Premier League: Aston Villa conquers Leeds United 2-1

BIRMINGHAM. Aston Villa beat Leeds United to win 2-1.

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BIRMINGHAM. Aston Villa prevailed over 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 with a goal. Eventually, P. Bamford reduced the distance for Leeds United with a goal. However, 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 around 3.6 degrees Celsius or 38.53 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 72%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in 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.

Leeds United was more aggressive with 53 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 4 were on target. Anyhow, Aston Villa was able to find the solution to win this encounter.​

Aston Villa shot 11 times, 5 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Leeds United shot 16 times, 4 on target, 12 off target.


Aston Villa received 2 yellow cards (B. Kamara and Emiliano Martínez). Regarding the opposition, Leeds United received 2 yellow cards (Robin Koch and I. Meslier).

After this match, Aston Villa will have 22 points like Crystal Palace to stay in the 11th place. Regarding the opposition, Leeds United will stay with 17 points like Leicester City and Nottingham Forest to stay in the 14th place.

Match Events

  • 3'

    L. Bailey

    B. Kamara

  • 10'

    Álex Moreno

    L. Digne

  • 31'

    D. Ings

    O. Watkins

  • 33'

    Robin Koch

  • 45'

    Rodrigo (Goal Confirmed)

  • 63'

    B. Kamara

  • 66'

    E. Buendía

  • 65'

    E. Buendía

  • 66'

    Maximilian Wöber

    P. Struijk

  • 67'

    P. Bamford

    Jack Harrison

  • 78'

    J. Gelhardt

    Brenden Aaronson

  • 78'

    S. Greenwood

    Marc Roca

  • 81'

    M. Sanson

    E. Buendía

  • 82'

    Philippe Coutinho

    J. Ramsey

  • 83'

    P. Bamford

    W. Gnonto

  • 88'

    Junior Firpo

    Robin Koch

  • 90'

    I. Meslier

  • 90'

    Emiliano Martínez

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Aston Villa will play away against Southampton on the 21st of January with a 8-4 head to head record in favor of Southampton (3 draws).

Leeds United will host Brentford on the 22nd of January with a 6-4 head to head statistic in favor of Brentford (5 draws).

Aston Villa: Formation and Lineups

Aston Villa started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Unai Emery Etxegoien chose to play with the following team: Emiliano Martínez (6.5), Ashley Young (7.3), Ezri Konsa (7.6), Tyrone Mings (7.1), Lucas Digne, Leon Bailey (6.9), Douglas Luiz (7.9), Boubacar Kamara (7.8), Jacob Ramsey (7.1), Emiliano Buendía (7.6) and Ollie Watkins (6.7).


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′).

Top player: Douglas Luiz

Probably the most impressive player in Aston Villa was Douglas Luiz even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.9) with 41 passes (78% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 16.

Leeds United: Formation and Lineups

Leeds United started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Jesse Marsch played with: Illan Meslier (6.4), Luke Ayling (6.2), Robin Koch (6.2), Liam Cooper (6.4), Pascal Struijk (6.2), Marc Roca (6.5), Tyler Adams (7.2), Jack Harrison (6.6), Brenden Aaronson (6.1), Wilfried Gnonto (6.0) and Rodrigo (6.5).


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′).

Top player: Patrick Bamford

Probably the most impressive player in Leeds United was Patrick Bamford.

His rating is (7.2) with 1 goal, 3 passes (33% accurate) and 0 key passes.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 67′.

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