Aston Villa fans travelled up to Old Trafford on Saturday more in hope than expectation given the last time we beat Manchester United on their own patch was back in 2009, but with a good and solid performance that again saw us take the game to them as is our new approach, 12 years of hurt were ended as Kortney Hause grabbed the winner – despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer getting the penalty he had asked for ahead of the game.
Sweet relief indeed for the travelling fans and nothing less than we deserved for our efforts on the day and after a long journey back, here’s Vital Villa forum member (and resident Referee expert) sirdennis‘ take on the day.
Where do you begin with a day like that.
No putting ten men behind the ball and hanging on for dear life. After a slowish start we took the game to them and really should have been a couple up by half time. It was at the other end, but it looked as if Matt Targett and Ollie Watkins missed guilt edged chances.
Second half, we really took control especially for the first 30 mins. I always felt that if anyone was going to score it was going to be us. When Jacob Ramsey slipped over with the goal at his mercy I thought that was it.
Absolute carnage when we scored bodies flying everywhere. Another set piece goal and that is four now this season. Marginal gains and all that, but it seems an inspired move to get Nanny McPhee in.
Never seen a penalty missed by so far, it really was comical.
Epic, epic day and it has to be right up there with the best away days of all time.
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