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Aston Villa fans rue Tom Heaton’s injury sustained against Burnley

Aston Villa’s 2-1 victory against Burnley is massive for the club amid their relegation-threatened season back in the top flight.

While the three points and performance will be encouraging, especially after the 3-0 loss against Watford, it has come at a cost.

Dean Smith had already seen Wesley stretchered off, when Tom Heaton suffered the same fate in the 82nd minute, after trying to keep out Chris Wood’s header that made the score 2-1.

There were plenty of fans who were full of sympathy for their number 1, with the 33-year-old getting messages expressing hopes of a “speedy recovery” and that he will “get well soon”.

The England international has been an integral part of the Villa team, starting 20 of their matches this campaign and averaging 3.4 saves per game.

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178 Premier League games missed due to injury (so far).

Considering how influential he has been, having the goalkeeper out will be seen as a real blow for the club.

The 33-year-old being stretchered off made many Villa fans feel as though their club is “cursed” with the injuries they have been getting.

Indeed, Wesley was forced off just 14 minutes before, while John McGinn also sustained a lengthy injury recently.

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They will now be hoping that their luck changes in this regard as they fight to maintain their Premier League status.

In other news, FFC has suggested that Villa’s proposed transfer would be foolish.

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