Last Updated: 05/04/09 5:55pm
The referee blows his whistle for full-time. Man United have beaten Villa 3-2 to move to the top of the Premier League. It was a fantastic goal from Macheda to win this game. Villa performed really well today but they will leave Old Trafford with nothing.
It was a superb piece of skill from Macheda to set up his goal. The Man United sub beat Davies with a neat flick to find space. There is one minute left in this game.
GOAL MACHEDA! Macheda takes control of the ball just inside the Villa box and curls a super effort into the left hand corner of the goal. That is a fantastic strike to win the game for Man United.
Giggs' corner from the left is cleared by a strong header from Barry. Man United are on top at the end of this game.
Man United clear Giggs' corner from the right to Carrick on the opposite flank. The Man United midfielder's cross narrowly evades Evands as the home side continue to go close.
Welbeck takes control of Ronaldo's cross from the right and sees his weak effort saved by Friedel. Corner to Man United.
Ronaldo takes control of the ball after a poor clearance from Barry and sends a driven effort narrowly over the top of the Villa bar. It is a very interesting end to this match.
Carew's cross from the right takes a deflection off Evra and van der Sar is able to gather the loose ball.
Ashley Young looks to work his way into the Man United box but he overhits the ball and allows van der Sar to gather possession. Villa continue to cause the home side problems on the break.
Davies does well to win the ball from Macheda with a strong tackle on the left flank. The Man United sub has looked lively since his introduction.
Fletcher's powerful half-volley from just inside the Villa box is tipped over the top of the bar by Friedel. Man United fail to cause any problems with the resulting corner.
Shorey storms into the Man United box but loses control of the ball and allows Tevez to clear the danger.
Evra fails to win a free-kick as he falls to the ground under Reo-Coker's challenge. Man United continue to push forward.
The Old Trafford crowd now appear to believe that Man United can win this game. The Red Devils would move back to the top of the Premier League with three points.
GOAL RONALDO! Ronaldo takes control of a neat pass from Carrick and slots a driven effort into the bottom left hand corner of Friedel's goal from the edge of the Villa box.
Giggs' corner from the left is headed straight at Friedel in the centre of his goal by O'Shea. Villa are struggling to break out of their half.
Giggs' cross from the left is fired away from the Villa box by Davies. Man United are pushing for an equaliser.
Giggs' corner from the left is headed up in the air by Ronaldo. Tevez fouls Friedel as the Villa goalkeeper looks to claim the loose ball and the referee awards a free-kick.
Villa make a change as Man United wait to take their corner with Nigel Reo-Coker taking the place of Milner.
Ashley Young's free-kick from the left flank is punched away from the edge of his six-yard box by van der Sar.
Barry wins the ball from Tevez with a strong challenge on the edge of the Villa box. The midfielder has done well today.
Agbonlahor breaks forward as he looks to take some pressure away from Villa's defence. The away side will look to cause problems on the break.
Giggs' low cross from the left is scrambled away from danger by Cuellar as Man United start to put plenty of pressure on Villa's defence.
Giggs' corner from the left is headed narrowly over the top of the bar by Evans. Decent chance for Man United.
The Old Trafford crowd are starting to grow more frustrated. They know that Man United deserve to be losing this match.
Fletcher's cross from the right narrowly evades Macheda. The Man United striker appeals for a penalty as Davies challenged him as he went for the ball, however the referee waves play on. Barry is back on the field.
Man United are starting to push forward in numbers. They are causing Villa a few problems at the moment.
We have another break in play as Barry receives treatment. The Villa midfielder was caught by a strong challenge from Tevez on the top of his foot.
Tevez's attempted through ball to Ronaldo is cut out by Shorey as Man United start to dominate following Agbonlahor's goal.
Tevez is angry with the referee as a free-kick is awarded after he tangles with Cuellar on the edge of the Villa box. Man United are starting to become frustrated.
Man United make their first change of the match with young striker Federico Macheda replacing Nani. Cuellar is back on the field.
We have another break in play as Cuellar receives treatment. The Villa defender was caught by Friedel as the goalkeeper punched the ball away from danger.
Giggs' low cross from the left is turned away from danger by Shorey as Man United look to raise the tempo of their play.
Agbonlahor is back on the field after receiving treatment from the Vila physio. He will be fine to continue in this match.
GOAL AGBONLAHOR! Carew's lofted cross from the left is turned home by a brave header from Agbonlahor on the edge of the Man United six-yard box. The Villa striker was caught by van der Sar as he put his side 2-1 up.
Agbonlahor's looping cross from the right evades everyone in the Man United box as Villa continue to look the more dangerous side.
The linesman again makes the wrong decision as he flags to indicate that Agbonlahor is offside as he looks to reach Petrov's attempted through ball.
Ashley Young is caught offside as he looks to reach Shorey's ball down the left flank. That was the wrong decision from the linesman.
Luke Young does well to nip in and clear Giggs' through ball away from Tevez. The Man United striker has looked more lively in this half.
Ashley Young's free-kick from the left flank is flicked to Milner by Carew. The Villa winger fails to control his effort and Man United are able to clear the danger.
Cuellar halts Tevez's bustling run down the right flank and the Villa defender plays the ball out of play for a Man United throw-in.
Ronaldo concedes a free-kick in the Villa box as he catches Davies with a high boot. The Man United winger loosk frustrated with that decision.
Ashley Young's driven cross from the left is scrambled away from danger by O'Shea on the edge of the Man United box.
Villa have made a bright start to this half. They look happy in possession and know that the pace in their attack can cause Man United problems.
Davies does well to win the ball from Ronaldo with a strong challenge as the Man United winger looks to cut in from the left flank.
Man United are now 8/11 to win this match with Sky Bet, Villa are 5/1 and you can back the draw at 13/8.
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The referee blows his whistle for half-time. Villa have been the better side in the opening period but they allowed Man United to take the lead by conceding a silly free-kick. It will be an interesting second-haf as the Red Devils look to claim three points to move back to the top of the Premier League.
Carrick finds space on the edge of the Villa box and sends a rasping effort high over the top of the bar.
Giggs' attempted through ball to Tevez is intercepted by Barry and the Villa midfielder clears the danger.
Carew's driven cross from the right is turned away from danger by O'Shea. Villa continue to look dangerous when they break forward at speed.
Ashley Young cuts in from the left flank and sees his driven effort blocked by Evans as Man United continue to struggle to deal with Villa's attacking threat.
Friedel does well to claim Ronaldo's flick-on ahead of Giggs as the Man United forward looks to find space in the Villa box.
Agbonlahor fails to keep Carew's flicked header in play as the ball races out of play for a Man United goal-kick.
Ashley Young once again takes the ball away from Neville and sends a poor effort straight at van der Sar. Man United are currently unable to deal with Villa's pacy attack.
Milner storms forward and sees his driven effort from 25 yards easily saved by van der Sar at his left hand post.
Nani's free-kick from the left flank is knocked towards goal by a flicked header from Ronaldo. Friedel is able to easily deal with the effort in the centre of his goal.
Fletcher wins a free-kick on the left flank as Agbonlahor puts too much physical pressure on the Man United midfielder.
Carew jinks his way into the Man United box but his progress is eventually halted by O'Shea and Jonny Evans. Villa's strikers are looking dangerous.
Man United are looking to work a neat passing move in the Villa half but they are finding it tough to find space behind the away side's defence.
Villa deserve their equaliser. They have looked dangerous in attack and have caused Man United's defence plenty of problems.
GOAL CAREW! Barry's cross from the left is headed home by Carew from eight yards. The Villa striker easily turned the ball into the bottom far corner of the Man United goal.
Ashley Young's looping corner from the left is claimed with ease by van der Sar on the edge of his six-yard box.
Neville does well to race across and win the ball from Agbonlahor with a strong challenge on the right flank.
Petrov is caught offside as he looks to reach Carew's through ball. Man United are looking shaky in defence without Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.
Carew fires a driven effort wide of van der Sar's right hand post but he is penalised by the referee for a handball in the build up to the chance.
Agbonlahor beats Gary Neville on the right flank and sees his low cross claimed ahead of Carew by van der Sar. Poor defending from the Man United full-back.
Friedel races out of his goal to clear Carrick's through ball away from Tevez. Nani takes control of the loose ball but he wastes possession with a poor attempted pass to Tevez.
Luke Young concedes a free-kick as he knocks Nani to the ground just inside the Villa half. Man United are starting to dominate.
Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez fail to work a neat one-two as Cuellar does well to win the ball on the edge of the Villa box.
Nani's cross from the left is cleared away from danger by a half-volley from Cuellar. Man United are starting to look more dangerous in attacking positions.
The referee awards a free-kick as Carew challenges unfairly in the air as he tries to reach Ashley Young's corner from the left.
Ashley Young sees his free-kick from the edge of the Man United box turned away from a corner by van der Sar. Good save from the home side's goalkeeper.
Fletcher bundles Petrov to the ground on the edge of the Man United box to give Villa a free-kick in a dangerous position.
We have a break in play as Nani receives treatment after being hit by a clearance from Davies. The Man United winger should be fine to continue.
The Old Trafford crowd are now firmly behind Man United. They know how important three points would be to the Red Devils' title hopes.
Giggs takes control of Carrick's through ball but Cuellar is on hand to win a strong challenge. Man United waste the resulting corner.
GOAL RONALDO! Giggs cooly plays the ball to Cristiano Ronaldo and the Man United winger fires his effort into the top left hand corner of Friedel's goal from 10 yards. The home side lead 1-0.
Milner sends a passback to Brad Friedel and the Villa goalkeeper picks up the ball to give Man United a free-kick in the away side's box. Poor play from the Villa winger.
Fletcher fails to take advantage of a neat Man United passing move as he loses the ball to Carlos Cuellar on the right flank.
Carew's header loops over the head of Agbonlahor and van der Sar is able to gather the loose ball. Man United have made a very slow start to this match.
Ashley Young fails to work his way into the Man United box as Michael Carrick does well to produce a strong challenge. The Villa winger continues to look lively.
James Milner's looping cross from the right is cleared from danger by a strong header from Fletcher. Villa have played at a quick tempo so far.
Patrice Evra is knocked to the ground by Stiliyan Petrov to give Man United a free-kick after a spell of possession.
John Carew heads Ashley Young's corner from the left towards goal from six yards. Darren Fletcher is on the near post to clear the danger. Villa continue to dominate the start of this match.
John O'Shea does well to win the ball from Ashley Young on the left flank as Villa continue to impress at the start of this game.
Edwin van der Sar does well to clear Ashley Young's cross from the left away from danger as Gabriel Agbonlahor looks to get his head to the ball. Bright start from Villa.
Gareth Barry is bundled to the ground by Ryan Giggs to give Villa a free-kick on the halfway line. The away side waste the resulting set-piece as Ashley Young is caught offside.
Here is some more information about today's teams: Manchester United are without six senior stars - including Rio Ferdinand - as they look to regain top spot in the Premier League by beating Aston Villa at Old Trafford. With Ferdinand joining Nemanja Vidic on the sidelines, John O'Shea and Jonny Evans are paired together in central defence, while Carlos Tevez and Cristiano Ronaldo are named up front, with young striker Federico Macheda among the substitutes as United look to avoid a third successive league defeat for the first time since 2001. Villa also have their injury problems, with Emile Heskey among those missing from a side that has Nicky Shorey at left-back for the first time since January.
Man United are 2/5 to win this match with Sky Bet, Aston Villa are 15/2 and you can back the draw at 10/3.
The teams for today's game are: Man Utd: Van der Sar, Neville, O'Shea, Evans, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Fletcher, Ronaldo, Giggs, Tevez Subs: Foster, Park, Welbeck, Gibson, Martin, Macheda, Eckersley
Aston Villa: Friedel, Luke Young, Cuellar, Davies, Shorey, Milner, Petrov, Barry, Ashley Young, Carew, Agbonlahor Subs: Guzan, Delfouneso, Knight, Salifou, Reo-Coker, Gardner, Albrighton Referee: Mike Riley (Yorkshire)