Manchester United dominated the first round match against Aston Villa. MU led 2-0 thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood.
The course of the match
Both teams roll the ball in front of the opponent’s penalty box but haven’t made a penetration. In the 10th minute, a foul by Bruno Fernandes gave Villa a free kick. However, the execution of Douglas Luiz regarding the fence of Man United’s life.
New dangerous opportunities are created in the 19th minute. Villa endanger MU goal.
Ezri Konsa sent a mature cross from the right wing that was received by Jack Grealish near the far post. Without escort, Grealish welcomed with a first-time shot but the ball instead bounced.
In the 25th minute, Villa terrorized MU’s defense again. Starting from Paul Pogba’s mistake for losing the ball, Trezeguet dribbled towards the MU goal before releasing a shot that hit the pole.
MU was awarded a penalty a minute later after Fernandes collided with Konsa. Fernandes stepped forward as the executor then sent Pepe Reina in the wrong direction. MU leads Villa 1-0 in the 27th minute.
Anthony Martial stabbed into the penalty box before firing a right-footed shot that was easily caught by Reina. Not long after, another threat came from Greenwood but his strike could be driven.
Coming to halftime, MU almost added its superiority. Martial and Luke Shaw’s collaboration on the left ended with a cross that was headed by Fernandes. The ball bounced thin over the crossbar Villa.
The second goal awaited MU finally created in injury time. From a quick counterattack, the one-two collaboration with Martial ended Greenwood with a curved shot from area D that conquered Reina. MU winning 2-0, which lasted until halftime.