A Jack Grealish inspired Aston Villa moved out of the Premier League's bottom three after recording a crucial 2-1 away win over Burnley at Turf Moor.
The Villa skipper was instrumental in the victory, assisting Wesley for the first and scoring the second to give the visitors a comfortable 2-0 first-half lead.
gbeng Most goal involvements by English midfielders in @premierleague this season:— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) January 1, 2020
1⃣1⃣ GREALISH (6 goals, 5 assists)
9⃣ Dele Alli (6 goals, 3 assists)
8⃣ Maddison (5 goals, 3 assists)
7⃣ Cantwell (5 goals, 2 assists)
7⃣ Mount (5 goals, 2 assists)#BURAVL pic.twitter.com/gj5ILCIXyX
A late goal from Burnley's Chris Wood provided a nervy finish for the visitors but they held out to climb to 16th in the Premier League table.
Dean Smith's side thought they had scored early when Grealish nodded home an Ezri Konsa cross for what appeared a perfectly good goal.
However, Villa were soon in front. Wesley played a one-two with Grealish before chesting the ball down and volleying through Nick Pope's legs in the Burnley goal.
It was quickly 2-0 as Grealish netted his sixth goal of the season.
The Clarets were on the up and with little over 10 minutes to play, Chris Wood reduced the arrears heading home Ashley Westwood's cross at the back post.
Villa keeper Tom Heaton suffered an injury in the goal and was stretchered off, but Smith's men saw out the game to seal only their second away league win of the season and move two points outside the relegation zone.
Source : 90min