Aston Villa comes from 2-0 down to secure a 2-2 draw against Manchester United in their Premier League clash at Villa Park.
Bruno Fernandes capitalized on mistakes from Aston Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez and Morgan Sanson to fire United into a comfortable lead.
However, Jacob Ramsey began the comeback with a neat finish before he turned provider to allow Philippe Coutinho to rescue a point for Steven Gerard’s men on his debut.
Villa edges themselves closer to safety in the Premier League, while United spurns a great opportunity to close ground on the top four.
ASTON VILLA (4-3-3): Emiliano Martinez;
Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Lucas Digne;
Morgan Sansone, Douglas Luiz, Jacob Ramsey;
Ollie Watkins, Danny Ings, Emiliano Buendia.
ASTON VILLA SUBS: Matt Targett, Jed Steer, Ashley Young, Philippe Coutinho,
Kaine Kessler, Kourtney Hause, Carney Chukwuemeka, Cameron Archer, Tim Iroegbunam.
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): David de Gea;
Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Raphael Varane, Alex Telles;
Fred, Nemanja Matic;
Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Elanga;
MANCHESTER UNITED SUBS: Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Juan Mata,
Jesse Lingard, Tom Heaton,Jadon Sancho, Dean Henderson, Donny van de Beek.
Fernandes lines up a strike from a distance that travels through the crowd of players in the box and then the grasp of Martinez on the line. Telles knocks a short pass to the Portuguese, who presses towards the edge of the Villa box. He fires a tame strike that travels past Cavani but should present a simple save for Martinez. However, the Villa keeper fumbles it through his legs and allows the goal. A great start for United. 0-1.
Fernandes latches on to an offload from Fred and he blasts a right-footed strike into the roof of the net. Sanson sends a loose offload in the Villa midfield that Fred pounces on. He releases Fernandes, who takes a touch before burying his effort past a hapless Martinez. Clinical from the Portuguese. 0-2.
Villa are back in the game courtesy of a fine strike from Ramsey into the top-right corner. Chukwuemeka takes possession of the United box and works it towards Coutinho. He forces an offload in the direction of Ramsey with the aid of a deflection. Ramsey is clinical under pressure taking one touch with his right foot before dispatching his strike past De Gea into the net with his left. 1-2
The Brazil international makes the perfect start to life at Villa Park with a simple finish from close range. United are cut open down the left flank as Buendia releases Ramsey into space. The midfielder does brilliantly as he cuts a fine ball across the face of the goal to pick out Coutinho. The midfielder takes one touch before firing his second into the net from six yards. 2-2
So, what’s next for Aston Villa and Manchester United?
Villa are next in action against Everton on the road next Saturday in their Premier League clash.
Manchester United are next in action in the Premier League on Wednesday away against Brentford.
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