Regular Season
Finished
  • Anwar El Ghazi 5'
1
LEE
AVL
KO
  • GOAL! ANWAR EL GHAZI SMASHES ASTON VILLA INTO THE LEAD! 1-0! What a start for Dean Smith's side! The corner looks to have beaten everyone, but Watkins rattles it back in from the far side to find his team-mate at the right post. He slips too as he makes the first touch but then wrestles it back under control and slips it past Meslier at close range. The best opening salvo the visitors could ask for!
    Aston Villa
    Goal
    AVL - Anwar El Ghazi
    5'
HT
  • With a Leeds corner ably defended by the visitors, the hosts now make their first change of the game, with Ezgjan Alioski on in place of Struijk.
    Leeds United
    Leeds United
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out21 - Pascal Struijk
    Substitution - In10 - Ezgjan Alioski
    53'
  • Oh, this could be costly for Leeds. They start a fast counter through the middle and Roberts has to slightly double back for the ball. Targett takes the chance to cut him up and the Wales international is furious with the tackle, swinging out with the ball at him in frustration. His actions get him a booking.
    Leeds United
    Yellow Card
    LEE - Tyler Roberts
    61'
  • Targett also gets a booking for the tackle itself, and he's perhaps lucky to not face more. He seemed to go in for a second bite with his foot there as Roberts tried to stand, which is where the problem lies.
    Aston Villa
    Yellow Card
    AVL - Matt Targett
    61'
  • It's raining yellow cards right now at Elland Road, this time with Klich the guilty party for taking out El Ghazi on the break. The referee looks to almost hand a booking to somebody else, but ultimately doesn't, with Meslier saving the eventual set-piece opportunity swung in.
    Leeds United
    Yellow Card
    LEE - Mateusz Klich
    63'
  • Now it is time for Leeds to make change number two, and Jack Harrison is indeed the man to arrive, replacing Helder Costa.
    Leeds United
    Leeds United
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out17 - Hélder Costa
    Substitution - In22 - Jack Harrison
    64'
  • Villa are yet to make a swap but Leeds have completed their changes for the game now. Tyler Roberts is off - perhaps best given that yellow card - and Pablo Hernandez is on in his place.
    Leeds United
    Leeds United
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out11 - Tyler Roberts
    Substitution - In19 - Pablo Hernández
    71'
  • Villa make their first change now, with Morgan Sanson on for Ramsey.
    Aston Villa
    Aston Villa
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out41 - Jacob Ramsey
    Substitution - In25 - Morgan Sanson
    79'
  • A relatively innocuous free-kick for Villa inside their own half comes with a sudden price as Elmohamady takes too long for the referee's liking and is booked for time-wasting.
    Aston Villa
    Yellow Card
    AVL - Ahmed El Mohamady
    80'
  • A flying high challenge from Targett sees him catch Hernandez on the back of the head to the Leeds man's fury. To add insult to injury, he's the one who gets booked instead, for what appears to be foul language in his protests.
    Leeds United
    Yellow Card
    LEE - Pablo Hernández
    84'
  • It's not easy to come to Elland Road, and face the barmy proposition that is Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United, but Dean Smith will be delighted with the result today. Goalscorer El Ghazi now makes way, the change eating up the minutes as Villa add Trezeguet.
    Aston Villa
    Aston Villa
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out21 - Anwar El Ghazi
    Substitution - In17 - Trézéguet
    88'
FT
Leeds United
Game Stats
Aston Villa
69%
Possession
31%
13
Shots
9
3
Shots (On goal)
4
7
Corners
5
3
Saves
3
14
Fouls
14

Lineups

1
Illan Meslier
2
Luke Ayling
14
Diego Llorente
6
Liam Cooper
15
Stuart Dallas
21
Pascal Struijk
17
Hélder Costa
11
Tyler Roberts
43
Mateusz Klich
18
Raphinha
9
Patrick Bamford
Leeds United
4-1-4-1
26
Emiliano Martínez
27
Ahmed El Mohamady
4
Ezri Konsa Ngoyo
5
Tyrone Mings
18
Matt Targett
7
John McGinn
19
Marvelous Nakamba
41
Jacob Ramsey
15
Bertrand Traoré
11
Ollie Watkins
21
Anwar El Ghazi
Aston Villa
4-3-3

Team Stats

Leeds United

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
013
ForwardsGGASFCFW
00120
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00131
00112
71'
00231
64'
00022
53'
00010
DefendersGGASFCFW
00101
00112
00113
00001
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
53'(Pascal Struijk)
00000
64'(Hélder Costa)
00000
71'(Tyler Roberts)
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--

Aston Villa

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
003
ForwardsGGASFCFW
01140
00021
88'
5'
10511
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00002
00014
79'
00022
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
79'(Jacob Ramsey)
00000
88'(Anwar El Ghazi)
00010
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--

Team Ranks

Leeds United
Game Stats
Aston Villa
69%
Possession
31%
13
Shots
9
3
Shots (On goal)
4
7
Corners
5
3
Saves
3
14
Fouls
14