Man United vs Aston Villa: Martial, Fernandes score as Red Devils win 2-1

Man United vs Aston Villa: Martial, Fernandes score as Red Devils win 2-1

- Man United vs Aston Villa ended in a 2-1 win for the Red Devils at Old Trafford

- Martial and Fernandes scored for United while Adama Traore got Villa's only goal

- Ole Gunnar Solskajer's men have are now level on points with Liverpool at the top of the table

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Man United went level on points with Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table following their 2-1 over Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

Adama Traore canceled out Anthony Martial's goal as Bruno Fernandes scored the match-winner from the penalty spot.

Martinez made his first save of the match from Martial's shot in the 11th minute as the Argentine was equal to the task from the Frenchman's shot.

Man United vs Aston Villa: Martial, Fernandes score as Red Devils win 2-1
Man United vs Aston Villa: Martial, Fernandes score as Red Devils win 2-1. Photo by Carl Recine
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Villa's first notable attack of the game came as McGinn side-footed a volley which was saved by De Gea

A delightful play again from United saw Rashford and Wan Bissaka interchange beautifully as Pogba dummies the final pass for Fred to shoot and it went just over the bar.

Fernandes also bent his effort but it went slightly off target as Villa survived another scare.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 40th minute from a swift counter-attacking move from United as Wan-Bissaka cross was met with a diving header from Martial to make it 1-0.

Villa got themselves back into the game as Traore was on hand to find time and space to score from Jack Grealish's low cross. 1-1 it was in the 58th minute.

Three minutes later, Fernandes restored the lead for United via a penalty after Pogba was fouled in the box.

The goalkeepers at both ends made fantastic saves, as well as a last-minute stoppage by Eric Bailly, kept the scoreline at 2-1.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Gary Neville has urged Man United to sign a centre-back if they want to contend for the Premier League title this season, Mirror.

The Red Devils moved to second of the table following their 1-0 win over Wolves at Old Trafford and would have the opportunity to go level on points with Liverpool if they beat Aston Villa on New Year's Day.

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