Burnley's interim manager Mike Jackson applauds the fans ahead of the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Aston Villa at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on May 7, 2022.

Burnley vs Aston Villa player ratings as Wout Weghorst's struggles continue while Maxwel Cornet makes the difference from the bench

Burnley’s unbeaten run under Premier League Manager of the Month nominee Mike Jackson came to an end against Aston Villa at Turf Moor.

By Dan Black
Saturday, 7th May 2022, 7:13 pm

Ex-Clarets striker Danny Ings opened the scoring in the seventh minute when calmly finishing past Nick Pope after Emiliano Buendia’s pass split Nathan Collins and Connor Roberts.

Buendia then added a second for the Villans just after the half-hour mark when Dwight McNeil failed to spot Lucas Digne’s overlapping run, the Frenchman pulled the ball back to the penalty spot where his Argentine team-mate, formerly of Norwich City, side-footed home via a deflection off the heel of James Tarkowski.

Steven Gerrard’s side then emulated their start to the game after the break when netting seven minutes into the second half. This time it was Ollie Watkins on the scoresheet as the forward powered a header from John McGinn’s delivery beyond Pope from close range.

But with the fight for survival threatening to go right down to the wire, substitute Maxwel Cornet netted what could prove to be a vital consolation in stoppage time when taking the ball around Emi Martinez from an Erik Pieters pass and rifling a finish into the roof of the net.

It finished 3-1. Here are the ratings.

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