11 Jan 2022 | 07:48 | Football
The former Liverpool midfielder experienced many emotions when he arrived at Old Trafford in the third round of the FA Cup at dawn on January 11 (Hanoi time).
On the morning of January 11 (Hanoi time), Steven Gerrard had his first visit to Old Trafford as a coach. While playing, he was the top scorer in English derby history with 9 goals. In the previous 17 times as a guest against MU, the former British player won 5 matches and lost 12 matches.
As Gerrard stepped out of the tunnel, boos rang out. Many fans called the former British player “a gentleman without a title” to talk about how Gerrard could not win the Premier League with Liverpool. The captain of Aston Villa did not hesitate to respond by moving towards the stands and then pulling his hand across his mouth.
Gerrard has a friendly gesture with coach Ralf Rangnick before the ball kicks off. In this season, Aston Villa once knocked MU right at Old Trafford, but this match took place under coach Dean Smith.
Aston Villa have been impressive away from home. They pressed well and created many good chances with direct hits on MU’s defence. “The Villains” just lacks precision in the final beats.
After many missed opportunities, Gerrard’s army also brought the ball into the net of MU with Danny Ings’ close-range shot in the 51st minute. However, the goal was disallowed when referee Michael Oliver watched it directly. slow rotation. He refused to recognize the goal for the visitors when he discovered that Jacob Ramsey was in an offside position and acted to prevent the back of Edison Cavani
In the 58th minute, MU’s net vibrated again after touching the ball in front of an empty goal of Ollie Watkins. The away team’s goal was still disallowed because of the offside error of the previous scorer, Ings.
Aston Villa pressed the pitch for most of the second half, but could not score and accept minimal defeat against MU. After an impressive start under coach Gerrard, “The Villains” showed signs of slowing down. They lost 4 of the last 5 matches in all competitions. Aston Villa will have the opportunity to collect debt in a rematch with MU at home in the Premier League on January 16
Philippe Coutinho cannot make his Aston Villa debut in today’s match. According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Brazilian midfielder has completed a medical test and is applying for a work permit. Sharing about rookie born in 1992, coach Gerrard said: “Coutinho is an excellent player. We are very happy to have him in the squad.”
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