Date: 13th April 2018 at 9:49pm
Written by:
Aston Villa
1 – 0
Leeds United

Villa Park

Championship

13/04/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 33374

Referee: Harrington

Aston VillaLeeds United
Grabban (29)
JohnstonePeacock-Farrell
ElmohamadyDallas
ChesterO'Connor
JedinakPennington
TaylorPearce
WhelanAlioski66
SnodgrassPhillips
GrealishVieira
Onomah85Hernandez
Grabban78Roofe78
Kodjia67Ekuban45

Substitutes

Samba85Lonergan
LansburyAnita
Hogan78Lasogga78
HourihaneGrot66
BreeO'Kane
BunnSaiz45
Adomah67Struijk

Game Statistics

17Goal attempts9
5On Target2
5Corners4
7Fouls10
0Yellow Cards0
0Red Cards0
53%47

Hosting Leeds United at Villa Park for this evening’s Championship clash, Aston Villa went into the game knowing victory would close the gap to Fulham to only two points and put us only one point behind third-placed Cardiff City.

That wouldn’t ease the pressure on Steve Bruce’s side as they gun for promotion this year as Fulham would have a game in hand, and Cardiff two, but it would put the pressure on them – so clearly a second home win in four days was the aim.

Jack Grealish was also trying to score for three successive matches.

So how did Friday the 13th treat us?

Well apart from some moments of decent play and the knowledge the margin of victory should’ve been greater, we can ignore the performance. It was three points and we closed the gap. Jack sadly didn’t get three in three but he’ll be happy with the number of points he played his part in helping to win.

Steve Bruce also continues a record of never having lost to Leeds whilst as the home gaffer and that now stands at eight having seen off Terry Venables, Eddie Gray, Kevin Blackwell, Dennis Wise, Neil ‘the Colin’ Warnock, Steve Evans, Garry Monk and now Paul Heckingbottom if the stattos are correct.

Three points though – who cares about anything else tonight?

Oh other than our Play-Off spot is now mathematically guaranteed of course and we should get home advantage for the second leg of the Semi-Finals.

 

4 Replies to “Stats: Aston Villa v Leeds”

  • The 7 points lost against Hull, Bolton and QPR really stick in the craw now. We would have been, should have been, second and on 86 points!

    Given the level of funding that has been made available to him, the manager should be ashamed.

  • Sorry, I forgot to mention the Norwich defeat. (There have been so many of them). Ten points thrown away that could have won us automatic promotion.

  • Three points is three points, but it’s all a bit in vain isn’t it. Ok, we’re in the play-offs, but really it’s a case of what could and should of been……………

  • Never mind what could have been, should have been, would have been. We are where we are and we must ensure we finish third at least. Keep winning; keep putting pressure on Fulham and Cardiff. Be the team in form when the play offs do roll around.

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