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Burnley 1-1 Aston Villa

By Joe LynskeyBBC Sport
Danny Ings scores for Burnley
Ings scored his fourth of the season to deny Villa their first three points since mid-September
  • Cole only Villa's third goalscorer of the season
  • Villa without a victory in nine league games
  • Burnley's run of wins comes to an end
  • Villa's first game since Roy Keane's departure

A late Danny Ings penalty rescued a point for Burnley, and denied Aston Villa a first win in nine matches.

Joe Cole scored on his first Premier League start for the away side with a poked shot past keeper Tom Heaton.

But Graham Scott, refereeing his first Premier League game, awarded Burnley a late penalty when Villa defender Jores Okore hauled down Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Burnley mentality is strong - Dyche

Ings kept his composure to place the spot-kick into the roof of the net and extend Burnley's unbeaten run to three.

The two lowest-scoring teams in the division produced a frenetic encounter, but Villa have still not won since mid-September in the Premier League.

It was the away side who started brightest at Turf Moor, backed by a bumper away following from the Midlands.

Central defenders Okore and Ciaran Clark had chances from in-swinging Villa corners in the first 10 minutes but Okore's touch and Clark's header were stopped by goalline clearances from Burnley's Dean Marney.

Cole eventually grabbed the opener shortly before half-time when he latched on to Andreas Weimann's low ball in from the right-hand side and shot low underneath Heaton.

Joe Cole
Joe Cole scored for Aston Villa on his first Premier League start of the season

The Clarets defenders looked to the linesman but Manchester United loanee Michael Keane, deputising for the injured Michael Duff, looked to play the former West Ham and England midfielder onside.

Villa should have killed game off - Lambert

The second half started at the same high intensity, with Burnley's early pressure presenting a gilt-edged chance to Michael Kightly.

The 28-year-old latched on to neat play in the penalty area and saw his low shot hit goalkeeper Brad Guzan's legs before being cleared off the line by Clark.

Substitute Jutkiewicz then nearly scored with his first touch, when his glancing shot from an out-swinging free-kick flashed wide of the far post.

Sean Dyche's side were eventually rewarded for their second-half pressure when referee Scott pointed to the spot.

Former Middlesbrough frontman Jutkiewicz went to ground from Okore's challenge, but there was some debate over whether the initial contact was inside the penalty area.

Ings stepped up and calmly slotted in for his fourth goal of the season.

Burnley pressed for a late winner, with Ings clipping a shot on to the post in stoppage time.

The draw takes second-from-bottom Burnley level on 11 points with Hull (in 17th) and QPR (18th), while Villa have two points more in 16th place.

BBC Match of the Day's Danny Murphy: "Joe Cole looked fit and strong and I'm so pleased for him because he's such a good lad, I've known him for years.

"It's the first sign of him looking as strong as he did a couple of years back. He's been waiting for his chance for a while now.

"He's looking sharp and Villa started the game really well, hopefully that will give him the platform to go on. You can build on a point. I think Burnley will be disappointed because by the finish of the game they'd had some chances."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"Our framework, our energy and our desire was the most pleasing thing for us. 1-0 down in the Premier League is a hard task.

"We are learning, we are developing and there were really good signs of that today. It was a really good reaction from the players.

"We stayed on the front foot, we kept working on our shape and believed the chances would come.

"The game was pretty even, but on the quality of the chances we created, you wonder how we haven't won it in the end."

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert:

"We lost two points at the end but we could have lost three when Ings hit the post late on.

"Joe Cole is getting fitter and fitter with every week. For a guy that's won everything in the game he's got great enthusiasm. I thought he was outstanding.

"Whenever you pick up points away from home it's good in this league, but I thought this is one we should have won."

On the Burnley penalty: "I haven't seen it properly yet, but when the ball travels that length in the air and you're away from home, any bit of contact can be a penalty."

Ashley Barnes argues with referee Graham Scott
Ashley Barnes was booked for deliberate handball by Graham Scott, who was making his first appearance as a Premier League referee
Joe Cole celebrates his opener for Villa
Villa were denied their first win in nine Premier League games in their first game since Roy Keane quit as assistant manager
Burnley keeper Tom Heaton punches the ball away from Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor
Goalkeeper Tom Heaton was forced to punch clear after Dean Marney cleared an early header off the line
A Burnley fan watches on
Burnley remain in the relegation zone but are now level on points with Hull and QPR



Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 25Keane
  • 5Shackell
  • 23Ward
  • 21Boyd
  • 8MarneyBooked at 38mins
  • 14JonesSubstituted forWallaceat 83'minutes
  • 11KightlyBooked at 28minsSubstituted forArfieldat 65'minutes
  • 30BarnesBooked at 45minsSubstituted forJutkiewiczat 65'minutes
  • 10Ings


  • 6Mee
  • 7Wallace
  • 17Sordell
  • 19Jutkiewicz
  • 22Gilks
  • 28Long
  • 37Arfield

Aston Villa

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Guzan
  • 21HuttonBooked at 45mins
  • 5OkoreBooked at 86mins
  • 6ClarkBooked at 87minsSubstituted forLowtonat 90+5'minutes
  • 23Cissokho
  • 8CleverleyBooked at 41mins
  • 15Westwood
  • 24C Sánchez
  • 12ColeSubstituted forGrealishat 67'minutes
  • 11Agbonlahor
  • 10WeimannSubstituted forRichardsonat 78'minutes


  • 7Bacuna
  • 18Richardson
  • 28N'Zogbia
  • 31Given
  • 34Lowton
  • 37Robinson
  • 40Grealish
Graham Scott

Match Stats

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  1. Booking

    Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card.

  2. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 1, Aston Villa 1.

  3. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Aston Villa 1.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Aston Villa. Matthew Lowton replaces Ciaran Clark.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Jores Okore (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley).

  8. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  9. Post update

    Delay in match Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa) because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ross Wallace with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Danny Ings (Burnley) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Ross Wallace.

  12. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match Danny Ings (Burnley) because of an injury.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Burnley 1, Aston Villa 1. Danny Ings (Burnley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

  15. Booking

    Jores Okore (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Jores Okore (Aston Villa) after a foul in the penalty area.

  17. Post update

    Penalty Burnley. Lukas Jutkiewicz draws a foul in the penalty area.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Alan Hutton.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Ross Wallace replaces David Jones.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Aston Villa. Kieran Richardson replaces Andreas Weimann.