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Douglas Luiz’s late penalty gives Aston Villa win over 10-man Burnley | Premier League

Douglas Luiz’s late penalty gives Aston Villa win over 10-man Burnley | Premier League

Just as it appeared Burnley had ended their record as the last team in the Premier League to have gained a point from a losing position, controversy reared its ugly head once more as the referee, Stuart Attwell, awarded the softest of late penalties for Douglas Luiz to convert and so enable Aston Villa to return to winning ways. Four minutes of regulation time remained when Aaron Ramsey, the former Villa academy graduate, prepared to clear the ball from midway in his own penalty area. Unbeknown to the Burnley substitute, from over his shoulder appeared Jhon Duran who was only willing to go over the Burnley player’s leg to ground via the merest contact. Attwell pointed to the penalty spot and Douglas Luiz, adding to the drama by taking as long a time as possible to compose himself and test James Trafford’s nerve, eventually rattled the crossbar with a shot that only belatedly crossed the line. It was so harsh on Burnley who, despite having Sander Berge sent off early in the second half, had …