Anwar El Ghazi’s last-gasp penalty fired 10-man Aston Villa to a dramatic 1-0 win towards Wolves, whereas under-fire Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ready for an important derby towards Manchester City on Saturday. In the primary of the day’s Premier League video games, Dutch winger El Ghazi struck from the spot in stoppage-time to carry Villa into eighth place. Villa had Douglas Luiz despatched off within the ultimate minutes for 2 bookings, after the Brazilian midfielder caught Daniel Podence with an elbow. But Nelson Semedo’s foul on John McGinn triggered El Ghazi’s penalty earlier than Wolves midfielder Joao Moutinho was dismissed for a second yellow card, simply moments from full-time in a fractious native derby.
After two successive defeats, Villa will hope they’re again on monitor with simply their second win in six video games.
Villa have received 4 of their 5 away league matches this season, whereas mid-table Wolves have just one win of their final 5 video games.
With Raul Jimenez out after surgical procedure on the fractured cranium he suffered towards Arsenal, Wolves handed a primary Premier League begin to 18-year-old striker Fabio Silva — a membership document ($46 million) signing from Porto within the close-season.
It was two weeks since Villa final performed after the Newcastle match was postponed as a result of their opponents’ coronavirus outbreak, and so they took some time to get going in consequence.
Villa appealed for a penalty when the ball glanced off Romain Saiss’ shoulder as he stooped to move clear, however VAR ignored their protests.
Wolves completed the primary half strongly, with Daniel Podence forcing Emiliano Martinez to save lots of his low drive.
Martinez saved out Leander Dendoncker’s stinging strike and Silva almost broke the impasse, when his glancing header drifted narrowly large.
Silva was inches away from a primary Premier League aim when he took Podence’s cross and rifled his first-time shot previous Martinez, solely to see the ball cannon again off the publish.
Luiz’s stray elbow earned him a pink card from Mike Dean within the 85th minute, however El Ghazi received it from the penalty spot after McGinn’s burst was halted by Semedo.
Later, Solskjaer’s United will look to bounce again from their Champions League exit in midweek.
Following a run of 4 straight league wins, the Red Devils can declare to be within the hunt for a primary league title since Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013 despatched them into decline.
But the helter-skelter nature of a few of these victories, allied to the shoddy defending that led to a 3-2 defeat to RB Leipzig in midweek, means the strain is as soon as once more on Solskjaer.
A fourth defeat in six Premier League video games at Old Trafford this season may see United end the weekend eight factors off the leaders, albeit with a sport in hand.
City are some extent behind United, in seventh, however Pep Guardiola’s males seem like coming into kind after recording back-to-back league wins for the primary time this season.
In stark distinction to United’s Champions League woes, City’s serene progress into the last-16, with two video games to spare, allowed Guardiola to depart Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus in reserve for the derby.
In Saturday’s different matches, Chelsea journey to Everton and Newcastle host West Bromwich Albion.
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