Coutinho saves Aston Villa from defeat to Manchester United

Aston Villa and Manchester United match ended in a 2-2 draw on Saturday in round 22 of the English Premier League.

Manchester United wasted a win over hosts Aston Villa being forced into a draw thanks to Brazilian substitute Philipe Coutinho in his debut after arriving on loan from Barcelona until the end of the season. Cristiano Ronaldo missed United for the second match in a row due to a minor muscle problem, according to what German coach Ralph Rangnik announced.

United took the lead with an early goal for Portuguese Bruno Fernandez when he hit a powerful ball, which Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez missed and passed between his legs before falling into the net (6). Opportunities continued from both sides and Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea shined in keeping away many balls for the Villa team. United managed to double their lead when Morgan Sanson passed a wrong ball near his team’s area, and Brazilian Fred took advantage of it and passed it to Fernandez, who shot it into the roof of the goal (67).

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Coach Steven Gerrard quickly pushed Coutinho, who signed him this week on loan from Barcelona, and helped reduce the gap. After playing a great team game, he provided the ball to Jacob Ramsey inside the area, who hit it strongly out of De Gea’s reach (77). Three minutes later, Villa managed to equalize after Ramsey passed Coutinho a cross towards the goal amid a poor defensive positioning from United’s players, who followed it easy into the net (82).

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