- Aston Villa team bus was attacked on Sunday evening as the side were travelling home following their 3-1 win over Burnley
- The incident took place soon after Aston Villa began their journey from Turf Moor
Aston Villa team bus was attacked on Sunday evening as the side were travelling home following their 3-1 win over Burnley. The windscreen of the bus was hit by a brick at junction 10 of the M65.
According to police, the brick was thrown from a footbridge as the bus travelled along the motorway. The police are yet to find the person who threw the brick but they have already started investigations.
“This incident occurred when a great deal of traffic was leaving the area following the football match between Burnley and Aston Villa. It is nothing but good fortune that the brick didn’t cause more damage, or result in somebody being seriously injured or even killed. We cannot say at this point whether this was a targeted attack but enquiries are ongoing and this will form part of our investigation. We are now determined to find the person or people responsible and are asking for anyone with information to get in touch.” The Independent quotes Supt Melita Worswick of Lancashire Police.
The incident that took place soon after Aston Villa began their journey home from Turf Moor is a further embarrassment to Burnley. It follows that of Manchester City‘s Rico Lewis being struck by an object thrown from the crowd in Burnley’s season-opening match at home. The same match was also halted after a fan invaded the pitch.
Following Sunday’s incident, Burnley said they were dismayed to learn abut the attack on the Aston Villa team. They spoke to Villa and were relieved to hear that no one had been hurt during the incident.
Villa Cash In Against Burnley
Unai Emery stretched his 100% win rate against Burnley on Sunday as his side secured a comfortable 3-1 win at Turf Moor. This season could be tough for Burnley, who are yet to secure a win since their return to the Premier League this season.
Aston Villa took an early lead just eight minutes into the match, thanks to Matty Cash. Ollie Watkins latched onto a hopeful ball forward then calmly squared it to Cash who opened his account for the new season.
Villa looked the dominant side and were once again rewarded in the 20th minute when Cash pounced on Moussa Diaby‘s perfect cutback.
Burnley found their way back into the match immediately after the restart when Zeki Amdouni fired in. Vincent Kompany’s side looked a bit confidence after pulling one back but were unable to find the equalizing goal.
Things got worse for the home side in the 61st minute when Aston Villa landed the final blow. This time round it was Moussa Diaby who converted, thanks to Lucas Digne’s assist.
Burnley remain without a point and are placed 18th on the Premier League standings. Meanwhile, Aston Villa who will are seventh with six points.