(Premier League) Villa earn point against sluggish Man United

Sports | 2 Dec 2019 12:36 pm

Manchester United's difficult season continued yesterday. They managed a  frustrating 2-2 draw in the Premier League against Aston Villa, whose defender Tyrone Mings had another standout performance.
It seemed United were getting into gear when Victor Lindelof's header put the Reds 2-1 ahead at Old Trafford from having been a goal down. But the lead lasted just two minutes before Villa hit back with Tyrone Mings' 66th-minute volley.
Earlier, Jack Grealish had given Villa the lead with a fine finish into the top corner after cutting inside.
United's equalizer just before halftime was written up as an own-goal for Tom Heaton, but really belonged to Marcus Rashford.
The United forward jumped for a header which came off the post and ricocheted into the net off Heaton's back before the Villa goalkeeper could react.
United have won just two of their last nine Premier League games and sit ninth, eight points off the Champions League spots.
Villa are 15th, three points above the relegation places in their  first season back in the Premier League since 2015-16.

In another game, Leicester didn't play like title contenders for most of their game against Everton, but got the result when it mattered.
Everton led until the 68th minute thanks to Richarlison's goal, before Jamie Vardy _ part of Leicester's 2016 title-winning team _ leveled for the hosts with help from Iheanacho.
Iheanacho scored deep into added time off a pass by Ricardo Pereira. Offside was given, but the video assistant referee system allowed the goal.-AP

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