Who was Man Of The Match? Douglas Luiz
Manchester United suffered their first Premier League defeat at home to Aston Villa on Saturday lunchtime. Bruno Fernandes’ disastrous penalty miss hands Aston Villa a remarkable and well-deserved victory at Old Trafford. The difference between the two sides was Kortney Hause’s stunning header.
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United started the game with loads of possession, but Villa had the better opportunities, with Ollie Watkins going close in the first half. Mason Greenwood was presented with a golden opportunity to square the ball to Bruno Fernandes for a tap-in, but he pulled the trigger himself, with Emi Martinez making the save.
The hosts struggled to progress in the second half and lost crucial defenders Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire to injury.
In the second half, both Villa and United created good chances. Paul Pogba had an excellent opportunity after being set up by Scott McTominay, but he shot wide.
Aston Villa scored in the 88th minute with a Douglas Luiz pacy delivery from the corner met by Kortney Hause at the near post.
In a dramatic end to the game, Manchester United was presented with a late opportunity to equalize when referee Mike Dean pointed to the spot. But penalty specialist Bruno Fernandes’ attempt went well over. Douglas Luiz was everywhere for Aston Villa, and he is our Man of the Match today. Let’s look at his game by numbers.
Minutes played: 90
Pass accuracy %: 74.1
Goal contribution: 1 assist
Cross completion: 6(2)
Key Passes: 3
Aerial duels won: 1
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