Jack Grealish and his Aston Villa teammates can have left Turf Moor scratching their heads as to how they did not even safe a degree.
The sensational Villa captain was left shell-shocked by the plucky Clarets as they got here from 2-1 right down to safe a 3-2 win
New Burnley proprietor Alan Tempo can have been warned his new aspect should not essentially the most prolific earlier than making his residence debut, with Sean Dyche’s aspect scoring simply 10 targets all season earlier than this conflict.
But after ending Liverpool’s unimaginable four-year Anfield document of their earlier outing, Dyche and his troops can have felt assured they may repeat the feat in opposition to Villa.
Nevertheless, Grealish was pulling strings all around the pitch within the first 45 minutes in Lancashire – releasing Matt Targett to cross for summer time signing Ollie Watkins to prod residence his tenth of the season in all competitions.
The previous Brentford striker might have doubled his tally for the night have been it not for the efforts of Nick Pope, with the England worldwide repelling each effort his cussed defence couldn’t halt.
Burnley managed to seize an equaliser when captain Ben Mee managed to nod residence Ashley Westwood’s nook, however Grealish then upped his recreation.
After being denied by Pope after a driving run, the inventive midfielder did seize his seventh of the season after a fantastic one-two with Douglas Luiz.
However the Clarets bit again once more by Dwight McNeil as he discovered the underside nook after a mazy run to attract parity, however the scoring was not over there.
The unimaginable turnaround was full when McNeil turned supplier as his cross landed completely on the pinnacle of Chris Wooden to nod previous the despairing dive of Emiliano Martinez.
Burnley’s resilience and grit proved to make for the right conflict of favor in opposition to Grealish and his mercurial Villa teammates, who had hoped to leapfrog Everton into seventh spot within the desk.
After their unimaginable consequence on Merseyside, Burnley now discover themselves an unimaginable 9 factors away from the relegation zone and heading in the right direction for one more season within the high flight.