Man Utd 2 – 1 Aston Villa – Fernandez Spot Kick Fires United Leveled With Liverpool

Bruno Fernandez Celebrates With Paul Pogba And Anthony Martial

Manchester United go leveled with Liverpool FC with a 2 – 1 win over Aston Villa at Old Trafford on New Year’s Day as they make a triumphant crossover into 2021.

The Red Devils were able to take the lead in the 40th minute with a great strike from Anthony Martial but that was leveled up after the break by Traore. Bruno Fernandez shot from the penalty spot was enough to seal the victory for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.

The game was outright entertaining from kick off and were able to muster an attack in the first two minutes of the game. Fernandez was at the heart of United creativity again in the eleventh minute, forcing a save from Martinez with a long range shot from 25 yards.

Martinez got sloppy witb his through and Fernandez was able to pounce on the ball picks out Anthony Martial in the box. The Frenchman was able to take a shot at Martinez, who held it with a flying save.

Anthony Martial Manchester United Vs Aston Villa
Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, right shoots at goal as teammate Manchester United’s Paul Pogba leaps to get out of the way of the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (Lawrence Griffiths/ Pool via AP)

Aston Villa were able to get their first chance in the 14th Minute but United were the first to hit the target with a nice header in the 40th minute. Thanks to Wan-Bissaka’s brave run down the flank, before crossing a great ball into the box but the Villa defenders got sloppy, leaving Martial with enough space to head in a great goal.

Villa came back from the break fired up for an equaliser and after a waste from Cash in the 51st minute, forced a save from David de’Gea in the 53rd minute and a leveler in the 58th minute.  Traore leveled the game after a quick freekick leaves Wan-Bissaka on the backfoot Grealish was able to find Luis but he wasn’t able to get the ball into the net, Traore was just there to neatly finish the ball.

Manchester United were able to find the an equaliser almost immediately after Luke Shaw finds Paul Pogba, Pogba was quick circling around Luis, who followed up closely and sends the Frenchman to the ground in their penalty area. Bruno Fernandez was able to convert the opportunity with a trumping shot into the bottom corner.

Villa, who seemed fatigued after their high pace perfomance as the game progressed, tried finding another equaliser while Manchester United tried making their tally three but could with both teams settling for a 2 – 1 result after 90 minutes.

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