was in goal for Aston Villa, which defeated defending English Premier League champion Manchester United, 1-0, for its first win at Old Trafford
Friedel had a relatively quite afternoon. He was called upon to stop Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov
late in the game. The big defensive
play was made by Stewart Downing
, who cleared Nemanja Vidic
's header off the line.
The loss left United
three points behind Chelsea, which could only manage a 3-3 tie at home with Everton, which had Tim Howard
Elsewhere in England, Clint Dempsey
went the distance for Fulham in its 1-1 tie at Burnley while Jozy Altidore
came on as a second-half sub for
Hull City in its 0-0 tie with Blackburn.