BIRMINGHAM. Burnley and Aston Villa draw 1-1. A. Barnes scored the first goal (45′) for Burnley. E. Buendia settled the score 1-1 (48′). Aston Villa was far superior when it came to possession ball (71%)
The match was played at the Villa Park stadium in Birmingham on Thursday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Paul Tierney with the assistance of Lee Betts and Simon Long. The 4th official was Craig Pawson. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was extremely hot around 32.2 degrees Celsius or 89.98 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 40%.
Aston Villa was in firm control of the ball 71% while Burnley was struggling with a 29% ball possession.
Aston Villa was more aggressive with 64 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 9 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Aston Villa to win the match.
Aston Villa shot 22 times, 9 on target, 13 off target. On the other side, Burnley shot 10 times, 4 on target, 6 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Aston Villa. On the opposite side, Burnley received 1 yellow card (K. Long).
Also, Burnley didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after M. Lowton (Burnley) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (90′).
After this match, Aston Villa will have 44 points to stay in the 14th place. On the other side, Burnley will have 34 points to stay in the 18th place.
A. Barnes (Penalty)
Burnley will host Newcastle United on the 22nd of May with a 5-2 head to head record in favor of Newcastle United (4 draws).
Aston Villa: Formation and Lineups
Aston Villa started with a christmas tree line-up (4-3-2-1).
The manager Steven Gerrard chose to play with the following team: Emiliano Martínez , Matty Cash , Calum Chambers , Tyrone Mings , Lucas Digne , Emiliano Buendía , Douglas Luiz , Jacob Ramsey , John McGinn , Carney Chukwuemeka and Ollie Watkins .
Aston Villa made 3 changes: C. Chukwuemeka for B. Traore (57′), J. Ramsey for Coutinho (71′) and O. Watkins for D. Ings (78′).
Top player: John McGinn
Probably the most impressive player in Aston Villa was John McGinn.
His rating iswith 48 passes (83% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 8. He performed 3 crosses.
Burnley: Formation and Lineups
Burnley started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).
On the opposite side, Michael David Jackson played with: Nick Pope , Connor Roberts , Nathan Collins , James Tarkowski , Kevin Long , Charlie Taylor , Dwight McNeil , Josh Brownhill , Jack Cork , Ashley Barnes and Maxwel Cornet .
Burnley made 3 changes: A. Barnes for W. Weghorst (71′), D. McNeil for A. Lennon (79′) and M. Cornet for M. Lowton (85′).
Best player: Nick Pope
The player that probably impressed the most for Burnley was the goalkeeper: Nick Pope. His rating is 7.83. He performed 7 saves.
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