Aston Villa vs. Leeds United - Football Match Report

Paola Ditto
Ottobre 24, 2020

The striker notched all the goals for the visitors as Marcelo Bielsa's side returned to winning ways with a 3-0 victory at Villa Park that brought Dean Smith's hosts' flawless start to the new campaign to a grinding halt.

The win moves Leeds up to third on 10 points, albeit having played an extra game, two points behind Villa, while leaders Everton, who have 13 points, are at Southampton on Sunday.

Jack Grealish, one of Aston Villa's main men in attack, shot from inside the box, the ball went past the Leeds Unied keeper, but Luke Ayling made a brilliant goal line clearance! Bamford curled a shot into the top corner from just outside the area with unerring accuracy.

Watkins would've of course been a good signing for Leeds but, really, they didn't need him.

And Leeds' in-house pundit and former player Ben Parker has highlighted the 24-year-old's threat and even suggested he would fit right in with Bielsa's side in West Yorkshire, such are his on and off-the-ball qualities.

Villa's last home game saw them thrash champions Liverpool 7-2 and manager Dean Smith was disappointed with how his side had reacted to going behind against Leeds. "We probably got away with a 3-0 in the end with the chances they had", he said.

His six goals across the first half-dozen games of a Premier League season meant that he further equalled Cantona's achievements from the 1992-93 season, matching the Frenchman's long-standing record - and he has helped United to match the record for most goals by a newly promoted club across the same opening period, matching Middlesbrough from the same campaign.

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