Aston Villa 3 Man Utd 1 LIVE RESULT: Poor United undone by blistering Villa start as Ronaldo flops – reaction | The Sun

Aston Villa 3 Man Utd 1 LIVE RESULT: Poor United undone by blistering Villa start as Ronaldo flops – reaction | The Sun

ASTON VILLA's fast start has undone Manchester United – who could not stage a comeback with Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch.

Leon Bailey bagged the first strike of the new era at Villa Park before Lucas Digne added just moments later, with Erik ten Hag's side 2-0 down until late on in the first period.

The Red Devils have pulled one back, through Ramsey's own goal, with Luke Shaw's shot taking a massive deflection off the defender.

  • Result: Aston Villa 3-1 Manchester United
  • Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, Dendoncker, Luiz, Ramsey, Buendia, Bailey, Watkins
  • Man Utd XI: De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Shaw, Casemiro, Eriksen, Rashford, Van de Beek, Garnacho, Ronaldo

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    Updated Premier League table

    Manchester United remain fifth in the Premier League table with three points separating them from fourth-placed Tottenham.

    Aston Villa, on the other hand, have climbed up to 13th place as they overtook Bournemouth, Everton, West Ham and Leicester.

    Villa are now three points away from the relegation zone, meaning new manager Unai Emery still has work to do.

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    Aston Villa vs Man Utd stats

    Manchester United dominated 58 per cent of possession following a better second half.

    United registered a total of eight shots, three of which were on target.

    Aston Villa, on the other hand, produced six shots, four of which were on target.

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    FT: Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    Aston Villa picked up a major 3-1 win over Manchester United in Unai Emery's first match in charge at Villa Park.

    Villa opened the scoring after just seven minutes when Jacob Ramsey played Leon Bailey on the left and the winger beat David de Gea with ease.

    The Villans doubled their lead only four minutes later with Lucas Digne's stunning free-kick.

    But United got an important goal in the 45th minute when Luke Shaw shot from the left and his effort deflected off Ramsey.

    But the midfielder made up for his own goal in the second half when he picked up a pass from Ollie Watkins down the left and beat De Gea with a clinical shot after 49 minutes

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    FT: Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    Peep!

    That's full-time in Birmingham!!!

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    90+3 United are making some last-ditch efforts but can only manage long balls.

    Martinez finds it easy to intercept them for Villa

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    90 Six more minutes of stoppage time to go until full-time.

    United superstar Ronaldo is absolutely livid in the last few minutes

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    89 Substitution

    Villa boss Emery introduces Sanson, who replaces Dendoncker who did very well today

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    89 Yellow card

    Villa goalkeeper Martinez booked for time wasting as we approach full-time

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    88 Villa are close to a huge win over United and a near perfect debut for new manager Emery.

    What a way to reintroduce yourself in the Premier League…

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    85 United just can't find a shot or even a final pass as we approach full-time.

    Villa's midfield and defence working together in absolute harmony

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    83 United are searching that second-half spark but Villa's impressive defence still holds.

    Emery has been enjoying such an impressive debut that has so far neutralised Ronaldo

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    80 Just 10 more minutes to go and United are running out of time.

    What an impressive performance by Villa, Emery's arrival has already had an impact and obviously raised morale

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    78 Just reminding you that Dalot picked up a yellow card earlier for dissent

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    78 Substitution

    Villa boss Emery shakes things up with a triple change as Kamara, Ing and Young come on for Watkins, Buendia and Digne respectively

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    75 Villa continue to be extremely dangerous on the counter-attack.

    Bailey is out but Watkins' runs down the left have been giving United a lot of problems

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    73 United are running out of time and ideas of breaking Villa's solid defence.

    Ronaldo tries to roll back the years with a long-range free-kick but hits the wall

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    70 Substitution

    Vailla boss Emery makes his first change as McGinn replaces Bailey, who put together an impressive performance and may have picked a knock after his clash with Martinez earlier

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    69 Elanga thankfully gets back up to his feet and will be check off the pitch.

    The United ace appeared to have hit his head during a clash with Martinez

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    68 Play is halted after Elanga clashed with Martinez as part of the concussion protocol.

    VAR checks for a potential penalty but deems there's nothing there

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    65 Substitution

    United boss Ten Hag makes a triple change as Malacia, Elanga and Martial come on for Shaw, Garnacho and Van de Beek respectively

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    65 We need to remind you that Ronaldo and Mings got booked four minutes earlier for the previous fracas.

    Both players escaped a red card after a VAR check

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    63 Villa are calling for a red card as Bailey claims he was elbowed by Martinez in the torso.

    The United star marked the Villa ace brilliantly but the latter needs treatment.

    VAR check is complete and there is no red card

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    62 VAR checks for a red card on the grounds of possible violent conduct but finds nothing.

    United get a corner-kick after the scrap but nothing comes of it

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    60 Ronaldo and Mings get into a wrestling scrap in the penalty area and are being separated by their team-mates.

    The Villa ace appeared to be marking the United star a little too hard and that led to a heated confrontation

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    Aston Villa 3-1 Man Utd

    60 It appears like Mings can continue, fortunately the defender appears well.

    Now the two teams get into a scuffle with Ronaldo and Mings involved

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