Burnley 1 Villa 1: Heskey hailed after long-awaited strike
By Villa reporter
Saturday 21 Nov 2009 19:15:00
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Villa manager Martin O'Neill hailed Emile Heskey for his 86th-minute equaliser that earned a 1-1 draw at Burnley.

Heskey, who had not scored in the league since mid-April, pounced at the far post to nod home James Milner's cross and cancel out Steven Caldwell's ninth-minute header.

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O’Neill said: ‘It is obviously very important for him. He has the reputation of being a provider for other players to score goals. That's fine, it's okay, but I think if you are a centre-forward you have to get your quota in.

‘It was a great boost for him. He took it very well indeed. I've worked with him a long time and I think he is capable of scoring more goals than he does do.’


The point lifted Villa into the top four, although Tottenham can take that place back with a win or draw at home to Wigan o Sunday afternoon.


O'Neill said: ‘I think on our second-half performance we deserved it. We were stodgy in the first half when we had no reason to be. We were coming into it on the back of a really great win (5-1 at home to Bolton) and confidence was high.


‘I thought Burnley adjusted much better to the conditions in the first half than we did and they got the goal - which was not a very good goal from our point of view. It knocked us back a bit and we didn't get going at all until the second half when I thought the point was well merited.’


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