Aston Villa’s new signing Philippe Coutinho has earned a hard point, scoring a goal at the last moment of the match against Manchester United. He made his debut through this match at Villa Park. On the other side, Manchester United missed the chance to get closer to the top four. Despite scoring two goals against the home side, the Red Devils couldn’t win the game. As a result, Man United remain in the 7th with 32 points. They are five points behind fourth place.
In six days, Manchester United have faced Aston Villa again. Earlier, they met in the FA Cup, where the Red Devils have won the match against the Gerrard boys at Old Trafford. However, Aston Villa welcomed Man United at Villa Park last night.
In this match, the home team manager Steven Gerrard played some new players. He put Lucas Digne, who joined The Villa from Everton for £25m, in the starting XI. The Villa boss set up his team formation with 4-3-3.
On the other side, Ralf Rangnick, manager of the visitor team, played his team in the same formation. But he made some changes in the squad. It was a big surprise that Cristiano Ronaldo was not in the fifteen men’s squad. Moreover, Marcus Rashford was not on the team as well. However, the manager explained that Ronaldo and Rashford were not fit. Both players are suffering from the injury.
Anyway, the Red Devils controlled the game in the first half. They dominated everywhere on the pitch. Moreover, Manchester United took the lead at the beginning of the match as the skipper Bruno Fernandez scored a brilliant goal in the 6th minute.
Both teams couldn’t score more in the first half. But the visitors doubled their lead in the second half. This time Bruno found the net for the Reds. In the 67th minute, Bruno Fernandez scored that goal with the assist of Fred.
It looked like the visitors were going to win the game. But the drama was yet to come. Villa manager replaced Morgan Sanson with Philippe Coutinho in the 68th minute. Through this game, Coutinho made his debut for Aston Villa. His presence boosted up the team’s performance. In the 77th minute, the home team scored their first goal. Jacob Ramsey netted the ball with the help of Coutinho. Four minutes later, Aston Villa equalized the game as Coutinho scored his first-ever goal for Villa. As a result, the match ended in a 2-2 tie as both teams didn’t score more in the remaining minutes.