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Villa Turf Up Burnley For Another Three Points – Match Stats


After a tricky opener against Newcastle United, Unai Emery’s Aston Villa more than got the season up and running as we faced off against Everton, and then gave ourselves a great advantage in the Europa League clash with Hibernian, but the big question was, would we continue that momentum against a very different Burnley side.

And we did. Eight minutes into the game, Matty Cash opened the scoring as he connected with an Ollie Watkins delivery, and the 26 year old became a very unlikely hero as he grabbed himself a brace in the 20th minute as he volleyed in a Moussa Diaby cut back.

Burnley made it a one goal game as they hit back after the half time break, but Diaby himself continued his impressive start in our claret and blue as he grabbed our third on the day as we walked out of Turf Moor with all three points again in a 3-1 victory.

Given the chances we had, the margin of victory could well have been larger and new signing Nicolo Zaniolo could well have capped his debut with a goal as well, but his effort was deflected wide.

Onto Thursday’s second leg clash with Hibernian and maybe a few run outs for others given our 5-0 first leg advantage.

Three straight wins, 12 goals and only 1 conceded since the Newcastle hiccup, so naturally Emery was happy after that one.

“I’m very happy. Our supporters, they were with us as well, they came from Birmingham to watch the game, to support us and we’re really very happy. We are feeling stronger with them. Those three points were very important in our idea to progress in the Premier League. After the match we played against Everton, a very good match as well, very good points after losing to Newcastle away. This was a very big challenge for us, we were speaking about it, and we tried to play tactically, defensively and offensively, strong. The players did the gameplan perfectly. But we have to enjoy each moment and, this one, we enjoy it, it’s very good because the supporters as well, they were with us.”

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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?

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Aston Villa

Turf Moor

Premier League

27/08/2023 2:00 pm

Attendance: 21591

Referee: Michael Salisbury

Burnley Aston Villa
Foster (47) Cash (8, 20), Diaby (61)
Trafford Olsen
Roberts Konsa
Al Dakhil Diego Carlos
O'Shea Torres
Delcroix Cash
Manuel 45 Kamara
Douglas Luiz 86
68 Digne 81
Koleosho 68 Diaby 73
Amdouni 81 McGinn
Foster 81 Watkins 86


Cork Tielemans 86
Gudmundsson 45 Traore 81
Brownhill Chambers
Rodriguez 81 Zaniolo 73
Redmond 68 Duran 86
Ramsey 68 Bailey
da Silva Marschall
Bruun Larsen 81 Zych

Game Statistics

9 Goal attempts 16
2 On Target 6
4 Corners 6
12 Fouls 11
2 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
57 % 43

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  • Andy says:

    Thinking about the game afterwards I was struck by the look of sheer delight on Matty’s face after scoring. I know anyone would be happy to score but there was something special about his expression. So, up to seventh and not looking over our shoulders, is there anyone we fear in the league?

    • Mike Field says:

      Looking at his interviews, I think it was just sheer delight that Emery had called it ahead of the game if he kept putting in the effort and kept getting into those more advanced positions again.

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