By | July 24, 2022
Perth, Australia — Manchester United were denied an unbeaten record during their trip to Thailand in Thailand and Australia after they conceded a last-minute equalizer in a 2-2 draw against Aston Villa in Perth.

Jadon Sancho’s third goal of the summer , and an Matty Cash own goal made United in front at half-time 2-0. Leon Bailey pulled one back in the second half, but Erik ten Hag’s side appeared to be on the right track to secure their fourth win in a row. Calum Chambers scored by scoring a header in the final minutes.

After a heavy downpour in Perth the game was allowed to go ahead three hours before kickoff , following an examination.

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The pitch, which was used for Leeds as well as Crystal Palace 24 hours prior caused it to be difficult for players to stay on their feet on the ground, but United did not let up in the first half , thanks to an outstanding performance by Ten Hag’s front three players of Sancho, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

Harry Maguire, receiving a more warm reception here than in Melbourne and was close to scoring to scoring with a first-half header that was well prevented from Emiliano Martinez before Sancho was able to get the Villa keeper dive down to the left following the transfer of the ball for 40 yards.

Martinez was finally defeated after just 25 minutes.

Rashford was able to hold the ball in the left side, waiting to see Luke Shaw’s overlapping run, and Sancho shot in his cross six yards. The pitch was damaged by a torrent of rain in the middle of the first period, but when the whistle for half-time rang, United had increased their advantage.

Ancho broke free on the right side and crossed the ball to Rashford his finishing hit Cash and was looped back into the net.

Ten Hag retained the same XI on the field to start the second half , but the team of Villa who got off to the best start.

Just five minutes had passed after the interval when Bailey who was an injury substitute for the half-time period, ran through United’s defence and cut in the Victor Lindelof and swung a shot through Maguire before launching it into the corner of the lower.

It seemed like it was just an attempt to provide consolation to Villa after a relatively quiet second half. However, during the second half of the stoppage time Chambers was the highest player to shoot into an area from the left.

It is a sign that United finish their trip with three victories and a draw from four matches after winning against Liverpool, Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace.

The team are scheduled to return to Manchester on Sunday, ahead of their next match with Atletico Madrid in Oslo on Saturday.

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