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Game #5472

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Attendance: 41,411

Lost

Championship

10th (-2)

Leeds United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Villa race to a two goal lead but are beaten by lucky Leeds in stoppage time and "From their celebrations, I thought they'd actually won the title."

Aston Villa

2-3

Leeds United

Assist(s) | John McGinn | 5' | Jonathan Kodjia | 17โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Conor Hourihane doubles Villa's lead on 17', 23 December 2018

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 5โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Tammy Abraham, Assist by John McGinn
๐ŸŸจ | 7โ€™ Booking, Yannick Bolasie for a bad foul
โšฝ | 17โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Conor Hourihane, Assist by Jonathan Kodjia
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Leeds United
๐Ÿฅ… | 56โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Leeds United), Jack Clarke
๐Ÿฅ… | 61โ€™ Goal, 2-2, (Leeds United), Pontus Jansson
๐Ÿ” | 62โ€™ Sub off, Jonathan Kodija, Sub on, Anwar El Ghazi
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Glenn Whelan, Sub on, Birkir Bjarnason
๐ŸŸจ | 81โ€™ Booking, John McGinn for a bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Yannick Bolasie, Sub on, Scott Hogan
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+5 Goal, 2-3, (Leeds United), Kemar Roofe
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-3 Leeds United

ON THIS DAY

Despite taking a two goal lead Villa lose out to a stoppage time goal as Dean Smith suffers his first Villa Park defeat and first since October.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Leeds United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1991โ€“92

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leeds United

Previous 5 vs. Leeds: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Seasons | 2018-19 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Game | #23 |
Manager Game | #11 |
Sunday, 23 December 2018

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee:ย Andy Madley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Huddersfield, 2011-
Kick off: 1.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 2-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Andy Madley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Huddersfield, 2011-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 20 Oct 18, Villa 1-0 Swansea (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Rob Merchant, Mark Russell

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Leeds United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Andy Madley

TEAM NEWS

James Bree and Jonathan Kodjia replace Axel Tuanzebe (injury) and Anwar El Ghazi.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.34 |
Oldest Player: RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 34.97 |
Youngest Player: RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.05 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Marcelo Bielsa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
W Yannick Bolasie | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Jonathan Kodija | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |

Leeds United

GK Bailey Peacock-Farrell | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
RB Luke Ayling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Pontus Jansson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
LB Leif Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Ezgjan Alioski | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Adam Forshaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Pablo Hernรกndez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Kalvin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mateusz Klich | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Jack Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Kemar Roofe | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for CF Jonathan Kodija | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | 62โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | for M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 73โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for W Yannick Bolasie | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | 83โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Jack Clarke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | for W Jack Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Jamie Shackleton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Leif Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 78โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Dominic Revan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Will Huffer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Aapo Halme | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
M Robbie Gotts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lewis Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ38.34m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 5/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ19.35m
Team Cost: ยฃ57.69m
Squad Cost: ยฃ60.84m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 8/18
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ2.70m |
GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.05m |
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.15m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ0.99m |

CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ8.37m |
CB Dominic Revan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ1.80m |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ1.53m |

W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ8.10m |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ3.15m |
W Yannick Bolasie | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | Loan |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ11.61m |
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ9.45m |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ15.26m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ15.26m
Squad Cost: ยฃ15.74m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/18
Homegrown: 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Will Huffer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
GK Bailey Peacock-Farrell | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Free |

LB Ezgjan Alioski | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ2.15m |
RB Luke Ayling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.78m |
LB Leif Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Pontus Jansson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.43m |
CB Aapo Halme | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ0.48m |

M Adam Forshaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.37m |
M Mateusz Klich | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ1.53m |
M Kalvin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Jamie Shackleton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Robbie Gotts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Pablo Hernรกndez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |
M Lewis Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

W Jack Clarke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
W Jack Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

CF Kemar Roofe | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ3.00m |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 5 |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 10 |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Small Heath
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Charlton
CB Easah Suliman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Emmen
RB Mitch Clark | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Port Vale
M Aaron Tshibola | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kilmarnock
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Portsmouth
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hull
RB Ritchie De Laet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Melbourne
CF Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Central Coast Mariners
GK Matija ล arkiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stratford Town

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 34%
Possession A | 66%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 16
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 13

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith*

โ€œFrom their celebrations, I thought theyโ€™d actually won the title.โ€

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 23 December 2018

*Aston Villa boss Dean Smith called Leeds United โ€œthe best side weโ€™ve playedโ€ after they came back from two goals down to claim a stunning 3-2 stoppage-time win and go back to the top of the Championship.*

Villa led 2-0 at half-time as Tammy Abrahamโ€™s seventh goal in his past four home games - a close-range finish set up by John McGinnโ€™s bursting run - was quickly followed by Conor Hourihaneโ€™s beautifully placed low left-foot curler.

But Leeds struck twice in five second-half minutes to draw level as half-time substitute Jack Clarkeโ€™s stunning right-foot curler - his first goal for the club - was followed by a Pontus Jansson header.

And they won it five minutes into injury time when top scorer Kemar Roofe found the bottom corner to send the noisy visiting fans into raptures.

Marcelo Bielsa, the Leeds head coach, suggested that he would have settled for a point before Roofe scored.

โ€œWe were satisfied with the draw,โ€ Bielsa said. โ€œBut we felt a lot of euphoria to win, especially as it was in the last minute. And we deserved to win. We put in a lot of effort. The performance of the players was all very good.โ€

The better side won - Smith

Villa boss Smith said: โ€œGoing 2-0 up in a game like this, you expect to see it out, especially at Villa Park. But theyโ€™re the best side weโ€™ve played so far and we got punished for our defensive lapses.โ€

Villa have conceded 22 goals in 12 home games this season - the worst home defensive record in the division.

โ€œItโ€™s happened too much,โ€ said Smith. โ€œAnd it has reared its ugly head again.

โ€œThey were probably better than us but a draw was a fair result. Instead, itโ€™s my first defeat at Villa Park and itโ€™s a hard one to take.

โ€œFrom their celebrations, I thought theyโ€™d actually won the title.โ€

Bielsa was certainly not getting carried away, admitting: โ€œWe still have to play the same number of games. In football, you canโ€™t make any provision for what happens next. We will just try to win the games one by one, when they come.โ€

Jack in the box makes a difference

Villa had already let a two-goal lead slip in costly circumstances at home this season when their 3-3 draw with Preston in September was followed by boss Steve Bruce getting the sack.

But that night the game was turned by a sending-off, whereas this one was transformed by a half-time substitution.

โ€œJack Clarke gave enthusiasm to the team,โ€ added Bielsa. โ€œWhen I first saw him, I thought he was a good player, but I didnโ€™t think he would have quite the same influence he is showing now. He made an important contribution.โ€

Even before Roofeโ€™s late winner, Clarkeโ€™s superb strike, followed closely by Janssonโ€™s towering header, showed that, after so many seasons of false hope, this Leeds side have the qualities to finally get back to the Premier League, where they last played in 2004.

This win took the number of points they have amassed from losing positions to 14 under Bielsa - compared with just six in the whole of last season.

Against a Villa side already showing defensive frailties, without Neil Taylor and on-loan Axel Tuanzebe, it might still have been a different story for Leeds if Jonathan Kodjia had not blasted over at the start of the second half.

But United had already served notice of their threat before the break, Ezgjan Alioski curling just wide.

And after the quickfire two-goal turnaround from Clarke and Jansson, who rose above James Chester to head home, Leeds went chasing a third.

Mateusz Klichโ€™s cross had to be tipped over by Orjan Nyland and Villa survived a big handball shout against Glenn Whelan, despite frantic appeals from Roofe, in close attendance.

But Roofe had the final word in injury time, taking advantage of Ahmed Elmohamadyโ€™s poor headed clearance to fire home his 11th Championship goal of the campaign.

For the past 10 seasons, the side who have been top at Christmas have gone on to win promotion.

โ€œThere is an exception to every rule,โ€ smiled Bielsa. โ€œI hope we are not the exception.โ€

Injuries hit both camps

Already without left-back Taylor, Villa are now waiting on news about on-loan Manchester United centre-half Tuanzebe after a foot injury suffered in training.

That comes on top of their plans to give their former defender James Collins a short-term contract being thwarted when he too suffered a training ground injury.

โ€œItโ€™s something we always knew weโ€™d have to deal with in January,โ€ said Smith. โ€œAxelโ€™s is a metatarsal injury, which doesnโ€™t look great.

โ€œAnd we still have Jack Grealish in a protective boot at the moment which we will have to keep assessing.โ€

Leeds, already missing striker Patrick Bamford - who had only recently returned from a three-month lay-off - were further weakened by the pre-match withdrawal of left wing-back Barry Douglas.

โ€œHe felt weak during the warm-up,โ€ said Bielsa. โ€œHe told us he was not feeling well so I took the decision not to pick him.

โ€œBamford fell awkwardly going for a header and felt something in his knee. I think itโ€™s not serious and I hope heโ€™s back faster than the previous one.โ€