Date: 23rd December 2018 at 5:56pm
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Aston Villa welcomed Leeds United to Villa Park earlier this afternoon for the pre-Christmas Championship clash and we couldn’t have started the game any better really.

On loan Chelsea man Tammy Abraham opened the scoring five minutes into the first half and Conor Hourihane had doubled our lead inside of the opening 20 minutes. Those were the only two shots we managed to get on target though and the visitors hit back strongly in the second period.

By the hour mark in the game they had drawn level at 2-2 and five minutes into stoppage time they made their greater chances in the game count and had got the winner.

We can only blame ourselves really for the result as we had the match under control, even if they were creating more and had a greater threat.

Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle, a frustrated Smith explained.

“Going 2-0 up in a game like this, you expect to see it out, especially at Villa Park. But they’re the best side we’ve played so far and we got punished for our defensive lapses. It’s happened too much. And it has reared its ugly head again. They were probably better than us but a draw was a fair result. Instead, it’s my first defeat at Villa Park and it’s a hard one to take. From their celebrations, I thought they’d actually won the title.”

Onto the next one now and hopefully a return to winning ways and far better performances once more.


5 Replies to ““Probably Didn’t Deserve To Be 2-0 Up” – Absolute Honesty From Smith Post Leeds”

  • Firstly. Wait until you play us at home. Then you will see how we celebrate when we actually do win the title.
    And what’s with the ” a draw would have been a fair result? if you are talking fair then will you give us the two or three goals we should have had from unawarded blatant penalties? No…didn’t think so. You were the same when you visited us when you managed Brentford. Got a disputed(dive) of a penalty there and managed to claim a draw. So behave, we turned you over at your place. Now man up and move on you poor excuse of a man

  • 2 or 3 blatant penalties? I think its you lot who need to man up. Maybe you should have had one for the hand ball but thats it at best.

  • Funny how he says it differently in their local mail. He didn’t think we deserved to win in his own rags. The rest is irrelevant.

  • Ade don’t you realise that if Elohamedy had ducked under the ball and let it go out for a goal kick we would have had the draw. As to blatant penalties I have watched you this season and you also have defenders playing the wrestling game so come off it. Everyone knows we are weak at the back because Bruce deprived us of defenders. You were lucky to meet us when we had Grealish and Tuanzebe missing. Maybe we can come to your ground with a full team and turn you over and then you will see celebrations. Just remember there is still half a season to go and your record in the past has shown you fall apart in the New Year so calm down.

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