Breakers douse blaze to stay unbeaten
The club made history on Wednesday afternoon when it lost only one match at Loftus Road in three years, as Manchester United defeated Aston Villa 0-0 to finish top of the Premier League with 11 points from nine matches.
The Black Cats lost only one in the last 25 years and could have had more if not for another remarkable sequence of events that began in the 86th minute and continued for much of the second half as Ashley Young was hauled down under Joe Hart’s effort from the edge of the box.
At least twice United goalkeeper Rob Green put the game beyond doubt early in the second half but again the Black Cats failed to score any, and in the aftermath of the defeat he said: “No-one should want to lose a game in the Championship, but the bottom line is, we got away with it tonight.”
Kevin Young and Paul Pogba equalise against Villa
United’s only two shots on target before half time were headed inside the box by Young after a delightful move from James Milner was the catalyst for 창원 출장 안마the hosts. A late attempt from Ashley Young forced David de Ge골목a into a smart save from the Belgian keeper but the keeper was unable to prevent the rebound.
Louis van Gaal’s side also had some chances as they created more chances to equalise and after Ryan Giggs was denied by the outside of the post, Anthony Martial went close on 65 minutes before John Stones went close to finding Ashley Young but his shot from five yards was well struck wide.
After coming from behind to level the scores, United keeper Rob Green made one final desperate tackle to deny Ashley Young
Despite the defeat, Van Gaal said he “believes we can keep going” and the Belgian was very pleased with his side’s performance but he did not feel it was enough to overcome United, who face Liverpool on Satu모나코 카지노rday before facing Swansea at Old Trafford next Saturday.
“At half time when you lose, we need to try for five more points,” said Van Gaal. “I would say it’s not enough to win, we’ve been playing pretty well and we should have been in a winning position [against Norwich] and at half time [we could have won at West Brom].
“So I think we’re ready to play the other four games in the season when we are happy with the performance and I believe we can keep going.
“We lost but we’re not afraid of what is ahead of us and that’s the important thing.”