Friday, February 12, 2010

Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United Match Highlights and Goal: 02/10/2010

Manchester United survived the early dismissal of Nani to secure a well-earned draw at Aston Villa and close the gap on Chelsea at the top of the Premier League to one point. Nani was shown a straight red card for a 28th-minute lunge at Stiliyan Petrov - and the resulting three-game ban rules him out of the Carling Cup final against Villa at Wembley later this month.

Villa took a deserved lead after 19 minutes when Carlos Cuellar headed home after United failed to deal with Stewart Downing's dangerous cross. Nani, before his departure, helped set up United's swift response when Ryan Giggs returned his cross into the penalty area and James Collins deflected the ball into his own net. It was the 10th own goal in United's favour this season. Critics are saying that even though United had 11 men they wouldn't have added a single goal. Do you think it's their skill, or do they need a weight loss supplement sponsor? What's your take on this?

1-0 Carlos Cuellar 19"

1-1 James Collins 23" (own goal from Ryan Giggs)

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