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Liverpool fans pile in after Aston Villa ‘blinder’ at Man United

Emiliano Martinez is fast making a name for himself at Aston Villa and not just because of his superb performances in goal.

Martinez is known for getting in the heads of his opponents, none more so than at penalty kicks.

He talked Yerry Mina into missing a decisive spot kick in the Copa America final in the summer and Martinez could be seen gesturing to Cristiano Ronaldo during the game against Manchester United on Saturday.

Kortney Hause had put Villa in the lead before Fernandes won a penalty from the defender in injury time

He blazed the spot-kick over the bar, though, wasting the perfect chance to earn the Red Devils a point from the Premier League clash.

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Martinez said Ronaldo should take the penalty and television cameras picked up Villa captain Tyrone Mings speaking to his goalkeeper after the penalty miss and making a gesture towards his head.

While Villa fans in the away end at Old Trafford celebrated a statement win, rival fans of United revelled in a last-minute nightmare for Fernandes.

Liverpool fans in particular enjoyed it, with one writing on social media: “Martinez was daring Ronaldo to take the penalty instead of Bruno… madman!”

“The little dance afterwards too,” another added.

A third Liverpool supporter said: “He’s played a blinder here,” while another added: “Love this.”

Liverpool fans pile in after Aston Villa 'blinder' at Man United
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“Hahaha the celebration though, what a fella,” said a fifth fan. “Love you Martinez.”

As far as United are concerned, they have given Fernandes their backing to continue taking penalties.

“That’s football. He’ll step forward every day of the week for the club and the team. Sometimes it just doesn’t go your way,” United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

“That is part and parcel of it. It is such a fine line between heaven and hell and unfortunately today he missed.”

What did you make of Martinez’s antics? Have your say in the comments section…

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