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Burton0Aston Villa4

Burton Albion 0-4 Aston Villa

Robert Snodgrass celebrates
Robert Snodgrass scored his first goal since joining Villa on loan from West Ham last month

Aston Villa's improved form continued as they made it three straight Championship wins by thrashing Burton.

Steve Bruce's side are now unbeaten in seven league games and scored three times in the first 32 minutes to effectively settle the contest.

Keinan Davis headed Villa ahead, Albert Adomah stroked home his fourth goal in three games and Robert Snodgrass fired in the third from 18 yards.

Substitute Josh Onomah tapped in the fourth to complete the scoring.

The closest Burton came to scoring was when Sean Scannell's second-half effort was cleared off the line by James Chester from one of only two efforts on target by the home side.

Villa's victory lifts them to eighth in the table, just two points outside the play-off places, and means they have won three successive games in the league for the first time since March and April.

They had already seen Jonathan Kodjia's shot touched on to the post by Brewers goalkeeper Stephen Bywater when Davis rose highest in the six-yard box to head in Ahmed Elmohamady's cross.

Adomah slotted in the second from the edge of the box following Snodgrass' pass before the Scotland midfielder drove in his first Villa goal from the edge of the penalty area.

Villa completed back-to-back away league victories for the first time since September 2014 when Onomah converted fellow sub Scott Hogan's low cross.

Burton manager Nigel Clough:

"I thought we started the game extremely well and to come in 3-0 down, we were a little bit shellshocked.

"The result was very poor but the performance wasn't too bad at all tonight.

"I think in the game they (Villa) have had four or five shots and scored four goals.

"That is the quality that tells and the pace and the power that they have along with the Premier League experience behind that. They get that first goal and it makes it very difficult for us."

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce:

"I enjoyed watching us tonight. It's always nice when you have a convincing victory away from home.

"That can only breed a little bit of confidence and if this club and team can get confident again then we have good players here.

They have gone back-to-back away games now and scored three at Barnsley and four here tonight and it gives us a nice platform going into the winter.

"We are in good shape. We look a threat at the top end of the pitch and of course we have been a bit more clinical. We took the chances that we had and that was good to see."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1Bywater
  • 23Buxton
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6TurnerSubstituted forDyerat 48'minutes
  • 2BrayfordSubstituted forAkpanat 33'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 4Allen
  • 7Murphy
  • 3Warnock
  • 9Scannell
  • 17SordellSubstituted forMasonat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Dyer
  • 12Flanagan
  • 13Ripley
  • 15Naylor
  • 16Varney
  • 20Mason
  • 21Akpan

Aston Villa

  • 1Johnstone
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 5Chester
  • 26Terry
  • 3Taylor
  • 7Snodgrass
  • 6Whelan
  • 14Hourihane
  • 37AdomahSubstituted forBjarnasonat 79'minutes
  • 22KodjiaSubstituted forOnomahat 69'minutes
  • 39DavisSubstituted forHoganat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Samba
  • 9Hogan
  • 13Steer
  • 18Onomah
  • 20Bjarnason
  • 21Hutton
  • 36O'Hare
Referee:
Jonathan Moss
Attendance:
5,786

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamAston Villa
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Aston Villa 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Aston Villa 4.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Conor Hourihane.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Neil Taylor.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Stephen Warnock.

Foul by Hope Akpan (Burton Albion).

Josh Onomah (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Joe Mason (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Terry (Aston Villa).

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Birkir Bjarnason replaces Albert Adomah.

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Onomah (Aston Villa).

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion).

Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Neil Taylor (Aston Villa) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right. Assisted by Glenn Whelan.

Foul by Hope Akpan (Burton Albion).

Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 0, Aston Villa 4. Josh Onomah (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Hogan.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Josh Onomah replaces Jonathan Kodjia.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Sam Johnstone.

Attempt saved. Hope Akpan (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Joe Mason.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Joe Mason replaces Marvin Sordell.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Scott Hogan replaces Keinan Davis.

Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa).

Attempt blocked. Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Sean Scannell (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Akins with a cross.

Attempt missed. Stephen Warnock (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer.

Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa).

Attempt missed. Luke Murphy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Stephen Warnock.

Luke Murphy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Keinan Davis (Aston Villa).

Attempt missed. Albert Adomah (Aston Villa) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

Attempt blocked. Neil Taylor (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Keinan Davis.

Attempt missed. Sean Scannell (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Offside, Aston Villa. Albert Adomah tries a through ball, but Keinan Davis is caught offside.

Offside, Aston Villa. Keinan Davis tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.

Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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4Preston10541114719
5Ipswich96031913618
6Sheff Utd9603128418
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8Aston Villa104421610616
9Middlesbrough10433117415
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12Millwall103431310313
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14QPR103431313013
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18Reading9234810-29
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