Aston Villa 2 Man United 2

Nemanja Vidic

As­ton Vil­la 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2, Vil­la Park, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Nov­ember 13, 2010. Man­chester Uni­ted came from two goals down to snatch a point in a 2-2 draw ag­ainst As­ton Vil­la in front of more than 40,000 spec­tat­ors at Vil­la Park. Ash­ley Young and Marc Al­brighton gave The Claret and Blue a 2-0 lead wi­th fif­teen min­utes left on the watch of ref­er­ee Mi­ke Dean, but Uni­ted re­fused to be de­feated as Fe­d­erico Ma­cheda and Ne­manja Vid­ic sco­red a goal each dur­ing the fi­nal sta­ges of the match.

Man­chester Uni­ted made the re­l­at­ively short trip to Birm­ing­ham for a lunch­time kick-off ag­ainst As­ton Vil­la on the 13th of Nov­ember 2010. Un­defeated Uni­ted came in­to this en­counter af­ter a string of good res­ults and Sir Al­ex Ferguson´s men proved once ag­ain that they were an ex­tremely hard si­de to be­at. At Vil­la Park, Man­chester Uni­ted net­ted twice in the last nine min­utes of the clash to earn them­selves a 2-2 draw ag­ainst The Vil­lains, and thus stretch­ing their un­beaten run to a highly im­press­ive twenty-six ga­mes. Fol­low­ing a rather dull fir­st ha­lf, the Pre­mier Lea­gue fix­ture ev­entually came to life late in the sec­ond pe­riod when Ash­ley Young put As­ton Vil­la ahead from the pen­alty spot in the 72nd min­ute af­ter the tricky-footed flanker had be­en bro­ught down in­side the area by Man­chester Uni­ted de­fender Wes Bro­wn. Sir Al­ex im­me­di­ately re­placed Di­m­it­ar Ber­batov and Javi­er Her­nandez wi­th Fe­d­erico Ma­cheda and Gab­riel Ober­tan re­spect­ively, but Vil­la doubled their ad­vant­age in the 75th min­ute of pro­ceed­ings as an ac­cur­ate cross from Stew­art Down­ing was tap­ped in­to the back of the net by Eng­land U21 in­ter­na­tion­al wing­er Marc Al­brighton. Man­chester Uni­ted fi­nally fou­nd the net when Ma­cheda sco­red wi­th an eye-catch­ing strike from some twenty yards af­ter Dar­ren Fletch­er had back-heeled the ball back to the Itali­an, and wi­th five min­utes re­maining of nor­mal time Ne­manja Vid­ic squared the tie when he met a su­perb cross from Nani wi­th a diving head­er which Brad Friedel in the As­ton Vil­la goal stood no chan­ce wi­th. As­ton Vil­la Te­am: Brad Friedel, Lu­ke Young, Steph­en War­nock, Rich­ard Dun­ne, Ja­mes Collins, Bar­ry Ban­nan, Ash­ley Young, Stew­art Down­ing, Marc Al­brighton, Jon­athan Hogg, Gab­riel Ag­bon­lahor. Sub­stitutes: Dan­iel John­son, Shane Lowry, Nat­han Delfoun­eso, Eric Lichaj, Chris Herd, Isai­ah Os­bourne, Brad Guz­an. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ed­win van der Sar, Wes Bro­wn, Rio Fer­dinand, Ne­manja Vid­ic, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Lu­is Nani, Mi­chael Car­rick, Di­m­it­ar Ber­batov, Ji-Sung Park, Javi­er Her­nandez. Sub­stitutes: Chris Small­ing, Fe­d­erico Ma­cheda, John O’Shea, Fa­bio da Silva, Dar­ron Gib­son, Gab­riel Ober­tan, Ben Amos.

 

Nemanja Vidic Quickfacts

Ne­manja Vid­ic made 47 ap­pear­ances for Man­chester Uni­ted in the 2010-11 season.

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