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() 'We will try and take it on the chin': John McGinn calls for Aston Villa to move on after controversial late decision denies them equaliser in defeat at Crystal Palace  Aston Villa suffered defeat at Crystal Palace after controversial disallowed goal  Jack Grealish adjudged to have dived before Henri Lansbury scored equaliser  John McGinn has called for his team-mates to put the match behind them 

By Pa Sport Staff

Published: 17:01 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 17:01 BST, 1 September 2019


John McGinn insists he and his Aston Villa team-mates need to move on after being left 'extremely disappointed' by a controversial call which saw a late equaliser at Crystal Palace ruled out.

Palace secured a narrow 1-0 win against a Villa side which played for over half an hour with 10 men at Selhurst Park following the sending off of Trezeguet.

Jordan Ayew hit the only goal of the game but the visitors thought they had snatched a late point when substitute Henri Lansbury fired home deep into stoppage time.

Jack Grealish is booked by Kevin Friend for a dive as Aston Villa's equaliser is chalked off

Jack Grealish is booked by Kevin Friend for a dive as Aston Villa's equaliser is chalked off

Instead, referee Kevin Friend pulled play back and booked indignant Villa captain Jack Grealish for simulation, with VAR then looking at the challenge before deeming the on-field official had made no clear and obvious error.

Because they had looked at that call it meant the goal would not count and so that decision was taken out of the hands of the VAR at Stockley Park.

Villa boss Dean Smith criticised the call after the game and McGinn agreed with his manager - although he admits the players now have to accept the decision.

'The word that keeps cropping up is frustration,' he told the

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