Debutant Philippe Coutinho came off the bench to inspire an Aston Villa comeback in a gripping 2-2 draw against Man United at Villa Park.
United appeared to be on course for a second win of the week against Steven Gerrard’s side as Bruno Fernandes struck in each half – the first goal courtesy of a dreadful error by Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.
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Villa were much improved in the second half but Coutinho was being readied for his arrival off the bench when Fernandes powered home an unstoppable effort in the 67th minute.
Coutinho was immediately involved though and 10 minutes later he played a big part as Villa got themselves back into the match with a well-worked goal that was struck home by Jacob Ramsey.
Brazil’s former Liverpool playmaker Coutinho then sent the home fans wild with a tap-in from Ramsey’s excellent cut back in the 82nd minute as Ville earned a deserved point.
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