Manchester United Leave It VERY Late to Go Back to Top of EPL

Daniel GoochAnalyst IApril 5, 2009

Federico Macheda United's teenage debut star has scored the winning goal late into injury time against Aston Villa to reposition themselves on the top of the league table.

The late stunner meant that United got three badly needed points to go one point ahead of fellow northerners Liverpool, with just one game in hand.

That goal ended the nail biting five minutes of injury time and gave United a 3-2 win.

The first goal was struck by Cristiano Ronaldo ( moving to Madrid?? with an indirect free kick, after James Milner backpassed to keeper Brad Friedel (picture above).

Villa then put two great headers past Van Der Sar and into the back off the United net.

This gave Villa the lead (well you could have worked that out).

Ronaldo then slotted another shot into the corner of the net to equalise.

Seventeen year old Federico Macheda then turned his defender in the box and curled the winner home.

United have stopped their losing streak, but by the skin of their teeth.