Manchester United beat Aston Villa 2-1

2024-02-12 14:34

Manchester United beat Aston Villa 2-1

Manchester United defeated Aston Villa 2-1 away from home , with Scott McTominay's winner making the race for a Champions League spot a confusing one.

Manchester United registered their first Premier League win away from home against a top-nine side under Erik Ten Hag, winning 2-1 against Aston Villa .

In-form Manchester United were in fine form at Villa Park, with Rasmus Hoylen scoring his fifth goal in five consecutive Premier League games to give his side a deserved lead.

Villa had more chances but United goalkeeper Andre Onana was outstanding, making four crucial saves, two of which came from Ollie Watkins' efforts.

Douglas Luiz equalized with just over 20 minutes remaining from Leon Bailey's cross, but United had the last laugh.

Substitute McTominay headed home Diogo Dalot's first-time cross from close range with four minutes of normal time to earn United a valuable three points and move them level with fifth place. Vera are five points closer.

Ten Hag said in an interview after the game: "This is an important victory for us. We are closer to the Champions League place. This was the goal today, absolutely our goal, and we did it. Our The way I like it.”

"I never think about negative situations. I only think about positive things. We know we need to catch up and we're not there yet. We're in a good mood and we're going to keep working hard."

"We still have a lot of room for improvement and if we do that, there are still more games to play, so we'll see."