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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 0-1 Manchester United

66 mins: Diaby is straight into the action as he surges into the box. His low cut-back - looking for Ramsey - is cleared, though, by a retreating Fernandes.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 17:58

Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

65 mins: Kamara does eventually make way but it’s an attacking change from Emery as Diaby comes on in his place.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 17:57

Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

63 mins: Garnacho gets into a good position down the right flank but the United forward is offside and the play breaks down. Up the pitch, Kamara has stayed down and may well require treatment.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 17:56

Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

60 mins: Almost an inch-perfect counterattack from Villa. From a United corner, Bailey leads the charge, surging up the pitch with supreme close control.

Ramsey offers support but the Villa midfielder can’t bring the ball under control and it bobbles through to Onana. Very close for the hosts.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 17:52

Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

58 mins: Some wonderful dribbling from Rashford down the left floors Cash but the United forward’s ball into the box is subsequently blocked and cleared away.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 17:51

Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

55 mins: Forward Villa come again as Watkins wins a corner for his side. McGinn whips the delivery to the far post but it goes out for another corner.

More Villa complaints towards the ref as Lindelof appeared to have quite a handle on Carlos at the back post. Nothing given...

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 17:47

Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

51 mins: Garnacho and Dalot combine well down the right before the former sees a cross deflected behind for a corner.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 17:43

Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

50 mins: Garnacho surges through on goal but gets himself in a muddle as he tries to cut inside past Lenglet. It wouldn’t have counted, regardless, as the Argentine was offside.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 17:42

Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

48 mins: CHANCE! A huge chance for Watkins to level but it’s straight at Onana. Lindelof gives the ball way down the left and Cash picks up the ball, driving well down the line before firing a low ball into the box.

Watkins catches it sweetly but his effort strikes Onana who is fortunate to just be in the right place at the right time. He didn’t know much about it but it’s a big save from the United keeper.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 17:41

KICK-OFF! Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

46 mins: A switch at half-time as Lindelof replaces Shaw. No news as to whether that was enforced or tactical, but one would assume the former.

With that done, we are back underway for the second half.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 17:38

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