Nov 10, 2012 at 5.30pm UK at ​Villa Park
Aston Villa
2-3
Man UtdManchester United
Weimann (45', 50')
Ireland (56')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Vlaar (63' og.), Hernández (58', 87')
Carrick (65')

Half-Time Report: Andreas Weimann hands Aston Villa advantage

Andreas Weimann scores on the stroke of half-time to give Aston Villa the advantage against Manchester United.

Andreas Weimann has given Aston Villa a half-time lead in a tight contest with Manchester United at half-time.

Aston Villa players celebrate© PA Photos

Ashley Young, who was jeered by the home crowd throughout the first half, had United's first chance with a curling effort that landed just wide of Brad Guzan's post.

The hosts looked dangerous on the counter-attack but lacked quality in the final third of the pitch, with Andreas Weimann wasting a glorious opportunity to pick out Stephen Ireland inside the area.

United came into the game as the first half progressed, as Young and Antonio Valencia started to enjoy more time on the ball on either wing.

Ireland threatened to open the scoring before the break for Villa with a powerful strike that flew past the post.

However, it was Weimann who made up for his earlier mistake to give Villa the lead on the stroke of half-time from the edge of the box following good work from Christian Benteke.

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