Holman on mark in Villa friendly win

Brett Holman was on the mark for Aston Villa in their friendly win over Burton.

Brett Holman was on the mark for Aston Villa in their friendly win over Burton.

Holman netted a second-half winner as Aston Villa battled back from behind to beat Burton 2-1 in Saturday's pre-season friendly at Pirelli Stadium.

Australia international Holman, a summer arrival from AZ Alkmaar, struck the deciding goal for Paul Lambert's side in the 83rd minute of their opening pre-season fixture.

Hosts Burton had earlier taken a ninth-minute lead through a long-range effort from Robbie Weir before Villa drew level just before half-time following an own goal by triallist Marcus Holness.

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