Manchester United have set a new English Premier League (EPL) record after trouncing Aston Villa by three goals.
Prior to last night’s win by the side from Manchester, no premiership team had won four consecutive games with a margin of three goals – this is what Manchester United did achieve after beating Aston Villa by 3 goals to nil.
The Reds got an opener from the penalty spot after Portuguese talisman, Bruno Fernandes, was tripped in the eighteen yard box by Konsa. This decision seemed controversial as it looked like the event leading to the penalty wasn’t clear cut. The penalty was finally awarded after confirmation from the Video Assisted Referee (VAR).
Bruno stepped up to take the penalty he himself had helped to create, placing the ball beautifully behind the net and sending the Aston Villa’s goalie in the wrong direction.
This first goal by United seemed to have knocked their opponents off their perch as they began ceding the possesion they seemed to be enjoying in the opening 20 minutes of the game to the visiting team.
In the dying embers of the first half, in the 54th minute, wonder boy Mason Greenwood blasted home a thunderous shot from just outside of the penalty box, further dampening the spirit of the relegation-threatened Villa side.
The Reds went into half time confidence-high being two goals up.
The second half was total domination by the team from Manchester, with Aston Villa barely having a feel of the ball.
Paul Pogba took the game out of reach for the Villa side when he drove home a 16-yarder to make it 3 – 0 in favour of the visitors.
Odion Ighalo was later on introduced into the game alongside, Fred and Williams almost 15 minutes to the end of the match.
This win sees Manchester United closing the gap between themselves and Leicester to one point, and they also come two points within the reach of Chelsea.
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