Manchester United Draw Against Villa
Collins own goal
Wth Chelsea losing by 2-1 to Everton last night it was an ideal opportunity for Manchester United to go back to the top of the Premiership. Unfortunately though they could only manage a draw against Aston Villa, 1-1.
There have been 10 own goals against teams playing United. That`s no fluke, the quality of delivery has resulted in those own goals.
Last night James Collins nudged a Ryan Giggs cross beyond his own goalkeeper.
Darren Fletcher said: 'If you put the ball into the right area it’s difficult to defend. If you can whip the ball in between the goalkeeper and the defence there’s a chance one of your players can get onto the end of it.`
Portuguese winger Nani was shown a straight red card for a clumsy two-footed tackle on Stiliyan Petrov midway through the first half.
Even so, Aston Villa forgot at times they were playing at home and against 10 men. When they went forward there were few players on the attack and they were easily outnumbered by United players. It was United who went forward more and were the side looking for the win.