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Aston Villa 1-1 Leeds United

Jonathan Kodjia
Jonathan Kodjia took his tally to nine for the season with his penalty against Leeds

Jonathan Kodjia's late penalty preserved Aston Villa's unbeaten home record in the Championship as they salvaged a draw against in-form Leeds.

Pontus Jansson headed the visitors ahead from a corner after the break and the defender then hit the crossbar.

After Liam Cooper handled under pressure in the box with four minutes left, Kodjia equalised from the spot.

There was still time for Leeds winger Hadi Sacko to hit the bar and Rob Green to deny Kodjia a winner.

Leeds missed the chance to move up to third but climb a place to fourth, while Steve Bruce's Villa are now five points off the play-off places.

Villa were the better side in the first half, with Kodjia and Jordan Ayew forcing saves from Green, but the game came to life when Garry Monk's side took the lead.

On-loan centre-back Jansson was left unmarked and powered a header at Mark Bunn, but the Villa keeper was unable to stop it crossing the line.

Leeds, who had won eight out of 10 heading into the match, looked likely to emerge victorious until the hosts were awarded a penalty for Cooper's handball after referee Roger East had consulted with assistant Andrew Garratt.

There were chances at both ends in a frantic finale, with Jansson having an effort from close range blocked and Kodjia shooting wide moments after being foiled by Green.

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce: "It's the best Leeds team I've seen in a good few years.

"They're confident, playing well and you can see that in abundance. But we stuck at it and got a point out of the game.

"We might have nicked it and I think that might have been a bit unfair.

"We're still unbeaten at home but we've got a lot of work to do, I'm under no illusions about that. We're still a long way away from where we need to be."

Leeds United boss Garry Monk: "We got the goal and had two or three really good chances that you have to take.

"Had we taken one of them I think we would have won the game quite comfortably.

"But a good team like Aston Villa, who are very experienced, stuck in there and had their chances as the game went to and fro towards the end.

"It shows how far we've come that we're disappointed not to win here against a team that have a fantastic record at home."

Line-ups

Aston Villa

  • 31Bunn
  • 21Hutton
  • 12ChesterBooked at 90mins
  • 2Baker
  • 23Amavi
  • 25JedinakSubstituted forGestedeat 78'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 15Westwood
  • 10J AyewSubstituted forAdomahat 78'minutes
  • 40GrealishSubstituted forMcCormackat 49'minutes
  • 7Bacuna
  • 26Kodjia

Substitutes

  • 1Gollini
  • 6Elphick
  • 11Agbonlahor
  • 14Gestede
  • 22Gardner
  • 37Adomah
  • 44McCormack

Leeds

  • 1Green
  • 2Ayling
  • 18JanssonBooked at 85mins
  • 6CooperBooked at 85mins
  • 28Berardi
  • 26BridcuttBooked at 59minsSubstituted forVieiraat 83'minutes
  • 23Phillips
  • 24Sacko
  • 7RoofeSubstituted forWoodat 69'minutes
  • 15DallasSubstituted forHernándezat 57'minutes
  • 11Doukara

Substitutes

  • 9Wood
  • 10Antonsson
  • 12Silvestri
  • 19Hernández
  • 25Vieira
  • 27Mowatt
  • 33Denton
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
37,078

Match Stats

Home TeamAston VillaAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Aston Villa 1, Leeds United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aston Villa 1, Leeds United 1.

Attempt saved. Rudy Gestede (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

James Chester (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Chester (Aston Villa).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

Attempt blocked. Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) left footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Luke Ayling (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jordan Amavi.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Rudy Gestede with a headed pass.

Foul by Pablo Hernández (Leeds United).

Albert Adomah (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa).

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Nathan Baker.

Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Souleymane Doukara.

Goal!

Goal! Aston Villa 1, Leeds United 1. Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Rudy Gestede (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Liam Cooper (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Penalty conceded by Liam Cooper (Leeds United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Foul by Liam Cooper (Leeds United).

Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Ronaldo Vieira replaces Liam Bridcutt.

Attempt missed. Liam Bridcutt (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Baker (Aston Villa).

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Kalvin Phillips.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Albert Adomah replaces Jordan Ayew.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Rudy Gestede replaces Mile Jedinak.

Attempt saved. Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.

Luke Ayling (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa).

Offside, Leeds United. Liam Cooper tries a through ball, but Gaetano Berardi is caught offside.

Foul by Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United).

Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton23156238142451
2Newcastle23161645182749
3Reading2313463330343
4Leeds2413383124742
5Huddersfield2313372827142
6Sheff Wed2312472723440
7Derby2311662415939
8Fulham2399540281236
9Aston Villa2481152623335
10Barnsley2310494035534
11Birmingham239772730-334
12Norwich23103103837133
13Preston239593131032
14Brentford2385102930-129
15Wolves237793132-128
16Ipswich237792226-428
17Bristol City2383123030027
18Nottm Forest2375113641-526
19Burton2467112633-725
20Cardiff2366112638-1224
21QPR2365122034-1423
22Blackburn2355132739-1220
23Wigan2346132030-1018
24Rotherham2434172552-2713
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