English winger Aaron Lennon was a second half substitute as Burnleyclimb out of the relegation zone thanks to the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa. Aaron Lennon and Burnley are battling to stay in the Premier League this season. They came into the away game against Villa with the knowledge that a draw will take them above relegation rivals Leeds United and out of the relegation zone. The Clarets were able to move from third from bottom to fourth from bottom as a result of the draw with Villa. It must be noted that three teams will suffer demotion from the Premier League to the English Championship.
Aston Villa didn’t take long to draw level in the second half with the aforementioned Buendia responsible for their goal off the assist from midfielder John McGinn as he atoned for his mistake in the first half. The Buendia strike came three minutes after restart and it ensured that the game ended in a draw.
The Villa equaliser in the second half was not enough to send Burnley back into the relegation zone. With the point gained from the rescheduled game, the Clarets now have the same point as Leeds United (34) in the relegation zone with an inferior goal difference.
Watford and Norwich City have been confirmed as two of the three relegated teams with either Burnley or Leeds United to join them at the end of the current season on Sunday.