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BIRMINGHAM, England -- A trio of observations on Aston Villa and Manchester United 1-1 draw in the Premier League.
1. Another mixed Man United display
Another mixed performance for Manchester United, but on this occasion they failed to convert it into three points. One was all they deserved in a game in which they failed to land punches during the first half and failed to land enough in the second.
Facing 10 men for the final 25 minutes, albeit 10 men backed by a ferocious home crowd, they couldn't...
Radamel Falcao clinched a 1-1 draw for Manchester United as 10-man Aston Villa ended their winning run.
The Colombian scored just his second United goal, cancelling out Christian Benteke's beautiful opener for the hosts.
Gabby Agbonlahor's controversial red card - after a 50-50 challenge with Ashley Young - forced Villa to play the final 25 minutes with 10 men, but they held on to end United's six-game winning streak and earn a deserved point.
Falcao had been recalled with James Wilson dropped while...
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The striker was missing from the defeat at Everton on Monday night but moved on to 11 goals for the season as he hit three to see off a West Brom side which had stunned Loftus Road with a scintillating start.
Harry Redknapp's side looked like the QPR of old in the opening exchanges, gifting chances and possession...
Southampton brought their worst losing streak of the 21st century to a comprehensive end as they impressively dispatched of Everton.
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That loss had repercussions far beyond denting confidence as suspension and injury problems mounted, yet Saints rallied to see off Everton 3-0 thanks to Romelu...