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Aston Villa 1-3 Man United: Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani complete away-day turnaround

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 (AP)
(AP)

Manchester United maintained their fine away form to beat Aston Villa and leave Manchester City waiting for the Premier League title.

Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani after a fine opener by Bertrand Traore.

The result left United second on 70 points from 34 games, 10 behind City who have played a game more and missed a chance to secure the title on Saturday after they suffered a 2-1 home defeat by Chelsea.

Traore fired Villa ahead in the 24th minute with a brilliant strike into the top corner from 15 metres after some sloppy defending by the visitors, who gave the ball away several times deep in their own half.

Fernandes equalised with a 52nd-minute penalty, sending Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez the wrong way with a coolly taken spot-kick after a series of clumsy challenges by Douglas Luiz sent Paul Pogba tumbling over.

Greenwood turned the match on its head four minutes later with a neat shot on the turn from inside the penalty area after he shook off Villa centre back Tyrone Mings.

Substitute Edinson Cavani sealed United's victory with a glancing 87th-minute header before Villa striker Ollie Watkins was sent off, having received a second yellow card after he was adjudged to have dived in United's area.

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