Aston Villa did everything but score in a thoroughly entertaining goalless stalemate with Burnley as the hosts failed to win for the fourth successive home match.
In a pulsating game, Villa had 15 shots in the first half alone and twice hit the woodwork.
Matthew Lowton denied his former club by hacking Ahmed El Mohamady’s shot off the line before Nick Pope tipped Anwar El Ghazi’s attempt on to the bar.
Kortney Hause headed against the post while Burnley’s best chance fell to Chris Wood whose header was clawed away by Emiliano Martínez.
Villa left to rue missed chances
Villa will wonder how on earth they did not manage to hit the net in a contest in which they managed 27 attempts.
On a frustrating night for Dean Smith’s side, Netherlands forward El Ghazi had eight attempts alone in his first Premier League start of the season.
The last time Villa won at home they put seven past reigning champions Liverpool in an extraordinary game. This could easily have been a similar outcome but the hosts were not clinical enough.
Pope made six saves in total with his fingertip effort to deny El Ghazi the best of the lot.
Even at the end Jack Grealish and Tyrone Mings went close but Villa, who were averaging more than two goals per game before this, failed to score for just the second time this season.
Grealish was outstanding in midfield but even he was left frustrated as Burnley dug deep to frustrate their opponents, who reman 11th in the table after a first draw of the season.
More to follow
- 27El Mohamady
- 15TraoréSubstituted forDavisat 80′minutes
- 21El Ghazi
- 11WatkinsBooked at 84mins
- 12BradyBooked at 32minsSubstituted forPietersat 90+1′minutes
- 9WoodSubstituted forVydraat 82′minutes
- 19RodriguezSubstituted forBarnesat 65′minutes
Match ends, Aston Villa 0, Burnley 0.
Second Half ends, Aston Villa 0, Burnley 0.
Foul by Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa).
Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Burnley. Erik Pieters replaces Robbie Brady.
Attempt missed. Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matt Targett.
Attempt missed. Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ahmed El Mohamady with a cross following a set piece situation.
Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).
Foul by Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa).
Robbie Brady (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).
Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card.
Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa).
(Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).
Substitution, Burnley. Matej Vydra replaces Chris Wood.
Matt Targett (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.