Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United: Hosts hold out for impressive point

Aston Villa 1 - 1 Manchester United

  • 18" Christian Benteke
  • 53" Falcao

Ref: Lee Mason
Attendance: 41,273

Villa Park

Aston Villa and Manchester United drew 1-1 at Villa Park on Saturday.

Aston Villa ensured Manchester United did not make it seven conescutive victories as Paul Lambert's side drew 1-1 with Louis van Gaal's men.

Christian Benteke put Villa ahead in the 18th minute and that was the score-line at the interval.

Van Gaal changed things up at half-time, shifting Michael Carrick from defence into his more familiar midfield position and replacing Darren Fletcher with Tyler Blackett.

Radamel Falcao, who had an impressive game following his injury absence, equalised for United eight minutes after the re-start but they had some more fine goalkeeping from David de Gea to thank for keeping them in the match.

That said, the visitors had more than enough chances to prolong their run but Villa's defence held firm and it is telling that both sides may look back on this match with disappointment.


Aston Villa

Manchester United



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Team Lineups

Aston Villa

  • Brad Guzan
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Aly Cissokho
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Jores Okore
  • Fabian Delph
  • Carlos Sánchez
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Christian Benteke


  • Jack Grealish
  • Riccardo Calder
  • Shay Given
  • Callum Robinson
  • Charles N'Zogbia
  • Chris Herd
  • Leandro Bacuna

Manchester United

  • David de Gea
  • Michael Carrick
  • Jonny Evans
  • Phil Jones
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Darren Fletcher
  • Ashley Young
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Robin van Persie
  • Juan Mata
  • Falcao


  • James Wilson
  • Adnan Januzaj
  • Patrick McNair
  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Ángel Di María
  • Rafael
  • Tyler Blackett

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