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Game #5617

Aston Villa

Thursday, 10 March 2022

Won

9th (+2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Attendance: 36,404

Leeds United

Elland Road

Three consecutive wins, three clean sheets, more stunning play and goals and Villa are up to 9th under Steven Gerrard.

Leeds United

0-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Matty Cash | 22โ€™ | Danny Ings | 65โ€™ | Tyrone Mings | 73โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Calum Chambers, hit a stunner as Villa sweep aside Leeds.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Thursday, 10 March 2022

๐ŸŸจ | 17โ€™ Booking, Ollie Watkins, Bad foul
โšฝ | 22โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Philippe Coutinho, Assist by Matty Cash
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Leeds United 0-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 48โ€™ Booking, Tyrone Mings, Bad foul
๐ŸŸจ | 62โ€™ Booking, Douglas Luiz
โšฝ | 65โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Matty Cash, Assist by Danny Ings
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Danny Ings, Sub on, Morgan Sanson
โšฝ | 73โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Calum Chambers, Assist by Tyrone Mings
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Philippe Coutinho, Sub on, Emiliano Buendรญa
๐Ÿ” | 87โ€™ Sub off, Douglas Luiz, Sub on, Ashley Young
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Leeds United 0-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Douglas Luiz makes his 100th appearance for Villa aged 23. Having joined in July 2019, Luiz became the first Brazilian to play for the club.

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: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2021-22 |
Matchday | #30 |
League Match | #27 |
Manager Game | #17 |
Thursday, 10 March 2022
Attendance | 36,404 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2021-2022
Referee:ย Simon Hooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2008-
Kick off: 7.45pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 17 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 8 ๐ŸŸจ | 2 ๐ŸŸฅ 7 | 1.53

Career Form:

Top 8

Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Simon Hooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2008-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 1 May 21, Villa 2-1 Everton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Ian Hussin, Darren Cann.
Fourth official: Robert Jones.
VAR: Lee Mason.
Assistant VAR: Matthew Wilkes.

Simon Hooper

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Leeds United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Lucas Digne returns to the line up after โ€œCOVID-19โ€ issues kept him out of the mauling of Southampton on Saturday whilst fellow illness victim Ezri Konsa only returns to the bench alongside Carney Chukwuemeka.

Kortney Hause, Ben Chrisene and Tommi Oโ€™Reilly drop out of the squad.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: 27.00
Oldest Player: F Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 30.00 |
Youngest Player: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.80 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Jesse Marsch | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |

Leeds United

GK Illan Meslier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Stuart Dallas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Luke Ayling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Pascal Struijk | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Robin Koch | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Junior Firpo | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Adam Forshaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Raphinha | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Jack Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Daniel James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Rodrigo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 87โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Joe Gelhardt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for F Rodrigo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Patrick Bamford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Jack Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 58โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Mateusz Klich | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for M Adam Forshaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 67โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Carney Chukwuemeka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Kristoffer Klaesson | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Diego Llorente | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Charlie Cresswell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jamie Shackleton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Crysencio Summerville | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Sam Greenwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ151.90m
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: ยฃ48.78m
Team Cost: ยฃ200.68m
Squad Cost: ยฃ258.01m
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 : 10/20
Homegrown: 3/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ19.58m |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ20.60m |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ14.22m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Carney Chukwuemeka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ34.56m |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ28.80m |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | ยฃ16.56m |

F Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ31.59m |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ27.72m |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ119.58m
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: ยฃ9.54m
Team Cost: ยฃ129.12m
Squad Cost: ยฃ150.45m
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 : 10/20
Homegrown: 2/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Illan Meslier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ5.85m |
GK Kristoffer Klaesson | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ1.80m |

LB Junior Firpo | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ13.50m |
RB Stuart Dallas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.71m |
RB Luke Ayling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.78m |

CB Diego Llorente | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ18.00m |
CB Robin Koch | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ11.70m |
CB Charlie Cresswell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Pascal Struijk | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |

M Adam Forshaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.59m |
M Mateusz Klich ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ1.53m |
M Jamie Shackleton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

W Daniel James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ26.19m |
W Raphinha | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ16.74m |
W Jack Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.52m |
W Crysencio Summerville | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |

F Rodrigo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ27.00m |
CF Patrick Bamford ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ7.11m |
CF Sam Greenwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.53m |
CF Joe Gelhardt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.90m |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | Knee

Out On Loan | 13 |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Sheffield United
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Strasbourg
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Forest
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Internacional
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Everton
M Aaron Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cheltenham
CF Caleb Chukwuemeka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Livingston
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stoke
CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Preston
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Newcastle
GK Filip Marschall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Gateshead
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Luton
W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Basaksehir

Not Selected | 1 |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

โ€‹

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 50%
Possession A | 50%
Shots F | 15
Shots A | 4
Shots on Target F | 9
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 17

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI am very happy.

โ€œThe team is in a fantastic place and the mood is good but we have to remain cautious and keep resetting ourselves. Things can change quickly in this league.

โ€œThe game plan worked tonight for sure. The idea was to really dominate the middle of the pitch. We played through the press which gave us a lot of success through the transition. We were a real joy to watch going forward.

โ€œWe started both halves a little sloppy if there was one negative.โ€

Steven Gerrard.

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โ€œWe have to keep going well.

โ€œThe size of the club is ready to go to the next level and hopefully I can be a part of that.โ€

Matty Cash.

*BBC Sport*
Thursday, 10 March 2022

**Calum Chambers scored a stunning goal as Aston Villa condemned Leeds United to a sixth successive Premier League defeat.**

Chambers curled home 17 minutes from time to cap a thoroughly satisfying evening for Villa - and a deeply dispiriting one for Leeds in manager Jesse Marschโ€™s first home match.

Villa took the lead after 22 minutes when Coutinhoโ€™s right-footed effort deflected off Pascal Struijk and wrong-footed Illan Meslier.

Leeds, who welcomed Patrick Bamford back from a three-month injury lay-off, improved after the break but it was ultimately in vain as Cash doubled Villaโ€™s lead on 66 minutes and Chambers wrapped up the points with his first goal for the club.

Leedsโ€™ 15th league defeat of the season leaves them 16th in the table, and having played more games than Everton and Burnley below them.

Steven Gerrardโ€™s Villa, meanwhile, are ninth after a third consecutive win and clean sheet.

Difficult night for new boss Marsch

Having started life as Leeds boss with a 1-0 defeat at Leicester, Marsch will have hoped a noisy Elland Road crowd could help lift his side to three much-needed points.

But they managed just one shot on target as their problems at both ends were laid bare by a vibrant Villa outfit.

The Whites have now failed to score in each of their past four games, but Villa have had no such issues of late - adding three goals to the four they netted against Southampton at the weekend.

The first here came when Lucas Digne was released down the left, his cross evaded Ollie Watkins and Cash pulled the ball back to Coutinho, who netted his fourth Villa goal, courtesy of a deflection.

Meslier almost gifted Villa a second when he passed straight to Watkins only to recover quickly, and Leeds had their French goalkeeper to thank at half-time as his saves to deny Douglas Luiz and John McGinn kept the visitors within reach.

Marsch replaced the ineffective Rodrigo with Joe Gelhardt at the break, and while Leeds showed glimpses of renewed purpose, Villa remained resolute at the back before Cash fired a low shot past Meslier to give Gerrardโ€™s men a two-goal cushion.

Villaโ€™s third came from unlikely source when Chambers found the top corner with a sublime right-footed strike that left Meslier flat-footed.

Leedsโ€™ misery was compounded late on when left-back Junior Firpo left the field on a stretcher, and Marschโ€™s side may be without the Brazilian on Sunday, when bottom-placed Norwich visit Elland Road.

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