Game #5638

Premier League

Old Trafford

Attendance: 72,922

Saturday, 25 September 2021


7th (+3)

Manchester United


Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Kortney Hause | 88 |

Assist(s) | Douglas Luiz | 88' |


Game #5638

Season | 2021-22 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Match | #6 |
Manager Game | #133 |
Saturday, 25 September 2021
Attendance | 72,922 |


Manager | Dean Smith |
Kick off | 12.30pm |
Referee | Mike Dean |
Half Time Score | 0-0 |
Full Time Result | Won |
Full Time Score | 1-0 |
Last 5 Games | DLWDW |


Team Cost:
| £153.88m |

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.82 |

Oldest Player
F Danny Ings | 29.55 |

Youngest Player
M Jacob Ramsey | 20.34 |


Dean Smith recalls his Premier League squad after resting the first team in mid-week. The only change to the team that ripped apart Everton is Kortney Hause coming in for his first League start of the season in place of Axel Tuanzebe who is forced to miss the match due to the terms of his loan from today's opposition.


Injury | 4 |
W Trézéguet |
Ligament, 10 Apr - Unknown |
CF Keinan Davis |
Unknown, 14 Aug - Unknown |
W Leon Bailey |
Quad, 22 Sep - Mid Oct |
M Morgan Sanson |
Hamstring, 22 Sep - Mid Oct |

On Loan | 3 |
CF Wesley |
Club Brugge KV, 26 Aug - 31 May 22 |
M Conor Hourihane |
Sheffield United, 30 Aug to 31 May 22 |
RB Frédéric Guilbert |
RC Strasbourg Alsace, 31 Aug - 30 Jun 22 |

Not Selected | 6 |
GK Viljami Sinisalo
CB Sil Swinkels
M Aaron Ramsey
M Hayden Lindley
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace
CF Caleb Chukwuemeka


Possession F | 40%
Possession A | 60%
Shots F | 7
Shots A | 28
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 9


“We’ve been close (to winning) in the last couple of years that we’ve played here. People will look at and say it’s a big result but it was an even bigger performance. We deserved the win as well and we had the bigger chances.

“I thought we were aggressive and brave against a front four of Ronaldo, Pogba, Fernandes and Greenwood and we stood resolute.

“We wanted to be brave. We were too passive in that first half at times but we wanted to go down that right-hand side. We got on the front foot, we felt we could get down the sides with Ollie’s running and Danny Ings’ running and build up with our wing-backs.

“What epitomised the performance and how brave it was was Matt Cash crossing for Matt Targett in the six-yard box and then putting it over. That just showed our attacking intent.
“I thought it was a very harsh penalty. I’m not sure where is is supposed to put his arms when it flashes across. For me, justice was done when he missed it.

“We caused them problems from set pieces all game but the biggest thing for me is the bravery we showed coming here and going toe-to-toe with them.”

Dean Smith.




GK Emiliano Martínez
LB Matt Targett
CB Kortney Hause
CB Tyrone Mings
CB Ezri Konsa
RB Matty Cash
M John McGinn
M Jacob Ramsey
M Douglas Luiz
F Danny Ings
CF Ollie Watkins


GK David De Gea, CB Harry Maguire (CB Victor Lindelöf), CB Raphaël Varane, LB Luke Shaw (RB Diogo Dalot), RB Aaron Wan-Bissaka, M Paul Pogba, M Fred, M Bruno Fernandes, M Scott McTominay (CF Edinson Cavani), CF Cristiano Ronaldo, W Mason Greenwood.

Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
Team Cost: £490.15m
Average Age: 27.09
Homegrown players: 2

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on


W Emiliano Buendía for F Danny Ings | 78’ |
CF Cameron Archer for M Jacob Ramsey | 86’ |


GK Jed Steer
CB Lamare Bogarde
M Marvelous Nakamba
M Carney Chukwuemeka
W Bertrand Traoré
W Ashley Young
W Anwar El Ghazi


HT Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa
66’ Booking, John McGinn, bad foul
78’ Sub off, Danny Ings, Sub on, Emiliano Buendía
86’ Sub off, Jacob Ramsey, Sub on, Cameron Archer
88’ Goal, 1-0, Kortney Hause, Assist by Douglas Luiz
90’ Booking, Matty Cash, bad foul
90’+1 Mike Dean awards Manchester United their fourth penalty against Villa in five games
90’+3 Missed penalty, (Manchester United)
FT Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa


Dean Smith’s Villa make it three wins, one draw and two defeats in the Premier League this season and climb to 7th in the table after six games.

With Villa taking the lead on 88’, referee Mike Dean awards a 90’+1 minute penalty to Manchester United, which is subsequently missed to allow Villa to record their first win at Old Trafford since 2009.

Prior to this game, and since Villa's return to the Premier League, three of four matches against Manchester United had been settled in United’s favour through questionable penalty decisions.

Sunday, 9 May 2021
Villa leading 1-0 at home before Manchester United are awarded a questionable penalty on 52’ by Chris Kavanagh and go on to win 1-3.

Friday, 1 January 2021
Villa are level at Old Trafford 1-1, then Michael Oliver awards Manchester United a questionable penalty on 61’ to give them a 1-2 win over Villa.

Thursday, 9 July 2020
Villa are goalless with Manchester United at Villa Park before Jonathan Moss awards Manchester United a questionable penalty on 27’ to set them on the way to a 0-3 win over Villa.

Ezri Konsa made his 75th appearance for the club since joining in August 2019.

Kortney Hause marks his 50th appearance for the club since joining in January 2019 with the winner at Old Trafford.


With three of Villa's last four defeats to Manchester United being decided by questionable penalty decisions all eyes were on Mike Dean at Old Trafford and he stuck to the script, but United couldn't capitalise on their latest gift, Saturday, 25 September 2021.


*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 25 September 2021

Bruno Fernandes missed a 93rd-minute penalty as Aston Villa won at Old Trafford for the first time in 12 years in a pulsating match.

Kortney Hause had put Villa ahead with a powerful header two minutes from the end of normal time before the defender handled inside the box to present Manchester United with a lifeline.

However, Fernandes blazed high over the bar in front of the Stretford End as United’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season came to an end.

Having suffered an early Carabao Cup exit at the hands of West Ham, United have lost their past two home games without scoring.

Villa missed two big chances before a dramatic finale.

After Matt Targett blazed over inside the six-yard area, Ollie Watkins could only fire at David de Gea after the United keeper had passed straight to the Villa forward following Harry Maguire’s backpass.

In a thrilling game, Ezri Konsa also headed another chance over after beating Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the air, while Watkins was denied by De Gea at full stretch in the second half.

At the other end, Emiliano Martinez kept out Maguire’s header and Paul Pogba nodded wide when the France midfielder should have scored.

When substitute Edinson Cavani’s header struck Hause’s arm deep into stoppage time, referee Mike Dean immediately pointed to the spot.
Fernandes, however, ballooned his attempt high over Martinez’s crossbar leaving Villa to celebrate a famous win.

It capped a bitterly frustrating day for United.

They had 28 shots yet failed to find the net. It was also the first time Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score since re-signing.

Solskjaer is expected to deliver trophies this season after a busy - and expensive - summer in the transfer market.

Memorable win for Villa

Villa arrived at Old Trafford seeking a first point on the road in the Premier League.

They left celebrating a memorable victory after a highly impressive performance.

Not since Gabriel Agbonlahor scored the winner in 2009 have Villa won at Old Trafford but Dean Smith’s side revelled in their surroundings as they carved out several clear-cut chances.

Targett will wonder how on earth he missed from close range after a lovely move involving John McGinn and Matty Cash.

With England boss Gareth Southgate watching from the directors’ box, Watkins will feel he should have done better after De Gea’s mistake before the United keeper denied Villa’s number 11 after half-time with a diving stop.

Villa secured nine away wins on their way to finishing a respectable 11th last season.

After back-to-back defeats on their travels, they are up and running on the road after a powerful headed finish by Hause, making his first league start of the season in place of Axel Tuanzebe, who was not eligible to face his parent club.