Manchester United Punish The Villains
Manchester United cruised to a brilliant 4–0 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Sunday thanks to a Wayne Rooney brace and one goal each from Danny Welbeck and Nani. The result means that Manchester United are still five points ahead of rivals Manchester City with just four games to go until the end of the campaign.
The Reds comfortably dispatched Aston Villa at The Theatre of Dreams to keep their excellent home record intact. The Barclays Premier League leaders were well on top throughout the game with Alex McLeish´s team having little to offer in terms of attacking football. In the sixth minute of the play, Republic of Ireland international Ciaran Clark brought down Ashley Young inside the box and Manchester United were given a penalty which Wayne Rooney subsequently converted to make it 1–0. With only a couple of minutes remaining of the first period, the home team eventually doubled their lead as attack minded defender Patrice Evra played the ball across the penalty area for England international frontrunner Danny Welbeck to turn the ball into the back of the net. The Old Trafford outfit continued to dominate the possession of the ball after the resumption and they were rewarded in the 73rd minute of action when tricky flankman Anontio Valencia passed the ball to the unmarked Wayne Rooney who hammered home. Then in the 90th minute of the somewhat one-sided encounter, a magnificent through pass from Northern Ireland centre back Jonny Evans found second period substitute Luis Nani who managed to roll the ball under Aston Villa shot stopper Shay Given to make the final score read 4–0 in the favour of Manchester United. And although it was a most impressive victory for The Mancunians, the margins could have been even better. In their next game, Manchester United will play host to David Moyes´s Everton team who demolished Sunderland to the convincing tune of 4–0 at Goodison Park in their last league match. Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Fabio, Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Valencia, Paul Scholes, Michael Carrick, Ashley Young, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck.