McTominay's late strike gives Man. United victory over Aston Villa


Scott McTominay scored for United

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Scott McTominay scored a late goal on Sunday as Manchester United defeated Aston Villa 2-1 to brighten their chance of a top-four finish.

McTominay scored in the 86th minute to give United victory at Villa. He ran onto a clever lofted pass from Diogo Dalot and easily beat the keeper with a header into the middle of the goal from close range.

United had opened the scoring in the 17th minute of the game. A corner was taken and Harry Maguire flicked on with his head to Rasmus Hojlund, who made no mistake and fired the ball into the back of the net to give the visitors a 0-1 lead.

In the 24th minute, John McGinn produced a ferocious strike from the edge of the box. His dangerous effort towards the roof of the net was blocked by Andre Onana, who pulled off a superb save to keep the ball out of the net.

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A minute later, Ollie Watkins received a great pass inside the box and missed a golden chance. The goalkeeper pulled off a stunning save.

Shortly after the restart, Watkins collected a great pass inside the box, but the goalkeeper did well to stop his effort.

In the 67th minute, Clement Lenglet missed a big chance from point-blank range as he struck the ball towards the middle of the goal. His promising effort following the corner kick was, to his disappointment, thwarted by Onana with a fabulous save.

Villa equalised that same minute. Douglas Luiz received the ball inside the box, reacted quickly and without any problem stabbed the ball into the top right corner to make it 1-1.

In the 77th minute, Luiz failed to turn the rebound in as the goalkeeper pulled off a great save to keep him out.

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