It seemed to be heading straight down the throat of Martinez but as he attempted to gather the effort he ended up embarrassingly spilling the ball into his own goal.
The keeper immediately got back to his feet and tried to make a case to the referee that Edinson Cavani had blocked his line of vision.
But the Uruguayan was onside anyway, so there was nothing for the VAR to scrutinise about the goal.
Martinez’s error also came after he left Man Utd fans fuming in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford in September when he celebrated Fernandes’ penalty miss in front of the home crowd during Villa’s 1-0 win over the Red Devils.
Que belo frango do Martínez, hahaha. Começou bem o Aston Villa. https://t.co/cCW36MiZwW
— ⚽ (@DoentesPFutebol) January 15, 2022
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