Friday, January 28

Premier League LIVE: Man Utd lead at Aston Villa

Welcome to 90min‘s live coverage of all the Premier League action on Saturday.

The action got off with a real bang, with Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea travelling to the Etihad Stadium to face runaway leaders Manchester City in what was already being billed as a potential title decider.

The 3pm (GMT)-kick-offs saw Newcastle host Watford, Norwich battle Everton and Wolves face Southampton, before the action comes to a close with Manchester United’s trip to Aston Villa at 5:30.

You can read our coverage from those earlier kick-offs via the links below, while we’ll also be covering Aston Villa vs Man Utd play-by-play.

HT – ASTON VILLA 0-1 MAN UTD

That’s the end of the first half. Man Utd have dominated for the most part, while Villa finally began making chances as the opening 45 came to a close. Gerrard may have to throw Coutinho on sooner rather than later…

36 mins – DE GEA DENIES BUENDIA!

What a save! Emiliano Buendia – the shortest player on the pitch – manages to win a header at the near post from a corner, but the Spanish stopper is equal to it.

32 mins – VILLA HAVE THEIR FIRST SHOT!

How nice of you to join us, Aston Villa. It’s a shame Ollie Watkins’ effort on the counter was so tame.

28 mins – GREENWOOD CLOSE AGAIN!

Greenwood has been lively. He’s just thrashed one inches wide of Martinez’s net – you can sense another United goal coming…

19 mins – ANOTHER UNITED CHANCE!

It’s been one-way traffic so far. Edinson Cavani is causing all sorts of havoc in the Villa box, drawing defenders away and leaving Mason Greenwood unmarked – the youngster just had a close-range effort denied by Martinez.

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12 mins – CHANCE!

United have started this game well, despite how fortunate their goal was. Anthony Elanga – making a Premier League start for the first time – rose above Matty Cash to reach a cross, but his header only found the side netting.

6 mins – GOAL! Aston Villa 0-1 Man Utd (Fernandes)

Man Utd have the lead! Alex Telles touches a free-kick to Bruno Fernandes, who lets fly from range – and somehow the shot squirms through Emiliano Martinez and into the net. Oh dear.

Good evening, football fans! Saturday’s Premier League action comes to a close with Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa hosting Manchester United.

The big news prior to kick-off is that Cristiano Ronaldo has not recovered from a hip problem in time to feature at Villa Park, while Philippe Coutinho is among the substitutes for the hosts.

Lucas Digne, fresh from his move from Everton, starts for the Villans, and Anthony Elanga is playing his first Premier League game from the off for United.

Aston Villa XI: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne; Luiz, Sanson, Ramsey; Buendia, Ings, Watkins

Man Utd XI: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Telles; Matic, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Elanga; Cavani

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