Aston Villa 1 - Manchester United 3
Gerard Pique was given his second start after Nemanja Vidic failed to recover from an injury he picked up in the match against Wigan Athletic two weeks back. Wayne Rooney struck twice and missed a penalty as Manchester United eased to victory against nine-man Aston Villa. The 3rd came in the last minute of the half, Gerard Pique's header was cleared off the line by Young, but when Rio Ferdinand reacted first, Gardner could only lash his attempted clearance into his own net.
Aston Villa: Carson, Mellberg, Knight (Taylor 67), Laursen, Bouma, Gardner (Maloney 53), Reo-Coker, Barry, Young, Agbonlahor, Moore (Osbourne 54).Subs Not Used: Davies, Petrov.
Sent Off: Reo-Coker (60), Carson (66).
Booked: Reo-Coker, Young.
Goals: Agbonlahor 13.
Man Utd: Van der Sar, Pique, Brown, Ferdinand, Evra, Nani, Anderson, Scholes (O'Shea 77), Giggs (Ronaldo 76), Tevez (Fletcher 73), Rooney.Subs Not Used: Kuszczak, Simpson.
Booked: Scholes, Nani.
Goals: Rooney 36, 44, Ferdinand 45, Giggs 75.
Ref: Rob Styles (Hampshire).