Aston Villa survived a late Manchester United onslaught to claim a 1-0 victory which was their first Old Trafford win since 1983.
Needing victory to move level at the top with Chelsea, Gabriel Agbonlahor's first-half effort instead left United three points adrift.
Villa are now third in the Barclays Premier League as they added United to the scalps of Chelsea and Liverpool this season.
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