Aston Villa   2

Weimann (45, 50)

Man United   3

Hernandez (58, 87), Vlaar (OG 63)

Saturday 10 November Villa Park | Attendance: 40,538

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Aston Villa
22Guzan
34Lowton
4Vlaargoal
6Clark
29Stevens
26Weimanngoalgoalsub14
7Irelandyellow cardsub8
15Westwood
25Bannansub16
11Agbonlahor
20Benteke
Subs:
1Given
8El Ahmadisub7
12Albrighton
14Holmansub26
16Delphsub25
21Bowery
37Williams
Man United
1De Gea
2Rafael
5Ferdinand
12Smalling
3Evra
7Valencia
16Carrickyellow card
22Scholessub23
18Youngsub14
10Rooneysub8
20van Persie
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13Lindegaard
28Buttner
24Fletcher
23Cleverleysub22
8Andersonsub10
14Hernandezsub18goalgoal
19Welbeck

Report

10/11/2012 19:19, Report by Adam Marshall
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Aston Villa 2 United 3

a wake-up call.

United lacked urgency and found Vlaar in commanding form at the heart of the home defence, even if Sir Alex's side were dominating possession. Ireland clipped a left-foot shot wide with Villa's first real attempt of the game before a bolt out of the blue in first-half stoppage time. With some supporters expecting play to be called to a halt when two Villa players collided, both teams instead continued and Benteke tore down the left, shoving Smalling to the ground in the process.

Referee Friend saw nothing untoward in the muscular challenge and the striker shrewdly picked out Weimann, who side-footed a rocket of a finish past David De Gea to hand the Midlanders a surprise lead. Although the Reds certainly did not deserve to be ahead at the interval, it's fair to say falling behind had rarely looked on the cards.

Clearly unhappy with events, Sir Alex withdrew Young and replaced him with Hernandez but Villa went further ahead in the 50th minute. Scholes' stray pass allowed the hosts to break and Benteke's dummy saw Ireland switch the ball to Agbonlahor. The speedy forward made the most of the space afforded to him on the left to cross for Weimann to thunder in from close range.

United looked to be on the ropes but Hernandez showed his nose for goal to reduce the deficit eight minutes later. The in-form Mexican made the most of Scholes' delightful ball over the top to clip under Guzan for his seventh strike of the season.

Five minutes later, it looked as though Chicharito had swiftly extended his tally to eight but instead the equaliser was credited as a Vlaar own goal. Rooney beautifully picked out the run of Rafael and, when Hernandez met

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