Gabriel Agbonlahor’s first-half header was the only goal of the game as Aston Villa stunned champions Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford.
Victory for Villa – their first in M16 since 1983 and their first against United, home or away, for 14 years – was enough to propel Martin O’Neill’s side into third place in the Premier League.
For United, defeat represented a huge missed opportunity to join Chelsea at the top of the table after the Blues had earlier dropped two points in a 3-3 draw at home to Everton.
Alex Ferguson’s side will now end the weekend three points behind the leaders following their first league defeat at home this season.
G. Agbonlahor goal:
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