Man Utd 2-2 Aston Villa

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Grealish and Taggart celebrate the opener

Aston Villa salvaged a point at Old Trafford as Jack Grealish scored a cracker in Manchester against Ole Gunnar Solsjaer’s Manchester Utd.

A Tyrone Mings equaliser for the away side four minutes after Victor Lindelof completed a brief comeback for a United side dominant in the second period.

Villa’s skipper Grealish opened the evenings scoring by setting the ball outside of Andreas Periera before bending it inside the top corner with David De Gea stood motionless. That’s Grealish’s fourth of the campaign, totalling more goal involvements than any other English midfielder this campaign.

Marcus Rashford’s leveller minutes before half time cancelled out Grealish’s stunner as he crept in at the far post to head in from Pereira’s cross.

Utd rally cry

Solkskjaer’s half time rally cry was enough to motivate his side into taking the lead on the hour mark. Lindelof scored another header for the hosts as Villa threw away another lead.

Mings with the second goal against UtdThough they wouldn’t have to wait much longer to restore parity. Three minutes to be exact. With his first Premier League goal, and his second in claret and blue, Mings arrowed in a volley past a startled De Gea, as the defender found space within United’s box.

Unlike this seasons visits to Arsenal and Tottenham, Villa held on to a point in a frantic 15 minute period that threatened to deny a well-earned draw for the visitors.

The draw lifts Dean Smith’s Villa to 15th, 3 points and a superior goal difference away from the bottom three.

Ahead of a visit to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, Frederic Guilbert will miss the tie through suspension.

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