Football: Villa frustrated in goalless draw with Burnley

Updated: Dec 20, 2020

Aston Villa were left to rue the woodwork and missed chances as they were held to a goalless draw at home to Burnley in the Premier League on Thursday.

Aston Villa were left to rue the woodwork and missed chances as they were held to a goalless draw at home to Burnley in the Premier League on Thursday.


Villa hit the woodwork twice in the first half with Anwar El Ghazi's free kick superbly tipped on to the bar by Burnley keeper Nick Pope before Ahmed Elmohamady headed against the post from a corner.


After the break, the influential Jack Grealish created plenty of openings for Villa but El Ghazi wasted two good chances, weakly shooting straight at Pope on both occasions.

Villa defender Tyrone Mings had a good chance late in the game but headed wide after he was left unmarked in the box at a free kick.


The result left Villa in 11th place on 19 points while Burnley move out of the bottom three into 17th spot on 10 points.