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Villa v Man Utd team news: Stevens makes first top flight start

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Villa v Man Utd team news: Stevens makes first top flight start

By Dan Harrison at Villa Park

Enda Stevens will make his first Barclays Premier League start in tonight's clash against Manchester United.

The left-back replaces Joe Bennett in Villa's only change from the 1-0 win at Sunderland last weekend.

With Bennett nursing a knee injury and Eric Lichaj ruled out through suspension, the former Shamrock Rovers defender gets his chance to impress on the top-flight stage.

Ashley Westwood keeps his place in midfield with Karim El Ahmadi named on the bench after serving a one-match ban.

Manchester United have made two changes from their 2-1 victory over Arsenal last Saturday.

Paul Scholes and Chris Smalling come into the starting XI in place of Tom Cleverley and Jonny Evans.

VILLA: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Stevens, Westwood, Bannan, Ireland, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke. Subs: Given, Albrighton, Holman, Delph, El Ahmadi, Bowery, Williams.

By @AVFCOfficial 10th November 2012