64 min Jack Grealish has a problem with his left ankle. He wants to continue, but should be taken off as a precaution.
63 min The next game from Villa is a must: Palace on Sunday at home.
62 min “Sure, Greenwood is fine, I think,” said Matt Dony. “But you’re just waiting for Brewster to light the Premier League next season …”
He will make millions.
61 min: Martial hits the bar! This could be bad for Villa and not in a good way. Fernandes plays in Martial on the left side of the field and thunders a shot from the bottom of the bar with his left foot.
59 min A triple change for Villa. Conor Hourihane, Keinan Davis and Marvelous Nakamba replace McGinn, El Ghazi and Samatta.
GOAL! Aston Villa 0-3 Man Utd (Pogba 58)
Paul and Bruno are sitting in a tree. This is a good goal, another example of the burgeoning relationship between Fernandes and Pogba. Fernandes deliberately dragged the corner back to Pogba on the edge of the D, and he was old enough to sit down and roll a low shot into the lower corner.
57 min Rashford plays in Martial, which is slickly contested by the slipping Taylor. Great device.
56 min Pogba has not allowed an offside goal. He was miles ahead of the last defender when Rashford’s shot hit him and hit Reina.
55 min Tom Levesley writes to remind me that VAR hasn’t been completely rude to villa this season.
54 min McGinn’s long-range shot is comfortably held by de Gea.
53 min “I love ABU groans,” says Andrew Reinholds. “A sure sign that United is going in the right direction!”
52 min Villa made a poor, subdued start to the second half.
50 min “Evening Rob,” says Brad McMillan. “I also hate VAR and tonight I was amazed at the possible impact on football in the future, especially on youth development. It’s not a new anti-VAR argument to say that soccer should be played the same way everywhere, at all levels, and at all ages, but it never occurred to me that rich clubs would introduce this to their youth training could justify and effectively begin creating a new generation of VAR-savvy players, only those at the top levels where VAR is used could succeed. “
I know what you mean, but how do you become VAR savvy if it’s such a moody mess?
49 min Wan-Bissaka misses a great opportunity and just misses the goal after a delicious cross from Rashford from six meters.
48 min Samatta falls in the area challenged by Maguire. There was some contact, but nothing worth punishing.
47 min “I know that the Spurs game was terrible and not that much better, but thank goodness for football,” says Rachel Clifton. “Four months of lockout in NYC made it much more bearable …”
“Hey Rob” says JR in Illinois. “What did Konsa think when he left Fernandes standing on his ankle? Fool. VAR is really something else, isn’t it? I’m not even tired. The five-fold feeling of injustice you mentioned makes me feel five times as alive. I have a business proposal. How about we publish a book together that contains all of my emails to you mentioning VAR? We can split the proceeds 60/40. How much would we do? “
What are 60 percent of 12p?
“1995-96 Manchester United Away Jersey Press Release” is the subject of Mac Millings email. Trust me, it’s better than it sounds.
“The villa is kept in red and blue. United is on an away trip. The shirt breaks away from the traditional colors of a United away shirt and is characterized by a fresh, stratus-colored aesthetic and an intricately patterned design that is inspired by the cloud mosaic that adorns the sky of Manchester’s creative * all * Manchester district, if any we are honest.
“The new stealth away kit fits into a new colorless palette and continues to blur the boundaries between players and the public. Both cultures merge into a single design that is barely visible on our away trips and will definitely never be seen again after the midpoint of the Southampton game on April 13th. ”
“You are right that Fernandes was so tight. – Did he deliberately stamp on Konsa’s ankle or not? “says Stefan Volkmann.” Difficult to say whether he should be a red. A punishment is an absolute joke. Fernandes literally ran up to him and stamped on him. Usually you remain impartial, but I’m afraid you have them there Fergie glasses. “
Thank you for the patronage. I said I saw a repeat while trying to do a million other things. Then I saw more repetitions and realized – and wrote – that it was a terrible decision. This stuff is not easy, you know, especially if your cognitive function is slippery.
Halftime: Aston Villa 0-2 Manchester United
A penalty from Bruno Fernandes and a cracker from Mason Greenwood put United on another three points. The penalty decision was a joke – and so Greenwood was finished shortly before the break in the modern sense.
Martual played a square pass for Greenwood, in a little space 22 meters from the gate. He moved the ball away from Douglas Luiz to his right foot and simply strapped it past Reina. He is an exceptional finisher.
GOAL! Aston Villa 0-2 Man Utd (Greenwood 45 + 5)
He did it again! An explosive finish by Mason Greenwood gave United a 2-0 lead.
45 min: Bruno Fernandes misses an excellent chance! Shaw played a decent one-two with Martial on the left side of the field and showed a nice cross towards the unmarked Fernandes. He jumped dramatically towards the ball, but beheaded it This far above the bar.
44 min “Man United is looking for arguments against VAR,” says Mat Oakley. “Four have been given to them since the restart. At least three should have been knocked over. Only one was. “
You know that every professional football is set for the benefit of the big teams, don’t you?
43 min This game was pretty anodyne that VAR shuffled aside.
42 min This is Ian Copestake. “VAR should be VAR-style checked at the end of the season and the percentile of bad decisions versus helpful decisions should be split up and submitted to an electoral college to determine the winner of a vote of yours, the viewer, at home in the Eurovision competition format.”
40 min McGinn’s deep free kick is half-fired from home on the long post. It wasn’t a big chance.
40 min Wan-Bissaka was booked for a poorly designed, poorly executed attack on Samatta.
40 min “One of the worst VAR decisions I’ve seen,” says Keith Sanderson. “If anything, it was a dangerous game from Fernandez. The villa was attacked there. “
Yes, it was a real stink.
39 min No punishment. It was a somewhat awkward challenge for Douglas Luiz, but far from enough contact for a penalty.
38 min United unsuccessfully appeals for a penalty when Rashford is knocked down by Douglas Luiz. There will be a false uprising if VAR does.
37 min Reina makes a better parade to refuse Greenwood. He received the ball 25 meters from the goal, ran to the edge of the area and pulled a low shot, which was thrown away by the extensive Reina. Greenwood did not connect properly with the shot.
35 min Martial runs towards Konsa, moves the ball to his right foot and hits a low shot, which is comfortably saved by Reina.
34 min This penalty decision gets worse with every repetition. Fernandes fell into Konsa and accidentally stood on his ankle. Konsa fouled Fernandes less than a second later, as I thought at first. As far as I can see, he did absolutely nothing wrong.