston Villa took the lead when a Bailey header forced Diogo Dalot to push the ball into the back of his net. But once again, MU were able to bounce back very quickly (67th) thanks to Marcus Rashford. In the last quarter of an hour (78th), the Manchunians took the lead for the first time in the game, by Bruno Fernandes, taking advantage of a recovery error by Villans. They then closed the meeting thanks to McTominay (90 + 1st).
With this victory, the Mancunians, who are behind in the Premier League (23 points, 11 points behind leaders Arsenal), can still hope for a victory in the League Cup. The rest of the competition will take place right after the World Cup, around December 21 (exact dates to be confirmed).