The last match of the 1/32 final of the FA Cup took place on Monday evening. Manchester United hosted Aston Villa at their own stadium. From the very beginning the game was very even, although Steven Gerrard’s players seemed to have a slightly greater advantage. Unfortunately, the visitors gave themselves a goal very quickly. In the 8th minute Scott McTominay used Fred’s great cross and headed for Emiliano Martinez.
After this goal, the visitors started the attack and created much more situations for themselves under the goal of David De Gei. But nothing came of it. United players also threatened the opponents’ goal several times and it seems that they were even clearer opportunities. Right after the break, Aston Villa were leveled by Danny Ings, but the referee had to cancel the goal. Thanks to the intervention of the VAR system, Michael Oliver caught the offside. Despite further strenuous attempts, the players from Birmingham did not manage to score and the team of Ralf Rangnick was able to enjoy the promotion.
Matty Cash played the entire game for Aston Villa. The Polish representative had a solid performance and was even very close to scoring the equalizing goal. In the 66th minute, the 24-year-old showed off with an atomic shot on David De Gei’s goal, but the Spaniard showed off with a spectacular intervention and managed to bounce the ball right next to the post.
Gerrard cheated by United fans. A telling reaction from the Aston Villa coach
Despite the defeat, Monday’s game was special for Steven Gerrard. The 41-year-old, who became Aston Villa’s coach in November, is known primarily as a Liverpool legend. In the colors of the greatest rivals of Manchester United, the Englishman spent almost his entire career, playing 710 games.
As expected, Gerrard was not well received by Manchester United fans. The Englishman was teased by the Old Trafford stands as soon as he came onto the pitch. However, the legendary footballer did not do anything about it and only looked around with a confident face.