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Danny Welbeck’s double puts Manchester United 2-0 up early on – Watch

Dec 15, 2013, 9:04 AM EDT

Welbeck prods in the opening goal as United dazzled in the drizzle at Villa Park. Getty Images

Manchester United hadn’t started well at Villa Park against Aston Villa on Sunday, then, wham, wham… they were 2-0 up.

Two goals in the space of three first half minutes from Danny Welbeck, his first Premier league goals since the opening day of the season, has the reigning champions cruising as they stormed into an early lead in Birmingham.

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Despite all of Villa’s early dominance, it was the away side who went ahead as Welbeck pounced to finish from close range after Adnan Januzaj‘s brilliant header had rebounded off the post in the 15th minute. The ball fell invitingly to Welbeck and the England international prodded home from inside the six-yard box to give the visitors the lead.

Then just three minutes later Welbeck grabbed his and United’s second with another finish from close range following Antonio Valencia‘s delicious right-wing cross.

David Moyes‘ men were pushing forward with real verve and confidence, is this the turning point?

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