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Burnley take important point against Aston Villa at the Villa PArk

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Burnley took one point against Aston Villa as they drew 1-1 and moved out of the relegation zone.

Burnley’s goalkeeper, Pope, was in top form against Aston Villa as he made eight saves in a match to help his team earn one point. 

Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn almost opened the scoring in the 17th minute with a curling shot from the edge of the box against Burnley. But Pope saved it and the score was 0-0. 

However, before half-time, Aston Villa gave away a penalty and Ashley Barnes made no mistake and sent Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez in the wrong direction.

Aston Villa were more proactive in the first half. They dominated ball possession but failed to create more chances. Meanwhile, Burnley had to wait for Villa to make a mistake to capitalise. 

However, soon after the restart, Aston Villa equalised through Emiliano Buendia. 

In the 70th minute, there was a penalty shout from Burnley players claiming the ball hit the arm of Digne. However, the refree thinks B didn’t hit the arm of Digne. 

In the injury time, Matthew Lowton received a red card after he made a late challenge on Chambers. 

After this fixture, Burnley are 17th in the league table with the same points as Leeds United. But Burnley have a very large advantage on goal difference.

After the Burnley manager told the BBC: “It’s not mission accomplished.” The least we wanted was a point. We’re a little disappointed not to get the three, ” 

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