Soccer-Emery enjoys winning start as Villa end Man United's unbeaten run

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[1/3] Soccer Football - Premier League - Aston Villa v Manchester United - Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain - November 6, 2022 Aston Villa's Leon Bailey scores their archetypal extremity REUTERS/Carl Recine

BIRMINGHAM, England, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Aston Villa manager Unai Emery tasted triumph successful his archetypal crippled successful complaint arsenic his broadside bushed Manchester United 3-1 successful the Premier League connected Sunday, the visitors' archetypal decision successful 10 matches successful each competitions.

Former Arsenal brag Emery was fixed a lukewarm invited by location supporters up of the match, and helium could not person wished for a amended commencement to beingness backmost successful the Premier League arsenic Villa raced into a two-goal pb wrong 11 minutes.

Leon Bailey arrowed a onslaught into the bottommost country to springiness Villa the lead, earlier Lucas Digne curled a sublime escaped footwear past the despairing dive of United goalkeeper David de Gea, overmuch to Emery's delight connected the touchline.

United improved a large woody arsenic the fractional wore on, creating respective openings earlier Luke Shaw's onslaught took a immense deflection disconnected Jacob Ramsey and recovered the nett connected the cusp of halftime to springiness the visitors hope.

Those hopes were rapidly dashed, however, arsenic Ramsey made amends, uncovering the apical country 4 minutes into the 2nd fractional to reconstruct Villa's two-goal advantage.

Tempers flared arsenic the lucifer reached its climax, but United could not muster a comeback, losing for the archetypal clip astatine Villa Park successful the league since 1995 to enactment 5th successful the standings arsenic a well-deserved triumph lifted Villa to 14th.

It was a tally of 23 games that United had gone unbeaten astatine Villa Park successful the Premier League -- the longest undefeated distant tally a squad has had against different successful English league past -- but the penning was connected the partition from the commencement connected Sunday.


Ramsey acceptable Jamaican winger Bailey done connected extremity and helium rifled location the opener -- the archetypal extremity United person conceded from unfastened play successful implicit 12 hours of shot successful each competitions.

Things went from atrocious to worse for the visitors erstwhile Ramsey won a escaped kick, and afloat backmost Digne stroked an unstoppable changeable into the net.

United yet recovered their feet conscionable aft the half-hour mark, with Emiliano Martinez successful the Villa extremity forced into 2 good saves to contradict youngster Alejandro Garnacho and skipper for the time Cristiano Ronaldo

Shaw's onslaught did not look similar it was heading for the net, but the immense deviation disconnected Ramsey's backmost gave Martinez nary chance.

That changeable of luck proved to beryllium lone a consolation for a below-par United, arsenic Ramsey, who had ran United ragged each afternoon, fired location Ollie Watkins's walk to reconstruct Villa's two-goal advantage.

Each of the erstwhile 9 managers to look United successful their archetypal Premier League lucifer successful complaint of a squad had each lost, with the Spaniard becoming lone the 4th to get disconnected to a winning commencement with a caller broadside against the 20-times top-flight champions.

Reporting by Peter Hall, editing by Ed Osmond

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