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  • Date:15 Apr 2012
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Old Trafford
  • Attendance:75,138
  • Rooney - pen (6) Welbeck (42)
    Rooney (72) Nani (90)
Goal!

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94:00 +4.00

Shot from just outside the area by Tom Cleverley goes over the bar.

92:27 +2.27

Goal scored by Luis Nani from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man Utd 4-0 Aston Villa.Jonathan Evans provided the assist for the goal.

92:21 +2.21

The ball is delivered by Luis Nani, clearance made by Nathan Baker.

91:13 +1.13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luis Nani on Alan Hutton. Luis Nani goes into the referee's book. James Collins restarts play with the free kick.

90:34 +0.34

Foul by Barry Bannan on Michael Carrick, free kick awarded. Barry Bannan goes into the referee's book. Rio Ferdinand takes the direct free kick.

89:11

The ball is crossed by Patrice Evra, Dimitar Berbatov takes a shot. Eric Lichaj gets a block in. Corner taken by Luis Nani from the left by-line, Jonathan Evans has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

86:36

Corner taken left-footed by Barry Bannan, Foul by Nathan Baker on Dimitar Berbatov, free kick awarded. David De Gea takes the free kick.

85:16

Corner taken by Barry Bannan, Header by James Collins from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

82:50

Charles N'Zogbia joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andreas Weimann.

80:25

Antonio Valencia has a drilled shot. Eric Lichaj gets a block in. Short corner worked by Antonio Valencia.

79:14

Antonio Valencia takes a shot. Blocked by Barry Bannan. Corner taken by Antonio Valencia played to the near post.

78:38

Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Shay Given makes a save. Luis Nani takes a short corner.

78:11

Luis Nani delivers the ball, blocked by Samir Carruthers. Antonio Valencia takes a short corner.

77:31

Paul Scholes goes off and Tom Cleverley comes on.

75:21

Michael Carrick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Samir Carruthers. Gary Gardner has an effort direct from the free kick.

73:59

Dimitar Berbatov comes on in place of Wayne Rooney. Samir Carruthers joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stephen Ireland.

72:59

The ball is sent over by Antonio Valencia, A goal is scored by Wayne Rooney from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man Utd 3-0 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Antonio Valencia.

70:12

Gabriel Agbonlahor takes a shot. Blocked by Antonio Valencia. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Barry Bannan, Header from close in by Nathan Baker misses to the right of the goal.

69:26

A cross is delivered by Alan Hutton.

67:57

Barry Bannan sends in a cross.

67:08

The ball is sent over by Antonio Valencia, Wayne Rooney has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

66:39

The referee gives a free kick against Andreas Weimann for handball. Rio Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.

65:22

Emile Heskey takes a shot. Save by David De Gea. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Bannan from the right by-line to the near post, Danny Welbeck makes a clearance.

64:47

The assistant referee flags for offside against Antonio Valencia. Shay Given takes the indirect free kick.

62:04

Antonio Valencia takes a shot. Blocked by James Collins. Paul Scholes takes a shot. Stephen Ireland gets a block in. Emile Heskey on for Ciaran Clark. Antonio Valencia takes a outswinging corner to the near post.

61:36

The ball is crossed by Luis Nani, Barry Bannan gets a block in.

60:30

Luis Nani replaces Ashley Young.

53:57

Effort on goal by Barry Bannan from a long way out goes over the bar.

52:25

Barry Bannan produces a cross.

50:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Hutton on Ashley Young. Alan Hutton is booked. Rio Ferdinand takes the free kick.

48:31

Paul Scholes is given a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor by Paul Scholes results in a free kick. James Collins takes the free kick.

45:32 +0.32

Gabriel Agbonlahor challenges Jonathan Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rio Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.

42:56

A cross is delivered by Patrice Evra, Danny Welbeck gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man Utd 2-0 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Patrice Evra.

40:50

Stephen Ireland fouled by Rafael Da Silva, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Eric Lichaj.

37:42

Booking for Gary Gardner for unsporting behaviour.

36:10

Ashley Young fouled by Gary Gardner, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Young takes the free kick.

35:32

Patrice Evra crosses the ball, Antonio Valencia produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

32:47

Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Save by Shay Given. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ashley Young. Wayne Rooney takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

27:52

Short corner taken by Ashley Young, Shot from outside the box by Paul Scholes goes wide right of the target.

27:15

A cross is delivered by Antonio Valencia, blocked by Eric Lichaj.

26:38

Stephen Ireland has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

25:48

Patrice Evra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andreas Weimann. James Collins restarts play with the free kick.

24:06

Centre by Antonio Valencia, Danny Welbeck takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in. Ashley Young takes the inswinging corner, James Collins manages to make a clearance. Paul Scholes produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 25 yards. Comfortable save by Shay Given.

22:34

Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Nathan Baker gets a block in. Ashley Young takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post. Close range header by Wayne Rooney misses to the right of the target.

19:29

Wayne Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Hutton. Barry Bannan crosses the ball, Header by Ciaran Clark from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

17:39

Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Save by Shay Given. Corner taken short by Ashley Young.

17:11

Rafael Da Silva crosses the ball, Nathan Baker makes a clearance.

16:36

Wayne Rooney produces a cross, Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Nathan Baker gets a block in.

16:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Ireland on Ashley Young. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Young.

14:35

Ashley Young sends in a cross, Nathan Baker makes a clearance. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andreas Weimann by Jonathan Evans. Nathan Baker restarts play with the free kick.

12:04

Eric Lichaj fouled by Antonio Valencia, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Shay Given.

11:00

Paul Scholes takes a shot. Alan Hutton gets a block in.

8:30

Michael Carrick concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Gardner. The referee books Michael Carrick for unsporting behaviour. Barry Bannan crosses the ball, Gary Gardner takes a shot. Save made by David De Gea.

5:56

Foul by Ciaran Clark on Ashley Young, Penalty awarded. Penalty taken right-footed by Wayne Rooney and scored. Man Utd 1-0 Aston Villa.Assist by Ashley Young.

3:39

Wayne Rooney takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in.

1:36

Centre by Wayne Rooney.

0:30

Andreas Weimann takes a shot. David De Gea makes a comfortable save.

Match Preview

De Gea relishing every game Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is loving his first Barclays Premier League campaign. After a difficult start to his Red Devils career, De Gea has emerged as one of Sir Alex Ferguson's key men on their drive towards a record 20th championship. The Spain Under-21 international's resolve remains in tact, even after the 1-0 midweek defeat at Wigan. And, ahead of Sunday's Old Trafford encounter with Aston Villa, De Gea has revealed how excited he is about the thought of what lies ahead. "I am really enjoying it," he said. "We can't wait for each game and I want the Aston Villa match to come round as quickly as possible. "There is a little way to go yet and we still have plenty of work to do. "But the dressing room is very positive. We intend to keep fighting and maintain that advantage." To that end, De Gea believes the shock defeat at Wigan might prove to be a good thing. After a series of sluggish displays, United were overcome by a Latics outfit who controlled long periods of the game. It provided a pretty stern reminder that victories cannot be taken for granted - a lesson De Gea is confident will be heeded. "It was a disappointment but sometimes games like that can be a wake-up call," he said. "It reminded us that anyone is capable of winning games in this league, against any opposition. "It will make us even more focused going into these last five games and make sure we carry on that battle for the title." It brought to an end United's eight-match winning run, and also represented their first Premier League defeat since the beginning of January. That loss at Newcastle provided the trigger for an amazing sequence of results, from which the Red Devils connected 34 points from a possible 36 - turning their status from potential runners-up behind Manchester City to champions elect. Part of the reason, De Gea notes, is stability at the back, where Jonny Evans has impressed alongside Rio Ferdinand and either Rafael or Phil Jones have been consistent at right-back. "Having the same players around doesn't just help me - it is the defenders themselves," said De Gea. "It is a real positive for them because you get that consistency and continuity, which makes it far easier." Ferguson has confirmed Paul Scholes will return for United in midfield, while Javier Hernandez's place is at risk after an ineffective display at Wigan. Portugal winger Nani will also hope to be a more central figure after making little impact on his return from an ankle injury. Aston Villa newcomer Andreas Weimann is relishing his first visit to Old Trafford and hopes to help Alex McLeish's side pull off another shock result against United. The Austrian Under-21 player has made an instant impact since breaking into the Villa first team with the winner against Fulham and a spectacular goal in Monday's draw against Stoke. Now Weimann is hoping Villa can repeat their surprise win at Chelsea and draw at Liverpool when they face the Red Devils. He said: "We are all looking forward because Old Trafford is a brilliant place and I think we will go there positive. "They are the games as a young player you want to play in and I've never been to Old Trafford so to be involved will be brilliant. "Manchester United have been a top team for years and to go there is special. "But we are not going there thinking we are going to lose. We are going to try and get something out of the game. "It's not long ago that Gabby (Agbonlahor) scored the winner there so why not again? "We drew against a big club away in Liverpool and won at another in Chelsea so why can't we do it again." Weimann, a product of Villa's academy, is also targeting earning a first senior call-up from his country. He said: "That is a goal for me. I've played for the Under-21s and, to play for the first team of your country, is probably the biggest honour you can have. "I have to try and get into that team. There are World Cup qualifiers in September. I'll just keep playing here, as many games as I can, and that will help me." Villa boss Alex McLeish will check on the fitness of Chris Herd and Stephen Warnock. Herd suffered a head injury against Stoke while Warnock was substituted with an ankle problem. Charles N'Zogbia and Gary Gardner will be in contention to replace the duo if ruled out. Midfielder Fabian Delph has returned to training after his ankle injury when on loan at Leeds while winger Marc Albrighton is battling to overcome a thigh problem.

Formation:442Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson

Man Utd

Formation: 442Manager: Alex McLeish

Aston Villa

  • David De Gea
  • Rafael Da Silva
  • Jonathan Evans
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • Patrice Evra
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Michael Carrick
  • Paul Scholes
  • Ashley Young
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Danny Welbeck
  • SUBS
  • Ben Amos
  • Phil Jones
  • Dimitar Berbatov
  • Ryan Giggs
  • Javier Hernandez
  • Luis Nani
  • Tom Cleverley

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Form Guide

    WWWWWL
  • Man Utd
  • VS
  • Aston Villa
  • DWLLDD

Last Meetings

  • Aston Villa
  • 0 - 1
  • Man Utd
  • 03/12/2011
  • Man Utd
  • 3 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 01/02/2011
  • Aston Villa
  • 2 - 2
  • Man Utd
  • 13/11/2010
  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 1
  • Man Utd
  • 10/02/2010
  • Man Utd
  • 0 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 12/12/2009
  • Man Utd
  • 3 - 2
  • Aston Villa
  • 05/04/2009

Top Scorers

Man Utd

  • W Rooney 17
  • JB Hernandez 9
  • D Welbeck 7
  • LC Nani 6
  • D Berbatov 5
  • A Young 5
  • AL Valencia 4
  • P Scholes 3
  • R Giggs 2
  • M Carrick 2
  • J Park 2
  • OL Anderson 2
  • D Fletcher 1
  • J Evans 1
  • C Smalling 1
  • P Jones 1

Aston Villa

  • D Bent 7
  • G Agbonlahor 5
  • S Petrov 4
  • C N'Zogbia 2
  • M Albrighton 2
  • A Weimann 2
  • E Heskey 1
  • J Collins 1
  • R Dunne 1
  • S Warnock 1
  • S Ireland 1
  • C Herd 1
  • E Lichaj 1

Goals

Man Utd

    • Total goals 106
    • Goals per game 78
  • 6 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 14 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 12 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 15 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 35
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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