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Grealish seals Villa's 2-1 win v Burnley to cap fine display

Burnley's James Tarkowski, right, collides with Aston Villa's Jack Grealish and receives a yellow card, during the English Premier League soccer match...
Burnley's Phil Bardsley, background tackles Aston Villa's Jack Grealish, during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and Aston Vill...
Burnley's Ben Mee, background and Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz battle for the ball, during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and A...
Aston Villa's Marvelous Nakamba, centre is tackled by Burnley's Phil Bardsley, during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and Asto...
Burnley's Chris Wood, second left, shoots towards goal, during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and Aston Villa, at Turf Moor, ...
Aston Villa's Wesley receives treatment after an injury , during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and Aston Villa, at Turf Moor...

Burnley's James Tarkowski, right, collides with Aston Villa's Jack Grealish and receives a yellow card, during the English Premier League soccer match...

Burnley's Phil Bardsley, background tackles Aston Villa's Jack Grealish, during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and Aston Vill...

Burnley's Ben Mee, background and Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz battle for the ball, during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and A...

Aston Villa's Marvelous Nakamba, centre is tackled by Burnley's Phil Bardsley, during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and Asto...

Burnley's Chris Wood, second left, shoots towards goal, during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and Aston Villa, at Turf Moor, ...

Aston Villa's Wesley receives treatment after an injury , during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and Aston Villa, at Turf Moor...

BURNLEY, England (AP) — Jack Grealish capped an impressive display by clinching Aston Villa's 2-1 victory at Burnley in the Premier League after he endured VAR frustration on Wednesday.

The playmaker headed in a cross in the 11th minute, only for a lengthy review to rule it out for a marginal offside after extensive analysis of the position of Wesley's heel in the buildup.

When Wesley did open the scoring in the 27th, the away fans waited for the VAR check to be complete before they celebrated, leading the Villa striker to think his goal had been disallowed. Villa had taken full advantage of hesitant defending as Grealish clipped a ball in for Wesley to control on his chest and volley between the legs of goalkeeper Nick Pope.

Grealish then netted the second in the 41st with a powerful strike into the top corner.

Burnley pulled one back through Chris Wood's header in the 80th but struggling Villa held on for a vital win after manager Dean Smith made five changes from the side that lost to Watford on Saturday and switched to a three-man defense.

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Updated : 2021-06-18 05:43 GMT+08:00