4-2: United get revenge on Emery and advance to the round of 16


Manchester United, Barça’s rivals in the Europa League playoffs, avenged Unai Emery’s Aston Villa and qualified for the League Cup round of 16. If on Sunday the Gipuzkoan coach made his debut at the helm of the ‘villains’ with a 3-1 win in the Premier, now the ‘red devils’ took revenge with a 4-2 victory even though they had to come back twice from the scoreline against .

Erik ten Hag changed half the team from a shipwreck at Villa Park and left De Gea, Lisandro Martínez, Luke Shaw, Casemiro and Eriksen on the bench while Cristiano Ronaldo, as revealed by the coach himself before the game, absent ” due to illness “Ten days before the start of the World Cup in Qatar.

No goals in the first half

With the leadership of Bruno Fernandes and the pace of Marcus Rashford as their best ally, United dominated the game but the first half was lackluster as both teams were under intense pressure and did not concede any chances.

Aston Villa, with Emery’s characteristic 4-3-3, did not abandon their plan until the half-hour mark, although all the danger it created was a corner kick by Douglas Luiz that was not a goal in Olympic since Scott McTominay took the ball. line.

Watkins opened the scoring, but Martial replied

All the emotion that was lacking in the first half was in play after the break. Barely two minutes after play resumed, Fred’s break in the center circle was used by Jacob Ramsey to slot in the perfect counter pass that exposed the ever-doubtful Harry Maguire and Ollie Watkins, who alone, succeeded in getting out Martin Dubravka. perfect touch.

United responded immediately. Diogo Dalot surprised an advanced ‘villain’ defense with a long delivery that allowed Bruno Fernandes to escape from the right and his death pass sent it into the net Anthony Martial into an empty goal at the far post (49′).

Rashford responded with an own goal

Both teams figured out how to hurt their opponents and, after a triple substitution ordered by Emery in the 60th minute, Leon Bailey’s tackle had an immediate effect on the allied fortunes. Ashley Young crossed from the right, Bailey returned to the baseline and Dalot beat the ball into his own goal (61′).

United were soon level again, capitalizing on another long delivery. Rashford warned with a shot that missed him by millimeters and soon made it 2-2 by benefiting from a bad defensive rebound (67′).

United finish the job

The game crashed once. Robin Olsen kept his team on their toes by turning away two successive shots from Bruno Fernandes and, at the next corner, from Maguire, but the Swedish goalkeeper failed to give the ball to the very young Alejandro Garnacho , who quickly touched down for Bruno Fernandes, whose shot, deflected by Tyrone Mings, made it 3-2.

With United already underway, McTominay hit the crossbar with a whiplash and the Scotsman, an improvised ‘9’ after substitutions by Martial and Rashford, made it 4-2 by finishing a cross from the right by Garnacho, author of two assists in the half hour he was on the field.




Manchester United: Dubravka; Dalot, Maguire, Lindelöf (Lisandro Martínez, 82′), Malacia; McTominay, Fred (Eriksen, 62′); Bruno Fernandes, Van de Beek (Elanga, 62′), Rashford (Casemiro, 82′); Martial (Grenache, 62′)
Robin Olsen; Ashley Young (Cash, 74′), Konsa (Mings, 59′), Chambers, Augustinsson (Digne, 80′); Jacob Ramsey (Bailey, 59′), Douglas Luiz, Boubacar Kamara, McGinn; Ings (Buendia, 59′) and Watkins
Goals: 0-1, Watkins (48′); 1-1, Martial (49′); 1-2, Dalot, own goal (61′); 2-2, Rashford (67′); 3-2, Bruno Fernandes (78′); 4-2. McTominay (91′)
Referee: David Coote. Yellow cards for McTominay (40′), Maguire (43′), Bruno Fernandes (52′), Douglas Luiz (52′), Ashley Young (54′), Bailey (94′)
Attendance: 72,512 at Old Trafford

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Source: La Verdad


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