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Aston Villa 1-2 Man Utd: Scott McTominay’s late winner blows race for Champions League football wide open

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Report and free match highlights as Man Utd blow the race for Champions League football wide open with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa; Rasmus Hojlund scored again to give United the lead; Douglas Luiz equalised after constant Villa pressure; Scott McTominay scored a late winner.

Scott McTominay’s late winner earned Manchester United a first away league victory against a top-nine side under Erik ten Hag, as Aston Villa were beaten 2-1 to blow the race for Champions League football wide open.

In-form United started fast at Villa Park and took a deserved lead through Rasmus Hojlund’s fifth goal in five Premier League games.

The pressure eventually told as Douglas Luiz fired home from Leon Bailey’s cross with over 20 minutes to go – but United had the last laugh.

Substitute McTominay headed Diogo Dalot’s first-time cross in from close range with four minutes of normal time to play to earn United a precious three points, which moves them within five points of fifth-placed Villa.