Vidic grabs Man Utd a point in late show at Villa
Goals in the final minutes of a hectic second half saw Manchester United pull back a two goal deficit to draw 2-2 at Villa Park against Aston Villa. Villa came within nine minutes of winning only their second game against United in the Premiership as goals from Ashley Young from the penalty spot, then a close range effort from Marc Albrighton seemed to have sealed the game with 14 minutes remaining.
For the host's inexperienced side it seemed only justice after James Collins and Gabriel Agbonlahor had hit the visitor's woodwork.
But United have a habit of scoring late and the fightback began in the 81st minute.
A point was salvaged within four minutes as defender Nemanja Vidic glanced a header past Brad Friedel.
Twice in added time United could have nicked all three points but that would have been harsh on Villa who played their part in a breathtaking encounter.
Referee: Mike Dean
Venue: Villa Park Attendance: 40,073
Aston Villa scorers: Young (pen) 72, Albrighton 76 Man Utd scorers: Macheda 81, Vidic 85
ASTON VILLA 01 Friedel 02 L Young (yellow card) 03 Warnock 05 Dunne 29 Collins 06 Downing 07 Young (yellow card) 12 Albrighton (Lichaj 88) 25 Bannan (yellow card) 28 Hogg (Herd 90) 11 Agbonlahor (Delfouneso 78)
Substitutes 22 Guzan, 30 Lichaj, 34 Lowry, 27 Osbourne, 31 Herd, 35 Johnson, 14 Delfouneso
MAN UTD 01 Van der Sar 03 Evra 05 Ferdinand 06 Brown (yellow card) 15 Vidic (yellow card) 13 Park Ji-Sung (Smalling 86) 16 Carrick 17 Nani (yellow card) 24 Fletcher 09 Berbatov (Obertan 73) 14 Hernandez (yellow card) (Macheda 73)
Substitutes 40 Amos, 12 Smalling, 20 Fabio Da Silva, 22 O'Shea, 28 Gibson, 26 Obertan, 27 Macheda