Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Football

Manchester United 0 – 1 Aston Villa as Bruno Misses Stoppage-Time Penalty Kick

Bruno Fernandes missed a stoppage-time penalty as Aston Villa prevented Manchester United moving top of the Premier League with a deserved 1-0 victory at Old Trafford.

Just when it seemed a catalogue of missed gilt-edged chances would cost Villa a first win at Old Trafford since 2009, defender Kortney Hause broke the deadlock two minutes from time with a brilliant near-post header past a helpless David de Gea.

In a dramatic late finale, Hause went from hero to villain in the space of three minutes when he was adjudged to have blocked substitute Edinson Cavani’s header with his arm in added time.

VAR upheld the contentious on-field decision but Villa justice was served when penalty specialist Fernandes – having kept the ball from Cristiano Ronaldo – blazed woefully over the target to end United’s hopes of salvaging a point.

United’s first defeat of the season, which was compounded by injuries to Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire, sees Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side slip to fourth in the table, while Villa climb to seventh after securing back-to-back wins for the first time.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Read This Week

More Stories

Football

World football ruling body, FIFA has ordered the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to pay former Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, $380,000 as compensation...

Football

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be used for all the games at the upcoming African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The Confederation of African...

News

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has officially stripped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the captain’s armband. This was confirmed in a terse statement published on the club’s...

Scoop

As seen on Facebook, a man identified as Gaza Gregory Tyover seem to be running for the post of President, Chelsea FC fan club...

Advertisement