Aston Villa 2 Man United 3
Aston Villa 2 Manchester United 3, Villa Park, English Premier League, November 10, 2012. Sir Alex Ferguson was full of praises for his players after they rallied from 2-0 down to overcome Aston Villa by 3-2 at Villa Park. Andreas Weimann handed The Villains a comfortable two-goal lead, but a brace by Javier Hernandez plus an own goal from Dutch defender Ron Vlaar earned the visitors a narrow win.
After collecting another three important points against seventeenth positioned Aston Villa in Birmingham, Sir Alex Ferguson´s Manchester United were now topping the Premiership table with twenty-seven points after winning their last five Premier League matches. Sir Alex Ferguson: “It is a magnificent game, I must say that. Aston Villa have done fantastic today, they have run their socks off, and you have to feel sorry for them the effort they put in, but we never gave in and hit the bar twice in the second half, but once we got the second goal we came alive and it was a fantastic game. We have put pressure on ourselves today, but we came through it and that´s a lesson that we really need to be better in defence. You admire the tenacity of the performance when they need to do it, they do it and the attacking play was terrific at times.” Aston Villa Team: Brad Guzan, Matthew Lowton, Ron Vlaar, Ciaran Clark, Enda Stevens, Andreas Weimann, Ashley Westwood, Stephen Ireland, Barry Bannan, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Christian Benteke Liolo. Substitutes: Derrick Williams, Karim El Ahmadi, Fabian Delph, Marc Albrighton, Brett Holman, Jordan Bowery, Shay Given. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Chris Smalling, Rafael da Silva, Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Antonio Valencia, Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes, Ashley Young, Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney. Substitutes: Alexander Buttner, Oliveira Anderson, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck, Anders Lindegaard.