In the match of the 17th round of the Premier League, Manchester United celebrated a major victory over Aston Villa. The confrontation was not easy for the favorite.
Manchester United outplayed their opponents throughout the first half. The Devils struck eleven shots on goal. I managed to excel just before the break. One-Bissaka hung in the penalty area, where Martial realized the moment clearly.
In the second half, Villa changed the gear. In the 52nd minute, Watkins checked De Gea – the goalkeeper pulled the ball out from under the crossbar. Six minutes later, the guests put the squeeze on United. Grilish scored another goal pass. Traore did not disappoint in the final stage.
Manchester United were lucky literally in the response attack. Douglas Louis committed a foul in his own penalty area. After watching the video, the referee confirmed the decision. Fernandes converted a penalty kick in his trademark manner.
In the remaining time, the guests had a chance to save the game. El Ghazi did not hit De Gea. Manchester United continue their unbeaten run in the Premier League.
Solskjaer’s side now officially shares the lead with Liverpool. The champion is ahead only by goal difference.
Earlier, Everton lost to West Ham. The Toffees conceded the only goal in the 86th minute. The winning goal was scored by David Moyes’ favorite Soucek.
Manchester United – Aston Villa 2: 1 (1: 0)
Goals: Martial, 40 (1: 0); Traore, 58 (1: 1); Fernandes, 60 (2: 1, pen).
Everton – West Ham 0: 1 (0: 0)
Goal: Soucek, 86 (0: 1).