Jack Grealish stars as Aston Villa recover from controversial VAR call to beat Burnley and move out of relegation zone

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa scores his sides first goal which is then disallowed following a VAR review during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Aston Villa at Turf Moor.

Aston Villa moved out of the relegation zone with victory against Burnley at Turf Moor despite having a goal ruled out for a marginal offside by the video assistant referee system.

Jack Grealish thought he had put Villa ahead, nodding in Ezri Konsa's cross, but striker Wesley was deemed inches offside in the build-up.

Grealish turned provider for Wesley 16 minutes later, before making it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time with a powerful strike inside the box.

Burnley responded in the second half, though it took until the 80th minute for Chris Wood to record their first shot on target - nodding a cross past goalkeeper Tom Heaton at the back post to make it 2-1.

The Villa keeper was then taken off on a stretcher after appearing to jar his knee while trying to keep out Wood's header and Wesley had been forced off in a similar manner earlier in the half.

Defeat is Burnley's third in a row in the Premier League, while Villa pick up their first victory on the road since beating Norwich City 5-1 in October.
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