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EPL English Premier LeagueAston Villa vs Burnley: The Clarets move outisde the relegation zone, managing...

Aston Villa vs Burnley: The Clarets move outisde the relegation zone, managing a crucial point

Aston Villa vs Burnley
Premier League
Villa Park

Burnley travelled to Villa Park in desperate need of points to survive the drop to the 2nd division. The club went into halftime leading the contest. As they scored just before half time, through a Barnes penalty.

Buendia was able to equalise almost immediately from the kick off of the 2nd half. This proved to be the last goal of the contest as both teams managed to gain a point.

This meant that Burnley have now moved outside the relegation cut off ahead of Leeds United. Thanks to their superior goal difference.

Player ratings

Aston Villa: Martinez (7), Cash (7), Chambers (7), Mings (7), Digne (7), Luiz (6), Chukwuemeka (5), McGinn (6), Buendia (6), Ramsey (7), Watkins (6).

Subs: Traore (6), Coutinho (6), Ings (6).

Burnley: Pope (8), Roberts (6), Tarkowski (7), Long (7), Collins (7), Taylor (7), Brownhill (7), Cork (6), McNeil (6), Barnes (7), Cornet (6).

Subs: Weghorst (5), Lennon (6), Lowton (4).

Man of the match: Nick Pope.

Aston Villa vs Burnley: Managers’ reaction

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard: “I think we should have been playing against 10 men from a very early stage of this game. I think that is a clear red card, probably one of the clearest I have seen this season. That decision went against us.

“The PGMOL said there was not enough force for that to be a red card. I heard it and I was 60 yards away. He has run into the incident from 10 yards, he has pulled his elbow back and he has smashed him in the face.

“Everyone knows that is a red card. That is a fact.”

Burnley caretaker boss Mike Jackson: “It’s not mission accomplished. The least we wanted was a point. We’re a little disappointed not to get the three.

“Everything I’ve seen tonight is what this group does. They’ve had to dig in, they’ve had to work. We’ll need it again on Sunday.

“This is a tough place to come. We knew we’d be under the hammer at times. It was an unbelievable performance with regards work-rate, grafting, discipline, desire. It wasn’t pretty but those are things you need at this stage of the season.”

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