Gallery: 10 best photos from Aston Villa’s famous win over Man Utd - as Emery shines on debut
The best images from Aston Villa’s glorious 3-1 win over Manchester United in the Premier League - including Villa Park celebrations and a frustrated Cristiano Ronaldo.
Aston Villa recorded a famous victory over Manchester United on Sunday afternoon as they beat the Red Devils on home soil for the first time since 1995. It was a dream start for new manager Unai Emery as United left Villa Park embarrassed.
The Lions ran out 3-1 victors courtesy of goals from Leon Bailey, Lucas Digne and Jacob Ramsey. It took just six minutes for a revived Villans side to take the lead, as Bailey fired low and hard into the bottom corner from a tight angle.
Just four minutes later, things got even better as Lucas Digne whipped in a pinpoint free-kick to make it 2-0. Ramsey, who drove forward with the ball, was brought down by Luke Shaw on the edge of the penalty area. Digne’s resultant effort curled over the wall and gave David De Gea no chance – his first goal in claret and blue.
The Red Devils were handed a route back into the game just before the break as Ramsey failed to clear a cross and it fell to Shaw on the edge of the area. The England international then fired toward Martinez and it took a wicked deflection off Ramsey to go into the back of the net. An own goal.
Tensions in the ground rose but soon diminished as Villa grabbed a clinical third on the counter attack. Disappointment just before half time to delight after - Ramsey put right his wrong as he opened up his body and struck the ball into the top right-hand corner of the net.
Helped by Emery issuing instructions from the touchline, the Lions hung on for a well-earned and well-fought victory at Villa Park. Now the emotions have settled a little, we’ve picked out the 10 best photos from the game.