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Stewart downs Clarets

27 Oct 2010 23:00:14

Stewart downs Clarets

Substitute Stewart Downing's extra-time goal secured a 2-1 win for 10-man Aston Villa and sealed a Carling Cup quarter-final spot at the expense of brave Burnley at Villa Park.The England winger settled the fourth-round tie with his powerful shot after 96 minutes. Downing was allowed time to check back onto his favoured left foot and, although Lee Grant got a hand to the ball, he could not stop his fierce shot from entering the net.Burnley defender Clarke Carlisle had cancelled out Villa substitute Emile Heskey's opener with just a minute of normal time remaining.Marc Albrighton had released Ashley Young down the right and his low centre was side-footed home from close range by Heskey. But with a minute remaining Burnley forced the game into extra-time.Ross Wallace supplied the cross from the right and Carlisle climbed above the Villa defence to head past Brad Friedel.Villa had Albrighton sent off four minutes after Downing had scored - for a professional foul - but last season's beaten finalists held on to reach the last eight.


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