Bertrand Traore’s stunning finish had Villa dreaming of a first home league victory against United since 1995, but Solskjaer’s side dug deep and secured a 3-1 triumph – a competition record 10th comeback win of the season.
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The Whites eased to a 3-0 win over Southampton last time out, while an out-of-sorts Villa succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Leicester City.
Bertrand Traore pounced on a loose pass by Cedric Soares and crossed to Watkins, whose first-time shot from a central position took a deflection off Rob Holding and squirmed into the net past Mat Ryan — an Arsenal debutant in goal.
First-half goals from Ollie Watkins and Bertrand Traore were enough for three points to lift them to eighth place in the English Premier League with 29 points after a coronavirus-enforced break.
The hosts led through Bertrand Traore’s early opener and should have been further ahead when Tyrone Mings was shown two yellow cards in quick succession just before half-time.
Chelsea face the threat of a two-year transfer ban following a long FIFA investigation into the signing of Bertrand Traore.
Cameroon striker, Vincent Aboubakar, and Burkina Faso’s Bertrand Traore were placed fifth and sixth in a demographic made available by the Confederation of African Football on Friday.
The Blues needed to avoid defeat and hope that Atalanta were unable to do the same at Apollon Limassol in the night’s other Group E fixture, but neither result went their way