28/04/2019 12:30 pm
|Leeds United||Aston Villa|
|Klich (72)||Adomah (77)|
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.