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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

34 mins: Robert Jones is clearly keen to let this game flow. Both sides feel they should have had free-kicks in good positions but both times the referee waves away the protests.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 17:06

Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

31 mins: Ramsey nearly sneaks past the United defence again but it’s a good sliding interception from Dalot to prevent the ball from reaching the Villa midfielder.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 17:01

Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

27 mins: WIDE! Villa are enjoying a great spell of possession as they create another great chance to equalise. It’s Ramsey, this time, who surges into the box but his right-footed effort squirms past the right post with Onana well beaten.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 16:59

Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

25 mins: Another good stop from Onana moments later as he rushes off his line to smother Watkins’ low effort.

Villa cut the United defence right open there.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 16:56

Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

24 mins: Onana storms off his line but fails to properly clear the ball away. He makes his way back onto his line just in time to produce a great save to deny McGinn’s fiercely-struck effort from the edge of the box.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 16:55

Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

21 mins: Ramsey picks up the ball a long way from goal but tries his luck. His effort, though, ends up high and in the stands behind the goal.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 16:52

Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

19 mins: Villa on the front foot straight after conceding but Garnacho does well tracking back to turn Moreno’s cross behind for a corner which Varane heads clear.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 16:51

GOAL! Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United (Hojlund, 17 mins)

United take the lead and Hojlund has another!

Five in five, now, in all competitions for the United striker as he taps home from the corner.

Maguire has had the total beating of Kamara from set-pieces in the early stages and he rises highest again, nodding the ball down to Hojlund who finishes past Martinez.

A great start for Ten Hag’s side is rewarded with the game’s opening goal.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 16:48

Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester United

16 mins: Shaw swings in a deep free-kick from the left but Varane’s initial effort is deflected behind for a corner.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 16:47

Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester United

13 mins: Garnacho dances in off the right flank but his eventual effort drifts wide of the left post.

Ben Fleming11 February 2024 16:44

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