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Aston Villa beat Crystal Palace with 'heart' says Unai Emery

Unai Emery claimed Villa won with their heart after a stunning late comeback to beat Crystal Palace.

Aston Villa manager Unai Emery

Villa scored three times in the closing stages as they fought back from a goal down to secure their 10th straight home win in all competitions.

A thumping 87th minute strike from substitute Jhon Duran cancelled out Odsonne Edouard’s opener for the visitors, before the hosts then struck twice during 17 dramatic minutes of stoppage time.

Douglas Luiz converted a controversial penalty to put them ahead before Leon Bailey netted to round off the win.

Emery said: “Today was a very different match to the ones we played before. This is the 10th match in a row we have won at home.