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Aston Villa vs Leeds United

Aston Villa vs Leeds United fought to a scoreless draw at Elland Road as neither team could find a breakthrough. In a spirited Premier League match, the hosts saw Luis Sinisterra expelled in the 48th minute for a second bookable offence, but Villa, despite having 19 shots to the home team’s six, was unable to break down the home defence.

Ollie Watkins frequently threatened and replacement Emi Buenda blasted a long-range shot well wide of the target. Philippe Coutinho came the closest when his effort bounced off a post. With the draw, Villa earned their first road point of the season and extended their undefeated run to three games.

This includes back-to-back clean sheets, and they have only lost one of their past 11 Premier League away games versus United. However, there were more injuries for Steven Gerrard when West Yorkshire debutant Ludwig Augustinsson was substituted in the first half.

Aston Villa vs Leeds United Both sides saw penalty appeals waved away just after the half-hour mark during what was a fiercely competitive first half containing plenty of needle. And it was Watkins who came close to a breakthrough before the interval, beating Meslier but seeing Robin Koch clear the danger, before Bailey also tested the United stopper from inside the penalty area.

On the stroke of halftime, though, Villa suffered a setback due to an injury as Augustinsson was pulled off and replaced by fellow debutant Jan Bednarek, with Ezri Konsa switching to right back and AshleyYoung switching over to the left. Just beyond the halfway point of what was a fiercely contested first half with plenty of needle, both teams had penalty appeals rejected.

Before the halftime, Watkins nearly scored after beating Meslier but Robin Koch cleared the threat, and Bailey then challenged the United goalkeeper from the penalty spot.

However, Villa suffered a setback when Augustinsson was forced out with an injury just before halftime. He was replaced by fellow debutant Jan Bednarek, with Ezri Konsa moving to right-back and Ashley Young switching to left-back.

Aston Villa vs Leeds United Three minutes into the second half, Sinisterra received a red card for a second bookable offence, which was not unexpected given the tone of the first half, which saw four yellow cards brandished. After Meslier was beat, Coutinho’s shot from Bailey’s cross rebounded off the far post before Watkins sent the rebound wide for Villa.

Buenda was brought by Gerrard off the bench, and the Argentine came near with a long-range shot in the 72nd minute before Konsa narrowly missed with a header from a corner. Following Coutinho’s missed opportunity, Watkins tested Meslier, and Martinez had to be ready to deflect a shot from Leeds substitute Patrick Bamford as Villa sought a breakthrough.

Villa put everything on the line in an effort to score, but Watkins was again denied by Meslier late in the game, resulting in a scoreless draw.

Aston Villa 0–0 Leeds United at the half.

Aston Villa vs Leeds United Leeds were reduced to 10 men practically quickly after the start of the second half thanks to Stuart Attwell’s second yellow card for Luis Sinisterra, which was followed by a red. Later, the visiting team came close to taking the lead. Watkins then turned the rebound wide after Philippe Coutinho received a long pass to the back post and took a first-time volley that hit the inside of the post.

Leeds 0-0 Aston Villa at the finish line.

Aston Villa vs Leeds United It’s over and it finishes as it was probably going to. Following the early-half sending-off of Luis Sinisterra, Villa were unable to find a way through. They have their first away point of the year, but Steven Gerrard feels that it is far from enough. At the end of the game, there were a lot of jeers from both the home crowd and the referee, who had just issued a red card that followed the letter of the law. A reasonable outcome for a very awful game.

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