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May 24, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Burnley signed off from the Premier League with a deserved 1-0 win at Aston Villa on Sunday as Danny Ings gave the team what could be his leaving present.

But the striker's 6th-minute headed winner at Villa Park still meant the Clarets finished second bottom as they made a swift return to the second-tier championship.

It was Ings' 11th goal of the season with the out-of-contract forward expected to leave Turf Moor in the summer.

Villa, subdued for most of the first half, struggled to make a breakthrough although Tom Heaton saved from Gabriel Agbonlahor, Christian Benteke and Ashley Westwood.

Defeat saw Villa finish 17th out of 20 teams in the league, ahead of its FA Cup final with Arsenal on Saturday, after another brush with the drop.

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