Date: 28th April 2019 at 3:40pm
Written by:
Leeds United
1 – 1
Aston Villa

Elland Road

Championship

28/04/2019 12:30 pm

Attendance: 36786

Referee: Attwell

Leeds United Aston Villa
Klich (72) Adomah (77)
Casilla Steer
Ayling Elmohamady
Jansson Tuanzebe
Cooper
 
Mings
Dallas 45 Taylor
Phillips McGinn
 
Hernandez
 
Hourihane
 
Forshaw Grealish 91
Klich
 
Green 69
Harrison 45 Kodjia 79
Bamford
 
El Ghazi
 

Substitutes

Peacock-Farrell Whelan 91
Roberts 45 Lansbury
Berardi 45 Jedinak 79
Brown Bjarnason
Shackleton Hutton
Clarke Sarkic
Bogusz Adomah 69

Game Statistics

27 Goal attempts 13
5 On Target 4
7 Corners 3
14 Fouls 8
4 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 1
69 % 31

Sunday afternoon’s early Championship action saw Aston Villa make the trip to Elland Road to face off against fellow Play-Off promotions hopefuls.

Given the result earlier in the season there was a touch of revenge to this one but with our Play-Off place secured we were obviously hoping to extend our winning streak further to keep confidence and momentum going – a decent result against Leeds United, given how they fell off the pace recently, would also have been a bonus psychologically as most expect the final to be a repeat of this one.

Villa weren’t at their best, and Leeds predictably had more of the ball and chances overall, but there was only a single shots difference when it came to testing the keeper, but the game won’t be the talking point.

Leeds scored in dubious circumstances in the 72nd minute as they played on after Jonathan Kodjia had been flattened, and despite looking like the ball was going out of play, it didn’t and from an offside position, they opened the scoring.

Queue handbags and Patrick Bamford went down like a two dollar hooker feigning that Anwar El Ghazi had elbowed him in the melee and we were reduced to ten men.

Cameras showed absolutely no contact, so we’ll be appealing that one, but having already caused controversy this season with the infamous Spygate, Marcelo Bielsa instructed his players let us equalise and Albert Adomah trotted through almost unchallenged in minute 77 to tie the scores up again.

It wasn’t without incident after that, but that’s where the scoring ended.

Norwich and Sheffield United are automatically promoted, and we cannot now catch West Bromwich Albion which is a shame, but fifth place should be ours and the unbeaten run continues.