Burnley football club have issued a statement condemning an attack on the Aston Villa team bus after they were beaten 3-1 by Unai Emery’s side at Turf Moor on Sunday.
Reports from the BBC suggest that a brick was thrown through the front window of the Villa coach as they travelled home from the match.
The incident appeared to happen at junction 10 of the M65 approximately two miles away from Burnley’s ground Turf Moor.
A club statement from Burnley read: ‘Burnley Football Club is saddened and dismayed to learn about an attack on the Aston Villa team bus at junction 10 of the M65 after today’s match.
‘Having spoken with Villa we are relieved to hear nobody was hurt in the incident. We strongly condemn this behaviour and will support Lancashire Police in their efforts to find whoever was responsible.’
Matty Cash scored twice for the Villains today in the space of 12 minutes, opening up his goal scoring account for the new Premier League season, scoring twice from close range to give his side a 2-0 lead.
Lyle Foster got one back for the hosts just after the break but Emery’s side secured their second victory of the season with Moussa Diaby striking a volley into the bottom right corner of the goal.
The result means Villa will move to seventh in the Premier League standings on six points, three points behind Manchester City who sit top of the league.
Vincent Kompany’s Burnley, meanwhile have lost their opening two league matches to Manchester City and now to Villa, conceding three goals in both games.
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