Sports writing, Jan 1 (EFE) .- Manchester United carried out Aston Villa’s visit to Old Trafford (2-1) and reached the leader, Liverpool, with whom they are now tied on points .
The champions have yet to play their match of Matchday 17 in Southampton on Monday, but the win against Birmingham side puts United on the same points.
The 2021 debut of the Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s team was convincing against a rival who has traveled the top of the table all the time and who comes out of the European positions after this setback in Manchester.
The Red Devils took the lead five minutes before halftime, when a run down the right by Aaron Wan Bissaka ended with a cross into the box that Frenchman Anthony Martial took advantage of to head in and beat Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez.
The visiting team did not decline despite the conceded goal. In fact, he improved in the second half and managed to draw through Bertrand Traoré from Burkina Faso, who took advantage of a ball received from Jack Grealish at game time.
The balance only lasted four minutes for Dean Smith’s team. A foul inside the area by Douglas Luis against Paul Pogba was indicated as a penalty after consulting with the VAR. Portuguese Bruno Fernandes scored from eleven meters and closed the triumph of Manchester United, equaled with Liverpool in the lead. EFE