Rashford On Target As United Confirm Villa’s Relegation

Rashford On Target As United Confirm Villa’s Relegation

Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the match as Manchester United defeated Aston Villa 1-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday.


The defeat means Aston Villa have been officially relegated from the Premier League.


Eric Black's side went into the match knowing that only a win would further delay the inevitability of relegation, but Rashford's fourth Premier League goal condemned the visitors to Championship football next season.


The teenager scored hos seventh goal in 12 games in all competitions off an assist from Antonio Valencia after a long ball from Wayne Rooney set the Ecuador star free.


Villa went into the match with only one win from their last 40 league meetings against United and just one on their last 30 visits to Old Trafford, and sure enough they found themselves on the back foot early on as the hosts dominated possession in the opening exchanges.


United were largely limited to hoisting crosses into the box, which created half-chances for Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo in the opening 10 minutes.