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Villa Park (ATT 40,538) 10th November 2012 - Kick off 17:30 Ref: K Friend

A Villa Aston Villa vs Manchester United Man Utd

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A Weimann (45+1, 50)


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J Hernandez (58, 87)
R Vlaar (og 63)

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  1. Thanks for joining me today, stay tuned for all the best post-match reaction.

  2. That's it, another remarkable United comeback sees them beat Villa 3-2. Great game.

  3. 95

    All Villa now, but United standing firm.

  4. 93

    Great block from Evra as Holman looked for goal. Corner comes in and De Gea punches clear.

  5. 90

    Five minutes of added time...

  6. 87

    GOAL - Javier Hernandez - Hat-trick for Mexican, he stoops to head low into the net from just six-yards. Brilliant from the Little Pea.

  7. 87

    Van Persie from about 40-yards out will put this into the box...

  8. 86

    Firstly final change for Villa sees Bannan replaced by Fabian Delph.

  9. 86

    El Ahmadi pulls down Anderson chance for United to put it into box.

  10. 85

    Good clearance from Lowton ahead of Cleverley who was looking to get on the end of van Persie's knockdown.

  11. 84

    Evra with a dangerous ball into box and Bannan slides it behind. Cleverley puts it in but it is too long and the danger is gone.

  12. 82

    Rafael goes for goal from long range, but it is too high.

  13. 82

    United pressing now, Villa on back foot.

  14. Another change as Brett Holman is on for Weimann - who gets a standing ovation.

  15. Villa make a change with Karim El Ahmadi replacing Ireland.

  16. 79

    Anderson comes on for Rooney - who doesnt look too happy as he is carrying an injury

  17. 77

    More good work from Lowton down the right, he crosses to back post looking for Agbonlahor but it is just too strong.

  18. 76

    Good challenge from Lowton on Rooney, but felt it and is limping away.

  19. 75

    Another long-range effort, this time from Rooney - but it is high and wide.

  20. 73

    Van Persie tries one from long-range as he cuts inside, Guzan is beaten but again it comes back off the bar. So close.

  21. 72

    Rooney takes the corner, and it finds van Persie who slams his header across the bar from four-yards out.

  22. 71

    Before corner is taken, Tom Cleverley replaces Scholes.

  23. 71

    United corner as van Persie looks to curl one into the box.

  24. 70

    Smalling gets ahead of Benteke in six-yard box to clear, after good ball in from Lowton.

  25. 69

    Good possession United, Carrick feeds Valencia but his ball to back post is poor and Villa clear.

  26. 68

    Excellent tackle from Carrick on the edge of the box to deny Benteke as the Belgian looked to have got clear and was lining up a shot.

  27. 66

    Great save from De Gea denies Weimann his hat-trick from close-range after great ball into box from Bannan.

  28. 65

    Carrick goes into the book.

  29. 65

    Rooney tries one from the edge of the box and brings a great save from Guzan. It comes back to him but Villa get the block in.

  30. 63

    GOAL - Javier Hernandez - Second for Mexican as he volleys home at back post. Rafael is played in by Rooney, he crosses the ball to back post and Hernandez volleys at goal and it is in courtesy of deflection off Vlaar.

  31. 62

    Good defending from Carrick as he tracks Benteke and clears as Agbonlahor looked to play him through.

  32. 62

    Van Persie tries one from long-range but gets it wrong and it is nearer the corner flag than the goal.

  33. 61

    Great ball in from Weimann finds Benteke at back post, De Gea claims it but whistle had already gone for a push.

  34. 61

    United corner, as Stevens stops Rafael cross. Van Persie takes in-swinger, Scholes is there but heads wide from five-yards - decent chance.

  35. 58

    GOAL - Javier Hernandez - Great ball from Scholes over the Villa defence, Hernandez is on to it, it looks like the ball is stuck under his feet as Clark and Guzan close in on him but he then fires it under the American. Clinical.

  36. First booking is for Ireland as he slides in from behind on Smalling.

  37. 55

    Very good block from Clark on the edge of the box as van Persie was pulling the trigger.

  38. 54

    Good defending from Rafael as he manages to get a foot in and stop a currently rampant Agbonlahor.

  39. 53

    Good defending from Stevens and then Bannan to clear as Scholes and Carrick tried to play their way through on the edge of the box.

  40. 51

    Agbonlahor full of confidence and he runs at United, Ferdinand has to come over and clear. United in big trouble.

  41. 50

    GOAL - Andreas Weimann - Second goal for the young forward as he slams home from close-range after great work from Ireland who played in Agbonlahor, who drilled ball into six-yard box for the Austrian to finish.

  42. 48

    Van Persie takes, Smalling gets his head to the ball but Villa clear - it comes for Valencia, but ball is poor and Lowton sees the ball out for a goal-kick.

  43. 47

    Good ball from Scholes for Valencia down the right, he drives the ball in looking for van Persie but Clark clears - but United keep the pressure on. Van Persie is played into the box by Rooney, he crosses to back post and Lowton heads behind.

  44. 46

    Villa are unchanged as United re-start the match now kicking left to right.

  45. We have a change at half-time with Javier Hernandez on for Young.

  46. And the whistle goes, and suddenly Villa have the lead. Great second-half surely on the horizon.

  47. 45

    GOAL - Andreas Weimann - Great work from Benteke, he bullies Smalling off the ball and crosses into the Austrian who side-foots the ball home from the edge of the box.

  48. One minute of added time.

  49. 44

    Rooney picks ball up 35-yards out and goes for goal, decent strike but straight at Guzan. United failing to feed either of their front-men with any decent service.

  50. 42

    Good play down Villa right with Weimann and Ireland helping send Lowton clear, he battles his way to the box and crosses, but again it is not great and does not threaten.

  51. 40

    Ferdinand gives away free-kick, about 35-yards from goal - he is not happy but decision stands. Bannan will put it in..Smalling heads away well.

  52. 38

    United still enjoying the majority of possession but their final ball is poor and Villa have dealt with them well, thus far.

  53. 36

    Weimann causes trouble in midfield, the ball comes for Ireland - he looks for goal but sends it wide, not a bad effort.

  54. 33

    Scholes picks one up on the edge of the box, he goes for goal but his effort is deflected sky-bound and it eventually drops for Guzan to claim it with ease.

  55. 32

    Rafael again makes a good run on the over-lap, he crosses but can't find a United shirt and Villa clear, Scholes looks for quick ball back in - but it is not great and the home side manager to ease the pressure.

  56. 31

    Good challenge again from Vlaar as Evra broke into box and looked to cross into the middle.

  57. 30

    Rooney and van Persie combine on the edge of the box, they try to play in Young but Vlaar stands up to him and wins free-kick.

  58. 28

    Weimann plays in Benteke down the right, he fires his cross into the area but nobody is there and it is out for a goal-kick.

  59. 25

    Lose ball from Scholes under pressure from Ireland and it puts Benteke clear, but Keith Friend blows for a foul on the United man - slightly fortunate.

  60. 25

    Chris Smalling currently off the pitch with a slight cut to his face.

  61. 24

    Villa free-kick, Bannan pumps the ball into the box, Benteke climbs and wins, but can only see it out.

  62. 23

    Valencia looks to take on Stevens and drills the ball wildly into the box but it is high and wide.

  63. 22

    Good header away from Ron Vlaar after Rafael had over-lapped Valencia to good affect.

  64. 21

    Good defending from Stevens to deny a corner - the Irishman has made a good start.

  65. 18

    Agbonlahor makes a great run in behind Evra and Ireland finds him, he fires a ball across goal but he cannot find Benteke who is free in the middle and United clear - another wasted chance. Villa starting to believe they could get something here.

  66. 17

    Scholes finds Young on the left, he cuts inside and curls dangerous cross into the box but Ciaran Clark clears with an excellent header.

  67. 15

    Incisive ball from Ashley Westwood finds Benteke, he brings it down and goes for goal but Ferdinand gets the challenge in. He screams at the assistant wanting an offside flag, but the Belgian was on side. Bannan's corner is straight to Scholes, and the danger is gone.

  68. 14

    United pressing again, lovely ball from Carrick finds Wayne Rooney on edge of the box but his shot is block and Villa counter. Weimann runs deep into United half, but with Ireland and Benteke available on either side, he goals for goal and Ferdinand gets the block in - wasted chance.

  69. 12

    Good defending from Matt Lowton as he stands-up to Young and clears.

  70. 11

    Scholes gives the ball away as Villa counter, Ireland has it and he looks for run of Andreas Weimann but Evra is there to clear.

  71. 9

    Bannan fires the ball in but good clearance from Ferdinand, it comes back in for Benteke and Young has to clear. Another corner, Benteke wins it but again United clear their lines through Ferdinand. Good pressure from Villa.

  72. 8

    Bannan fires the ball in, and Evra flicks the ball behind - but he is down after being caught by Gabriel Agbonlahor on the back of the head. Villa corner.

  73. 7

    Archetypal Scholes challenge as he is late on Ireland - level with the edge of the box wide of the right, chance for Bannan to put this in.

  74. 7

    Stephen Ireland looking for Benteke, he holds off Smalling and feeds the ball back for Bannan - but Villa play it back towards their own goal and attack is over.

  75. 5

    Clinical ball from Paul Scholes finds Young, he cuts inside and curls right-footed shot looking for far corner, but it is just wide. Early warning signs for Villa here.

  76. 4

    Robin van Persie corner finds Carrick but his header is straight at Brad Guzan.

  77. 3

    United corner, nice football from the away side. Young shot blocked, then it came to Michael Carrick, he fed Antonio Valencia and Stevens helped it behind.

  78. 3

    United's dominating possession early on, Villa have hardly touched the ball.

  79. 2

    First touch for Ashley Young and the boos ring out around Villa Park.

  80. 1

    Early touch for Smalling as he heads away with Villa looking for Benteke.

  81. 1

    Aston Villa get us underway kicking from left to right.

  82. And we now have minute's silence with Remembrance Sunday tomorrow, both teams also wearing black armbands as a mark of respect, as well as Poppies sewn into their tops.

  83. Teams are out and shaking hands, kick-off close...

  84. Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Ferdinand, Smalling, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Scholes, Young; Rooney, van Persie. Subs: Lindegaard, Buttner, Cleverley, Anderson, Fletcher, Hernandez, Welbeck

  85. Aston Villa: Guzan; Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Stevens; Ireland, Westwood, Bannan; Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor. Subs: Given, El Ahmadi, Albrighton, Holman, Delph, Bowery, Williams

  86. Team news is coming in and young Irish full back Enda Stevens is given his full debut by Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert. Manchester United are without the injured duo of Jonny Evans and Nani. Chris Smalling starts alongside Rio Ferdinand.

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