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Aston Villa vs Man Utd LIVE: Premier League result and reaction as Scott McTominay scores dramatic late winner

Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester United: McTominay came off the bench as Erik ten Hag’s side closed the gap on the top four with a huge win at Villa Park

Ben Fleming
Sunday 11 February 2024 19:16 GMT
Every game is now a final, Emery's Villa deserve praise- Ten Hag

Super-sub Scott McTominay scored a late winner as Manchester United continued to inch up the Premier League table with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa.

Erik ten Hag’s United are sixth on 41 points after their third consecutive victory, five points behind fifth-placed Villa who would have climbed to fourth spot with a win.

Rasmus Hojlund scored his fifth goal in five games to put United ahead in the 17th minute, knocking in Harry Maguire’s header from close range through keeper Emi Martinez’s legs.

United keeper Andre Onana produced several huge saves to keep Villa off the scoresheet until Douglas Luiz levelled in the 67th minute. But Scotland’s McTominay came on in the 73rd minute to score the winner in the 86th, leaping to head a superb cross from Diogo Dalot past Martinez.

Relive all the action from Aston Villa vs Manchester United below:


Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester United

88 mins: Villa make a late double change after that goal as McGinn and Moreno make way for Zaniolo and Digne.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 18:20

GOAL! Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester United (McTominay 86 mins)

United are back in front and it’s that man again!

McTominay meets Dalot’s teasing cross with a thumping header past Martinez and the Scottish midfielder has another priceless late goal off the bench for his side.

Can United hold on now for a huge three points?

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 18:18

Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

82 mins: Garnacho again is threatening as he drives forward with the ball but his final product lefts him down as he scuffs an effort into the tuff. Martinez collects gratefully.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 18:14

Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

79 mins: Moreno tries to wriggle his way through the United defence to create a chance for Villa but Onana comes scuttling off his line to claim the ball.

United, though, lose the ball up the pitch and allow Villa to counter forward. McGinn slides Diaby through but the substitute makes the wrong decision and sees his curling effort drift out for a goal-kick.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 18:11

Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

77 mins: Should Luiz do better there? Dalot scuffs his clearance out to the Brazillian but the Villa goalscorer makes a meal of his effort on goal and allows Onana to make a simple save.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 18:09

Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

76 mins: Dalot’s cross finds Garnacho but his half-volley is blocked before Casemiro blazes over the bar.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 18:08

Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

73 mins: A change apiece for both sides as Tielemans replaces Bailey for Villa, while McTominay comes on for Rashford for United.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 18:05

Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

72 mins: Cute play from Ramsey to let the ball roll past him to Luiz on the edge of the box but Villa’s goalscorer takes one touch too many and sees his effort blocked.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 18:05

Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

70 mins: United’s best chance of the second half as Garnacho drifts across from the left flank before curling an effort just wide of the right post.

Diaby is shown a yellow card for a foul on Fernandes in the build-up.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 18:03

GOAL! Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United (Luiz, 67 mins)

Villa equalise - that’s been coming!

From the corner, Lenglet almost pokes the ball home but it’s saved well by Onana at point-blank range. However, United fail to deal with the second phase and it’s Luiz who turns home Bailey’s low cross into the roof of the net.

We’re all set for a cracking finish here at Villa Park now...

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 17:59

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