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NIGEL CLOUGH'S ASTON VILLA REACTION

26 December 2016

NIGEL Clough puts today's defeat down to a little bit of misfortune on Burton Albion's behalf, and thought the Brewers should have had another penalty.

Aston Villa took the lead in the first half, but Jamie Ward hit back with an outstanding scissor kick to level the scores before Ross McCormack regained Villa's advantage towards the latter stages of the second half.

The Brewers boss said: "McComack, who cost 14 million, taps one in from a yard.

"We have watched the goal back and Jon McLaughlin gets the slightest touch on the cross which takes it through John Brayford's legs so it's little things like that. It's a bit of misfortune on our behalf.

"We forced their goalkeeper into a few saves today. He made two very good ones and again we thought we had a very good shout for a penalty. Tom Naylor got completely taken out.

"Somebody told me we've had just one penalty in 46 games now, that does seem a little bit unfortunate."

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