It took them 12 years but Aston Villa finally won at Old Trafford after 12 years in a riveting match against arch rivals Manchester United when Bruno Fernandes missed a 93rd-minute penalty
It was Kortney Hause who pulled Villa ahead with a powerful header two minutes from the end of normal time although Luke Shaw was the one who presented Manchester United with a lifeline.
However, Fernandes shot high over the bar in front of the Stretford End as United’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season came to an end.
Earlier, Manchester United have suffered a shocking defeat from West Ham United in the EFL Carabao Cup, and now against Aston Villa. The Red Devils have lost their second successive game at their home without scoring a single goal.
However, Fernandes wasted his attempt over Martinez’s crossbar which left Villa to celebrate a famous win.
United had 28 shots against Aston Villa, yet failed to scoret. This is the first match since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo in which he has failed to score.
Bruno Fernandez miss penalty becomes the reason for Manchester United lost against Aston Villa
Suddenly, the Red Devils and their boss find themselves under tremendous pressure before Villarreal’s Champions League match at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Solskjaer is expected to bring home many trophies this season after they went through a busy and expensive summer because of the transfer market.
With one avenue closed in the EFL Cup, they needed to bounce back. They beat Villarreal after losing their first group game against Young Boys.
Villa arrived at Old Trafford hoping for the first point on the road in the Premier League. They left Aston Villa celebrating a historic victory after a highly impressive performance.
Since Gabriel Agbonlahor scored the winner in 2009, Villa have only won at Old Trafford. But Dean Smith’s side claimed in their surroundings as they carved out several clear-cut chances.
Targett will think about how he missed from close range after a lovely move involving John McGinn and Matty Cash.
Villa earned nine away wins on their way to finishing in 11th position last season.
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