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Wipe Your Eyes Ole, Villa Take Fantastic United Victory & Yes, They Had Their Obligated Penalty To Boot – Match Stats


Well, the day was finally here. Aston Villa’s annual trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United and ‘penalty’ wasn’t the only word of the day – we also had the added bonus of referee Mike Dean to boost our spirits.

Now, I’ll be absolutely honest here. I have no idea how we played as I was otherwise engaged earlier today, so as Sod’s Law usually works against me, I’m actually not that surprised to see that we took a tight and narrow 1-0 victory courtesy of a late Kortney Hause effort.

I’m also not that surprised to see that Manchester United’s obligated penalty came in the 93rd minute and amidst calls for an Football Association inquiry, Bruno Fernandes made up for his previously cheaply won penalty when fouling Ezri Konsa and channelled his inner Chris Waddle and blazed it over the bar.

Our first win at the Theatre Of Cheats since 2009 and it seems every neutral seems to agree we weren’t only good value for the three points, but having had the better chances on the day the scoreline should’ve been slightly more comprehensive.

Onwards and upwards.

Manchester United MotM

Kortney Hause

Emi Martinez

Emi Martinez

Douglas Luiz

Douglas Luiz

Tyrone Mings

Tyrone Mings

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Manchester United
0 – 1
Aston Villa

Old Trafford

Premier League

25/09/2021 1:30 pm

Attendance: 72922

Referee: Mike Dean

Manchester United Aston Villa
Hause (88)
De Gea Martinez
Wan-Bissaka Cash
Varane Konsa
Maguire 67 Hause
34 Mings
McTominay 82 Targett
Greenwood Ramsey 86
Bruno Fernandes Douglas Luiz
Pogba Ings 78
Cristiano Ronaldo Watkins


Lindelof 67 Buendia 78
Martial Steer
Lingard Traore
Dalot 34 Young
Cavani 82 Nakamba
Heaton El Ghazi
Sancho Chukwuemeka
Matic Archer 86
van de Beek Bogarde

Game Statistics

28 Goal attempts 7
4 On Target 3
5 Corners 5
9 Fouls 13
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
60 % 40

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  • Andy5759 says:

    I followed the game on the text commentary. Imagine my surprise when, moments after we scored Mike Dean pointed to our penalty spot. Then my delight when Bruno skied it. My neighbours must be questioning my mental health. Interestingly, Ronaldo hardly got a mention during the commentary. I must assume that Matty Cash, the Polish Cafu did a job on him, as well as getting forward. Great team effort, with players to come back from injury and exciting academy products, the rest of this season looks bright.

    • Mike Field says:

      Not a single shot on target from the wonder boy it seems. Penalty timing was as predictable as hell but looking forward to seeing it as a handball from a header seems incredibly harsh.

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