Burnley 3-2 Aston Villa: Chris Wood header completes comeback as Aston Villa twice let lead slip

Report and free match highlights as Jack Grealish scores for the first time in eight Premier League games; Burnley mount second-half comeback to register a third successive victory in all competitions; Chris Wood scored fourth goal in five league starts against Aston Villa

Wednesday 27 January 2021 19:59, UK

Chris Wood’s late header secured a 3-2 comeback victory for Burnley, with Aston Villa twice letting a lead slip at Turf Moor.

Burnley went into the game having shocked Liverpool at Anfield in their last Premier League outing, but were hit with a blow early on when Ollie Watkins (14) deftly turned home early on.

Aston Villa will rue a string of missed chances in an eye-catching first half, with Ben Mee’s (52) header levelling things up shortly after the break. The ever-impressive Jack Grealish (68) scored for the first time in eight Premier League games to fire Villa back ahead, but they were pegged back again when Dwight McNeil’s cross squirmed home at the back post (76).

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Burnley completed their second-half comeback three minutes later with another header, this time from Chris Wood (79), who has now scored in four of his five league starts against Aston Villa.

Sean Dyche’s side have now won their last three games in all competitions and continue to pull away from the relegation places, now into 15th with 22 points – nine above Fulham in 18th. Aston Villa drop a place into 10th but with two games in hand.

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Burnley face Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea on Sunday in the Premier League; kick-off 12pm. For Aston Villa, they travel to Southampton on Saturday evening, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 8pm.

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