Manchester United, today, went head to head with English opponents ‘Aston Villa‘ at the club friendlies at the 60000 capacity Optus Stadium in Australia.
The united boys under the management of Ten Hag, have displayed very impressive performances in the past three games this pre-season, beating Liverpool, Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace.
The 90+4 minutes of play today, between the both teams resulted in a 2-2 draw, after Aston Villa stars managed to score two awesome equalizers in the second half of the game, after conceding two goals in the first half of play.
The match kicked off at 10:47 AM (WAT) and the game went on goalless for over 20 minutes, with a tough play of tireless and desirous attempts for goal from both sides.
At exactly 25 minutes, Man United left6-back, L. Shaw assisted Jadon Sancho to secure the first goal of the game in favor of Manchester United.
Aston Villa, continued to make efforts to get past the United defenders and come up with an equalizer but up to no avail. About 3 minutes to the end of the first half, Aston Villa’s defender, Matty Cash, deflected Rashford’s strike from a Jadon Sancho cross to score an own goal, making the score line 2 – Nil.
The second half resumed with Aston Villa striving even harder to level the game and the United players continued to defend the two goals they bagged in the first half of the game, at the 49th minute, Aston Villa striker Leon Bailey managed to get the ball past the goal, after an assist from E. Buendia, this came shortly after the midfielder, Emi Buendia came on as a substitution for Philippe Coutinho.
Hopes were risen again, of Aston Villa making the game level and the players continued to strive hard to make an equalizer up until the 90 minutes were exhausted, the referee, gave an additional 4 minutes of play and Aston Villa’s defender, Calum Chambers, after getting an assist from L. Bailey, scored an equalizer for the English side and the game was drawn to a close shortly after that.