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Aston Villa wasteful with chances in 0-0 draw with Burnley

December 17, 2020 GMT
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Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings, left, and Burnley's Ashley Barnes challenge for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Burnley at Villa Park stadium in Birmingham, England, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. (Molly Darlington/Pool via AP)
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Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings, left, and Burnley's Ashley Barnes challenge for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Burnley at Villa Park stadium in Birmingham, England, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. (Molly Darlington/Pool via AP)

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Aston Villa wasted a number of chances and was held to a 0-0 draw Thursday by Burnley, which climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone.

Anwar El Ghazi’s free kick hit and Kortney Hause’s header hit the cross bar, while Ahmed Elmohamady had a deflected strike cleared off the line as Villa pushed for a goal.

Burnley’s threat was limited but Sean Dyche’s side is now unbeaten in three after a tricky run against Everton, Arsenal and Villa.

Villa is 11th, four points adrift of fifth after failing to score despite having 27 shots.

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