Manchester United vs Aston Villa Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: April 22, 2013; Time: 8:00 PM BST;
Venue: Old Trafford — Manchester.
The Red Devils will be looking for another three points which will close them to 20th title. Sir Alex Ferguson’s team will try to get back on the winning ways, while Paul Lambert’s improving men are in need of points to stay away from the relegation zone.
Manchester United stands at the top of the EPL with 81 points from 33 games, having 26 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses so far this season. The Red Devils have 13 points advantage over their city rivals Man City. Their present form has seen 2 losses, 2 wins and 1 draw from last five games. Last five home matches the Red Devils have finished with 1 draw, 2 wins and 2 defeats. Man Utd have played a 2-2 away draw with West Ham in midweek.
Aston Villa goes 17th in the league table with 34 points from 33 games, winning 8, drawing 10 and losing 15 so far this season. The Midlands are just 3 points above the relegation line and 18th-placed Wigan. Their present from has seen 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw from last five games. Last five away matches the West Midland side have finished with 2 losses, 1 draw and 2 wins. Aston Villa played a 1-1 draw with Fulham last weekend. Aston Villa have a worst defensive record in the EPL alongside with Norwich and Newcastle.
Sir Alex Ferguson could rotate his squad. Jonny Evans could play instead Rio Ferdinand or Nemanja Vidic. Tom Cleverley, Ryan Giggs and Nani could start in midfield zone. Ashley Young has an ankle injury and Paul Scholes is out with knee problem, so they remain sidelined.
Paul Lambert could name the same squad that played against Stoke and Fulham. Ciaran Clark is available, but Nathan Baker is still expected in the centre of defence. Gabriel Agbonlahor could recover from a thigh injury in time.
Manchester United line-up: De Gea, Rafael, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Kagawa, Rooney, Van Persie.
Last three matches:
West Ham 2 – Man Utd. 2;
Stoke 0 – Man Utd. 2;
Man Utd. 1 – Manchester City FC 2.
Aston Villa line-up: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Baker, Bennett, Westwood, Delph, N’Zogbia, Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor.
Last three matches:
Aston Villa 1 – Fulham 1;
Stoke 1 – Aston Villa 3;
Aston Villa 1 – Liverpool 2.