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McTominay to the rescue! Man United scores late again to win 2-1 against Villa

By Emmanuel Mendez

McTominay to the rescue! Man United scores late again to win 2-1 against Villa

Manchester United defeat Aston Villa 2-1 away from home and are getting closer to UCL spots.

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Manchester United defeated Aston Villa 2-1 away from home, and they won three Premier League games in a row. Man United are now on 41 points, still sitting in 6th, but are closer to Aston Villa, who are 5th in the Premier League table. Man United are five points below Villa in the table and are 6 points off 4th place Tottenham Hotspur.

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Rasmus Hojlund haunts Aston Villa again this season as he scored the opener for Man United in the 17th minute. Harry Maguire assisted the goal after winning a header from a corner and leaving Hojlund alone in front of goal. Hojlund scores his fifth Premier League goal of the season and his second against Aston Villa this season. Andre Onana was exceptional in keeping Villa quiet for the rest of the first half with two important saves after the Man United opener.

Aston Villa was far better in the second half, with many chances on goal. Onana made some more saves in the second half, and Villa couldn't score. That would all change in the 67th minute when Douglas Luiz scored from close range to give Villa the equalizer. Luiz tapped the ball into the roof of the net and even celebrated in front of Onana after the goal. Villa was relentless and kept pushing to score a second. After shots straight at Onana and other chances going wide, Man United would capitalize.

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Scott McTominay scores the winner late in the game to give Man United the three crucial points

Scott McTominay replaced Rashford in the 73rd minute as a defensive option, but he showcased his true intentions. Manchester United won away from home dramatically again as McTominay won a header in the box that went past Emiliano Martinez. Diogo Dalot crosses a perfect ball to McTominay, who powers a header into the net. Villa tried to score an equalizer, but they couldn't score past Onana again, who made eight saves today. Man United's aspirations for Champions League football next season are alive.


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