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EPL English Premier LeagueAston Villa 1-1 Burnley

Aston Villa 1-1 Burnley

Although either team might have won, Aston Villa and Burnley are levels on points at Villa Park.

After coming back from a deficit, Villa would be upset not to have taken all three points.

Pope, on the other hand, was in superb form for Burnley. Weghorst might have given the Clarets a crucial win if it hadn’t been for Mings’ outstanding block.

Lowton’s dismissal in injury time came too late to affect the outcome.

Starting lineup:

ASTON VILLA (4-3-1-2): Emiliano Martinez; Matthew Cash, Calum Chambers, Tyrone Mings (c), Lucas Digne; Jacob Ramsey, Douglas Luiz, John McGinn; Emiliano Buendia; Ollie Watkins, Carney Chukwuemeka.

SUBS: Ashley Young, Robin Olsen, Bertrand Traore, Marvelous Nakamba, Tim Iroegbunam, Morgan Sanson, Danny Ings, Josh Feeney, Philippe Coutinho.

BURNLEY (3-5-2): Nick Pope; Kevin Long, Nathan Collins, James Tarkowski (c); Connor Roberts, Josh Brownhill, Jack Cork, Dwight McNeil, Charlie Taylor; Maxwel Cornet, Ashley Barnes.

SUBS: Dara Costelloe, Matthew Lowton, Dale Stephens, Owen Dodgson, Wout Weghorst, Wayne Hennessey, Aaron Lennon, Bobby Thomas, Phil Bardsley.


GOAL! ASTON VILLA 0-1 BURNLEY! Barnes sends Martinez the wrong way and slots the ball calmly into the bottom left corner of the net! What a big goal that could be in the context of the relegation battle! It was Barnes’ first Premier League goal since February last year.

GOAL! ASTON VILLA 1-1 BURNLEY! Buendia makes amends for giving a penalty away with a sublime finish! The Argentine ghosts into the box to volley McGinn’s right-wing cross into the turf and past Pope! That’s another twist in the tale at the bottom of the Premier League.

So, what’s next for Aston Villa and Burnley?

Aston Villa and Burnley must now prepare themselves for the season’s final day.

Villa travel to face Manchester City, and Burnley host Newcastle United. It’ll be a nail-biting one for the Clarets especially.

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