BIRMINGHAM. Aston Villa defeated Leeds United to win 2-1. It was Aston Villa to strike first with an early goal of L. Bailey at the 3′. Then E. Buendía scored again for Aston Villa in the 66′ minute. Eventually, P. Bamford reduced the distance for Leeds United (83′). Eventually, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.
The match was played at the Villa Park stadium in Birmingham on Friday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Michael Oliver with the support of Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett. The 4th official was Jarred Gillett. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 3.6 degrees Celsius or 38.53 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 72%.
No teams had a vastly superior advantage in terms of ball possession. Aston Villa was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Leeds United that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Leeds United was putting more pressure with 53 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 4 were on target. Anyway, Aston Villa succeeded in find the solution to win this match.
Aston Villa shot 11 times, 5 on target, 6 off target. Regarding the opposition, Leeds United shot 16 times, 4 on target, 12 off target.
Aston Villa received 2 yellow cards (B. Kamara and Emiliano Martínez). On the opposite side, Leeds United received 2 yellow cards (Robin Koch and I. Meslier).
After playing this encounter, Aston Villa will have 25 points like Chelsea to hold in the 11th place. Talking about the opposition, Leeds United will stay with 17 points like Leicester City and Nottingham Forest to hold in the 14th place.
In the next match in the Premier League, Aston Villa will host Brighton & Hove Albion on the 28th of May with a 6-1 head to head record in favor of Aston Villa (5 draws).
Leeds United will host Tottenham Hotspur on the 28th of May with a 5-2 head to head record in favor of Tottenham Hotspur (1 draw).
Aston Villa – Formation
Aston Villa started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Unai Emery Etxegoien decided to play with the following team: Emiliano Martínez, Ashley Young , Ezri Konsa , Tyrone Mings , Lucas Digne, Leon Bailey , Douglas Luiz , Boubacar Kamara , Jacob Ramsey , Emiliano Buendía and Ollie Watkins .
The home team had on the bench: Morgan Sanson, Álex Moreno , Kadan Young, Jan Bednarek, Danny Ings , Robin Olsen, Marvelous Nakamba, Calum Chambers and Philippe Coutinho .
Aston Villa made 4 changes: L. Digne for Álex Moreno (10′), O. Watkins for D. Ings (31′), E. Buendía for M. Sanson (81′) and J. Ramsey for Philippe Coutinho (82′).
Best player: Douglas Luiz
The player that probably impressed the most for Aston Villa was Douglas Luiz even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 41 passes (78% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 16.
Leeds United – Formation
Leeds United started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Jesse Marsch played with: Illan Meslier, Luke Ayling , Robin Koch , Liam Cooper , Pascal Struijk , Marc Roca , Tyler Adams , Jack Harrison , Brenden Aaronson , Wilfried Gnonto and Rodrigo .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Patrick Bamford, Joel Robles, Rasmus Kristensen, Junior Firpo, Diego Llorente, Maximilian Wöber , Joe Gelhardt , Sam Greenwood and Sonny Perkins.
Leeds United made 5 changes: P. Struijk for Maximilian Wöber (66′), Jack Harrison for P. Bamford (67′), Brenden Aaronson for J. Gelhardt (78′), Marc Roca for S. Greenwood (78′) and Robin Koch for Junior Firpo (88′).
Best player: Patrick Bamford
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Leeds United was Patrick Bamford.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 3 passes (33% accurate) and 0 key passes.
His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 67′.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League.