A win for Villa, ahead at the break, would have sealed the title for league leaders City United turn game on its head with goals from Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani Villa forward Watkins receives late red for a second booking for simulation The Premier League title may be heading to their noisy neighbours but Manchester United can at least be crowned the comeback kings of this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s players seem to only start their engines after giving their opposition a head start, this time through Bertrand Traore. This was the 10th time they have recorded victory after falling behind and on Sunday it kept Manchester City waiting to clinch the title. Solskjaer does not fancy his chances of beating Leicester City and Liverpool when he saw the fixture schedulers hand him two games in three midweek days this week. But should they pull off another two wins, United would be four points behind Pep Guardiola’s team. The blue ribbons are almost on the trophy but United are not giving up without a fight. Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani completed their turnaround. Villa’s misery was compounded by Ollie Watkins receiving a second yellow card when penalised for diving. Solskjaer’s team are also within 90 minutes of being Invincibles away from home this season and require a positive result at Wolves on the final day of the campaign. They have also confirmed a top-four place with this victory. “I think the players are learning and developing as a whole and getting better. You hear the spirit, the camaraderie, they back each other, there’s competition for places so I’m very happy we’ve qualified twice now,” Solskjaer. “I believe in the boys and I think they believe in themselves,” said Solskjaer. “There wasn’t a lot wrong with the first half either we just didn’t have the margins. It was just about trusting ourselves again because we’ve done that so many times, it was just about ‘here we go again boys and keep moving the ball quicker.’ That was one of the messages.” As they have done so often this season, United fell behind after a slow start. This time it was Traore taking advantage of their susceptibility to only going through the gears after conceding. Scott McTominay lost the ball to John McGinn in midfield and it led to Douglas Luiz sending Traore away just inside the penalty area. The Burkina Faso forward forced his way around Victor Lindelof, who was well positioned but tackled with little conviction. His finish angled into the top corner. This United team seem to respond to half-time team talks from Solskjaer and this was the case again. Within 11 minutes of the restart they were ahead. Paul Pogba was the first to spring to life, teasing Luiz with the ball before taking a knee in the back of the legs to earn a penalty. Fernandes stuttered in his run up but calmly waited for Emi Martinez to move before rolling it into the opposite corner. After Sergio Aguero’s miss kept the champagne on ice at the Etihad Stadium, this was a masterful spot-kick. Greenwood nudged United ahead and became the club’s highest teenager goalscorer in the Premier League, ahead of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs and other stars of previous eras. His 16th strike came after being fed the ball from Aaron Wan-Bissaka and turning sharply to deceive Tyrone Mings. He took his shot early, beating Martinez at the near post. With two more games this week, Solskjaer took him off shortly after. “It was well improved in the second half,” said Greenwood. “Ole said his bits in the changing room. It seemed to pay off. To be on the main stage and scoring important goals like today, it means a lot. "We just concentrate on ourselves, we take it game by game. We want to get as many points as we can and keep the pressure on." There was still work to do to keep City from celebrating. Maguire was at the heart of the action, forcing his own goalkeeper Dean Henderson into action as he tried to clear. He also picked up a booking, asking referee Chris Kavanagh “are you taking the p---?” as he tussled with Watkins. Then came the sight Gareth Soutghate was fearing. Maguire hobbled off with a suspected calf injury to leave England sweating ahead of the Euros.