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Aston Villa 0-1 Burnley

Danny Ings
Danny Ings joined Burnley from Bournemouth in August 2011
  • Villa slip to eighth home defeat of season
  • Burnley leave top flight with third away win
  • Ings scores on final Burnley appearance

An early goal from Danny Ings was enough to give relegated Burnley victory over Aston Villa on the final day of the Premier League season.

The striker, set to leave Turf Moor this summer, nodded in Ashley Barnes' header across goal after six minutes.

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton preserved his side's lead with several fine saves, notably to deny Ashley Westwood and Charles N'Zogbia.

Villa go into next week's FA Cup final on the back of two straight defeats.

Their boss Tim Sherwood would have been keen to put memories of his side's chastening 6-1 defeat at Southampton eight days earlier behind him, but the outcome was far from what he would have required with the trip to Wembley to face Arsenal looming.

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No momentum for cup final - Sherwood

Defensive frailties resurfaced early on when Ings converted Burnley's first attack of real note for his 11th goal of the season.

Clarets manager Sean Dyche had admitted earlier in the week that the striker was likely to leave Turf Moor this summer, and another strong performance by Ings will interest the rest of the Premier League.

Tim Sherwood masks at Aston Villa
The real Tim Sherwood has much to consider after a disappointing end to the league campaign before the FA Cup final

The 23-year-old wasted the chance to double his side's lead before the break, while Villa could not convert a host of opportunities they created throughout.

Christian Benteke forced ex-Manchester United stopper Heaton into action at the near post, and just before half-time a flying save to tip Ashley Westwood's volley over the bar kept Burnley's noses in front.

Goals in short supply
Villa scored 31 league goals this season, their lowest ever in a single league season, 'beating' their previous record of 36 in Division Two in 1969-70.

Heaton used his feet to deny Gabriel Agbonlahor after the break, and he was then in action twice in quick succession to thwart Fabian Delph and N'Zogbia.

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Dyche proud of relegated Burnley

Ings was replaced late on to an ovation from Burnley's fans, and later admitted he had played his last game for the Clarets, saying: "It was quite an emotional day for me today. I think everybody knows what's been going on off the pitch and I wanted to finish my last game here in style."

Villa failed to turn all their possession and chances into goals, leaving Sherwood with much to ponder as his side ended their disappointing league campaign in 17th place.

The final day of the Premier League season, as it happened.

Villa manager Tim Sherwood: "It (the Premier League table) tells no lies, where you finish in the league is where you deserve to finish.

"We have a lot of players, and we can't just keep bringing them in. The mentality needs to change, it's been a club used to losing games and it's not good."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche on Danny Ings: "Who knows (if he'll stay), probably not, just by the nature of his situation. Possibly? Who knows?

"I just think he wants a fresh challenge and a bigger challenge, he certainly wants to be in the Premier League - so does everyone.

"He has nicked a good goal and I thought he could have had another. He has played a big part over the last couple of years. He gets a lot of the headlines and I understand why but I wouldn't single him out against the rest of the group."

Line-ups

Aston Villa

  • 13Steer
  • 7BacunaSubstituted forHuttonat 80'minutes
  • 4VlaarBooked at 53mins
  • 2Baker
  • 28N'Zogbia
  • 8CleverleySubstituted forSinclairat 72'minutes
  • 15Westwood
  • 16Delph
  • 11Agbonlahor
  • 20Benteke
  • 40Grealish

Substitutes

  • 1Guzan
  • 9Sinclair
  • 10Weimann
  • 21Hutton
  • 24Sánchez
  • 30Green
  • 37Robinson

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 25Keane
  • 5Shackell
  • 6Mee
  • 21Boyd
  • 20UlvestadBooked at 29minsSubstituted forTaylorat 65'minutes
  • 14Jones
  • 37ArfieldBooked at 66mins
  • 30BarnesSubstituted forVokesat 34'minutes
  • 10IngsSubstituted forReidat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Duff
  • 9Vokes
  • 11Kightly
  • 15Taylor
  • 18Reid
  • 19Jutkiewicz
  • 22Gilks
Referee:
Mike Jones
Attendance:
40,792

Match Stats

Home TeamAston VillaAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Aston Villa 0, Burnley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aston Villa 0, Burnley 1.

Attempt missed. Fabian Delph (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nathan Baker.

Foul by Nathan Baker (Aston Villa).

Michael Keane (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Matthew Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Steven Reid replaces Danny Ings because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Charles N'Zogbia (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Alan Hutton replaces Leandro Bacuna.

Attempt missed. Fabian Delph (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Christian Benteke.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Nathan Baker (Aston Villa) because of an injury.

Delay in match Sam Vokes (Burnley) because of an injury.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Fabian Delph.

Attempt missed. Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

Attempt saved. Charles N'Zogbia (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Fabian Delph (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leandro Bacuna.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Scott Sinclair replaces Tom Cleverley.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

Booking

Scott Arfield (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Matthew Taylor replaces Fredrik Ulvestad.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Jed Steer.

Attempt saved. George Boyd (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Ings.

Attempt saved. Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Offside, Aston Villa. Gabriel Agbonlahor tries a through ball, but Fabian Delph is caught offside.

Booking

Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa).

Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Fabian Delph.

Second Half

Second Half begins Aston Villa 0, Burnley 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Aston Villa 0, Burnley 1.

Foul by Nathan Baker (Aston Villa).

Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

Attempt saved. Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Gabriel Agbonlahor with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Charles N'Zogbia.

Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Mee with a cross.

goal

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