Sunday, February 25, 2024

Garnacho inspires Manchester United comeback against Aston Villa

Manchester United came from behind to beat Aston Villa on Boxing Day thanks to two goals from youngster Garnacho.

Aston Villa who had not won is six meeting with Manchester United under Unai Emery had the perfect opportunity to break the record thanks to a sloppy start from both sides. In the 21st minute, John McGinn’s free-kick into the box which was expected to pick an Aston Villa player was untouched rolling freely to the back of the net.

Within a span of five minutes, the host found themselves two goals down thanks to a Leander Dendoncker’s flick from a McGinn’s corner in the 25th minute. Marcus Rashford came close to pull one back before halt time but his shot was blocked by Emiliano Martinez.

After receiving a hostile response from the fans, Erik Ten Hag definitely wanted a response from his players but a perfectly squared ball from Rashford to Garnacho was ruled offside after a VAR chack.

Rashford was at it again and this time the ball fell in the legs of Garnacho who tapped home the first Manchester United goal after four games. Ten minutes later, the Argentine struck well a lose ball in the Villa box to set up a perfect night.

After probing for the third of the night, Rasmus Højlund’s volley wrapped up the crucial win and sent the fans into a frenzy. The win leaves Manchester United in sixth position with 31 points as Aston Villa the third position with 39 points.

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