Leeds vs Aston Villa LIVE: Result and reaction from Premier League fixture tonight

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Marcelo Bielsa’s side are in high spirits after a dominant 3-0 victory against Southampton last time out, with Patrick Bamford adding a 13th league goal to his tally this season. That victory saw Leeds move 13 points clear of the relegation zone and they are now just five points adrift of sixth-placed Liverpool in what has been a brilliant first season back in the top flight.


Michael Jones27 February 2021 19:53


Reaction from Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn

Not many people would have fancied us without Jack [Grealish]. Leeds are really fit, they make you work hard for the goal. We got it early today and showed lots of character.

“They have a lot of threat but it leaves some weaknesses at the back. We maybe sat back a bit too much, but we’ll take the three points. It’s massive.

“We’ve got the chance [to finish in the top six] but there are some top teams in there. We’ll just take it game by game, starting on Wednesday [at Sheffield United] – that’ll be a tough game as well.”

Michael Jones27 February 2021 19:44


Reaction from Dean Smith

The players deserve lots of credit. Our game plan came off really well. We pressed them really well.

“We probably made it too open at times, but we restricted them to very few chances in the second half. We wanted to play with safety first and we did that.

“We made a really good start and got on the front foot early. Our intensity levels were certainly a lot better than they were last week. In the first half against Leicester there wasn’t as much intensity as I’d like. Today was a different game.

 “We want him [Jack Grealish] in our team because of the top player he is, but we’ve shown today we’re a top team. We’ve come to a team that scores goals freely and kept another clean sheet.”

Michael Jones27 February 2021 19:40


There’s no change in the Premier League standings as Aston Villa remain in eighth but their three points closer to the European places. They’re now four points behind Chelsea in fifth with a game in hand to play.

Michael Jones27 February 2021 19:31


Emi Martinez now has 13 clean sheets for Aston Villa in the Premier League this season with only Manchester City’s Ederson (15) having more.

Michael Jones27 February 2021 19:27


Leeds 0 – 1 Aston Villa

90+5 mins: Full time. Aston Villa hold on. They scored in the fifth minute and have held Leeds at bay for another 90. Wonderful defensive performance from the Villans as they take all three points away from Elland Road.

Michael Jones27 February 2021 19:22


Leeds 0 – 1 Aston Villa

90+2 mins: Leeds wins a corner in the dying minutes. Meslier comes forward for Leeds and marks Martinez. There’s some argy bargy in the box as the cross comes in but Martinez comes confidently off his line and plucks the ball out of the air.

Michael Jones27 February 2021 19:20


Leeds 0 – 1 Aston Villa

90 mins: Trezeguet comes on for Aston Villa replacing Anwar El Ghazi. It’s his 50th Premier League appearance and he’ll have five added minutes to play.

Michael Jones27 February 2021 19:16


Leeds 0 – 1 Aston Villa

87 mins: Ayling whips a cross into the box. Bamford gets in front of Konsa and wins the header but the Villa defender gets a touch to the ball and works it wide of goal. Leeds’ corner comes into the box and Villa squeeze it clear.

Michael Jones27 February 2021 19:13


Leeds 0 – 1 Aston Villa

84 mins: Targett comes over Hernandez to win an aerial ball. Hernandez goes down and Peter Bankes lets play go on. Hernandez isn’t at all happy with it and gives the referee an earful for which he’s show a yellow card.

Michael Jones27 February 2021 19:11


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