Game #5344

Season | 2014-15 |

Matchday | #44 |
League Game | #38 |
Premier League Match-week | #38 |  
Manager Game | #15 |
Sunday, 24 May 2015
Premier League | Home | Burnley | Villa Park | 40,792 | 

Game Summary

Manager | Tim Sherwood | 

KO | 15.00 |
Referee | Michael Jones | 

HT Score | 0-1 |
FT Score | 0-1 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LWWLL | 

League Position | 17th | -2 |

Line Up |

GK Jed Steer |
CB Nathan Baker |
CB Ron Vlaar |
BOOKED | 53' |
M Fabian Delph | 
M Tom Cleverley |
SUB OFF | 72' |
M Jack Grealish |
M Ashley Westwood |
W Charles N’Zogbia |
M Leandro Bacuna |
SUB OFF | 80' |
CF Christian Benteke |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor |

Substitutes |

W Scott Sinclair for M Tom Cleverley | 72’ | 
RB Alan Hutton for M Leandro Bacuna | 80’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Brad Guzan
F Andreas Weimann
M Carlos Sánchez 
W André Green
F Callum Robinson

Cards |

 Yellow | Ron Vlaar | 53’ |

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 25.38 | 

Oldest Player | CB Ron Vlaar | 30.28 |

Youngest Player | M Jack Grealish | 19.72 |

Unavailable | 

Injury |

CB Ciaran Clark |

LB Kieran Richardson |

CF Libor Kozák |

GK Shay Given |

CB Jores Okore | 

Loaned Out |

CF Nicklas Helenius | Aalborg BK | 9 July 2014 - 30 June 2015 | 

M Yacouba Sylla | Kayseri Erciyesspor | 14 July 2014 - 30 June 2015 | 

W Aleksandar Tonev | Celtic | 11 August 2014 - 30 June 2015 | 

LB Antonio Luna | Spezia Calcio | 2 February 2015 - 30 June 2015 | 

D Janoi Donacien | Tranmere Rovers | 7 March 2015 - 30 June 2015 | 

Match Stats |

Possession F | 63
Possession A | 37
Shots F | 17
Shots A | 6
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 6

 On this day 24 May 2015 

Villa scored their lowest ever goals total in a single league season, 31, beating their previous record of 36 in Division Two in

1969-70.​

Despite the final two games of the season, Sherwood had proven a perfect caretaker manager taking a demoralised and failing squad from his predecessor and instilling enough positivity and pragmatism to rescue Villa from odds on relegation. Despite qualifying for their 11th FA Cup final it was however clear that there were limitations to Sherwood's approach and that Villa still required the appointment of a top quality permanent manager in the close season to build on the brighter foundations that Sherwood had created.

Match Report

BBC Sport

Sunday, 24 May 2015

*An early goal from Danny Ings was enough to give relegated Burnley victory over Aston Villa on the final day of the Premier League season.*


The striker, set to leave Turf Moor this summer, nodded in Ashley Barnes’ header across goal after six minutes.
Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton preserved his side’s lead with several fine saves, notably to deny Ashley Westwood and Charles N’Zogbia.

 

Villa go into next week’s FA Cup final on the back of two straight defeats.
 

Their boss Tim Sherwood would have been keen to put memories of his side’s chastening 6-1 defeat at Southampton eight days earlier behind him, but the outcome was far from what he would have required with the trip to Wembley to face Arsenal looming.
 

Defensive frailties resurfaced early on when Ings converted Burnley’s first attack of real note for his 11th goal of the season.
 

Clarets manager Sean Dyche had admitted earlier in the week that the striker was likely to leave Turf Moor this summer, and another strong performance by Ings will interest the rest of the Premier League.
 

The 23-year-old wasted the chance to double his side’s lead before the break, while Villa could not convert a host of opportunities they created throughout.
 

Christian Benteke forced ex-Manchester United stopper Heaton into action at the near post, and just before half-time a flying save to tip Ashley Westwood’s volley over the bar kept Burnley’s noses in front.
 

Heaton used his feet to deny Gabriel Agbonlahor after the break, and he was then in action twice in quick succession to thwart Fabian Delph and N’Zogbia
 

Villa failed to turn all their possession and chances into goals, leaving Sherwood with much to ponder as his side ended their disappointing league campaign in 17th place.

*Villa manager Tim Sherwood:*”It (the Premier League table) tells no lies, where you finish in the league is where you deserve to finish.

 

“We have a lot of players, and we can’t just keep bringing them in. The mentality needs to change, it’s been a club used to losing games and it’s not good.”