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Villa Boss Burnley But Still Fail To Take The Win – Match Stats


Thursday evening meant only one thing for Aston Villa fans – our penultimate game of the 2021/22 Premier League season as we welcomed Burnley to Villa Park.

After the recent draw and defeat, everyone was hoping head coach Steven Gerrard would get back to winning ways this evening although he did shake up the starting XI, most notably giving Carney Chukwuemeka the start.

It wasn’t a great start really, but we were dominating possession and slowly the chances began to come for us and we really should’ve had the lead with a few chances we created in the first half. Burnley’s approach to the game was obvious to everyone, but the referee it seemed.

Then basically from nothing, Emi Buendia conceded a soft penalty that the referee couldn’t wait to give and the visitors had the advantage with their first shot on target. The perfect end to what had otherwise been quite a promising first half performance.

No changes at the break, so was that our good half?

Apparently not, after Buendia’s silly error at the end of the first half, he more than made up for it at the start of the second to put us back on level terms. Lovely little goal as well.

And the chances kept coming but we failed to do much with them despite continuing to largely dominate the game. Typically, when we did test their goalkeeper, Pope was up to the challenge and credit where it’s due – his stop from Bertie Traore’s header deserves applause.

As did Emi shortly after, along with Tyrone Mings with a phenomenal block.

We bossed the game, we should’ve won and Burnley will feel lucky with the point.

Burnley MotM

John McGinn

John McGinn

Emi Buendia

Emi Buendia

Matty Cash

Matty Cash

Calum Chambers

Calum Chambers

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Manchester United beat us to the inaugural Prem title in 1992/93, but what was the score when we travelled to Old Trafford?

Aston Villa
1 – 1

Villa Park

Premier League

19/05/2022 9:00 pm

Attendance: 40468

Referee: Paul Tierney

Aston Villa Burnley
Buendia (48) Barnes (pen 45)
Martinez Pope
Cash Roberts
Chambers Collins
Mings Tarkowski
Digne Long
Buendia Taylor
Douglas Luiz McNeil 79
J Ramsey 72 Brownhill
McGinn Cork
Carney Chukwuemeka 57 Barnes 71
Watkins 78 Cornet 85


Sanson Lowton
Traore 57 Weghorst 71
Young Hennessey
Nakamba Stephens
Ings 78 Lennon 79
Coutinho 72 Bardsley
Olsen Thomas
Iroegbunam Dodgson
Feeney Costelloe

Game Statistics

22 Goal attempts 10
9 On Target 5
13 Corners 6
11 Fouls 20
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 1
71 % 29

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  • Andy5759 says:

    Just how that vicious elbow in Tyrone’s face didn’t warrant a card I don’t know. Thank heavens Mee wasn’t playing, we would have needed a fleet of ambulances on standby.

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