ASTON VILLA 1
MANCHESTER UNITED 1
Collins (og) 23
Two games, two goals and four points for Aston Villa now against Manchester United and that return is not entirely undeserved.
On a surface covered by light snow, Villa made amends for a slightly negative performance against Tottenham last week by taking the game to United in the opening period and by never letting them settle in to a pattern of play. Martin O’Neill’s men didn’t have to rely on counter-attacking and at times they looked like a true top four outfit. After an open start, the game was given the goal that it needed. Stewart Downing whipped in one of many quick crosses which eventually dropped to the head of Carlos Cu