Manchester United have taken the lead against Aston Villa through Anthony Martial.
United headed into tonight’s game knowing that they could go level on points with leaders Liverpool with a win. They’re on course to achieve exactly that at Old Trafford, with Martial having given them the lead.
After a bizarre, failed clearance from Tyrone Mings, one which admittedly is pretty difficult to pull off while running back towards your own goal, Martial reacted and steered the ball into the back of Emiliano Martinez’s net.
Tyrone Mings misses his attempted clearance and Anthony Martial punishes him by heading beyond Emi Martinez from close-range! ?
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 1, 2021
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Martinez is currently the clean sheet leader in the Premier League, so beating him is no mean feat. It’s a rare mistake from Mings, too, who has affirmed his England credentials with his sturdy performances this term.
Aston Villa went a goal down against Chelsea earlier in the week and managed to claw back a point. They’ll have to come from behind again tonight if they want to have any chance of getting points on the board.