Sheffield United v Aston Villa: Premier League – as it happened
Villa put five past Sheffield United. And what’s more, they had five different scorers. John McGinn got the show on the road, rifling into an empty net after Anel Ahmedhodzic had hooked an Ollie Watkins dink off the line.
Mr Watkins got Villa’s second, finishing with aplomb after running on to an exquisite Douglas Luiz pass from deep. Leon Bailey scored their third, cutting inside his man before curling a purler into the top corner, while Youri Tielemans’s was the next cab off the rank to make it 4-0 after 30 minutes.
Less than two minutes after the break, Alex Moreno spanked home Villa’s fifth and that’s how the score stayed despite a spirited but utterly futile effort from United towards the end of the game. Emi Martinez was forced to make a double-save, while Vniicius Souza had what he thought was a late consolation chalked off for offside.