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Game #5637

Aston Villa

Sunday, 2 October 2022


14th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 36,582

Leeds United

Elland Road

๐Ÿ•’ | FT Leeds 0-0 Villa. Hopeless Villa fail to take advantage of 10-man Leeds as a costly two points are thrown away for the desperate relegation battle to come. Result aside, the way this team is being instructed to play is unrecognisable from the traditions of Villa - even if there have been fallow times in recent years - this Gerrard nonsense simply does not represent Villaโ€™s style. We are falling backwards at an alarming rate and doing it with no style or sportsmanship whatsoever. This is shameful stuff and should not be forgiven. Gerrard MUST GO.

Leeds United


Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None


Steven Gerrard, simply the worst Villa boss of the modern era, and that's saying something




Sunday, 2 October 2022

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Ludwig Augustinsson
๐ŸŸจ | 6โ€™ Booking, Ludwig Augustinsson, late tackle
๐Ÿ” | 45โ€™+4 Sub off, Ludwig Augustinsson, Sub on, Jan Bednarek ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Leeds United 0-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸฅ | 48โ€™ Sending off, (Leeds United), Luis Sinisterra, Second booking
๐ŸŸจ | 63โ€™ Booking, Leon Bailey, late tackle
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, Leon Bailey, Sub on, Emiliano Buendรญa
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Jacob Ramsey, Sub on, Danny Ings
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Leeds United 0-0 Aston Villa


Ludwig Augustinsson makes a debut for the annals. Not quite Danny Drinkwater but a 6โ€™ booking, a performance of trepidation and injury all before half time really sums up Gerrardโ€™s management.

Ashley Young made his 200th start for Villa in his 220th appearance since first joining the club in 2007.

Jan Bednarek makes his Villa debut after joining on loan from Southampton.

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


Leeds United

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


Season | 2022-23 |
Matchday | #9 |
League Game | #8 |
Manager Game | #37 |
Sunday, 2 October 2022
Attendance | 36,582 |


Manager: Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2021-2022
Referee: Stuart Attwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nuneaton, 2007-
Kick off: 4.30pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ


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


๐Ÿ•’ 37 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 13 ๐ŸŸจ | 7 ๐ŸŸฅ 17 | 1.24

Career Form:

Mid Table

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


Referee: Stuart Attwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nuneaton, 2007-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 11 Dec 21, Villa 0-1 Liverpool (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Darren Cann, Harry Lennard.
Fourth official: Tony Harrington.
VAR: Michael Salisbury.
Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes.

Stuart Attwell



๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Leeds United

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ


As injuries predictably decimate the fallow squad run by Steven Gerrard, Ludwig Augustinsson makes his debut after seven squad appearances with many keen to see the comparative quality of the squad players Gerrard has brought in against the many jettisoned in his year in charge.

Another Gerrard arrival, Jan Bednarak makes his first squad appearance after his arrival on loan from Southampton whilst Ashley Young chalks up 220 appearances for the club with his 200th start.

Calum Chambers misses the squad for an unknown injury to leave Gerrard without six first-teamers.

Philippe Coutinho keeps his place, because of course he does, whilst Emiliano Buendรญa is once again relegated to the bench despite the to date underwhelming Leon Bailey also keeping his place.

Marvelous Nakamba and Morgan Sanson - having been told they are free to leave the club by Gerrard - are drafted in as emergency subs - whilst Lamare Bogarde features in his first squad of the season and fifth overall with Cameron Archer also back to represent what is left of the Villa Youth under Gerrard.


Starting XI Average Age: | 27.85 |
Bench Average Age: | 28.16 |
Squad Average Age: | 27.95 |
Subs Average Age: | 27.10 |
Oldest Starter: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.26 |
Youngest Starter: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.36 |
Oldest Squad Player: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.26 |
Youngest Squad Player: CB Lamare Bogarde | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 18.43 |
Oldest Substitute: CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 30.57 |
Youngest Substitute:W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 26.12 |



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

Jesse Marsch | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸข | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฉ๏ธ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Leeds United

GK Illan Meslier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Rasmus Kristensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ”
CB Robin Koch | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Liam Cooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Pascal Struijk | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Tyler Adams | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Marc Roca | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”
M Brenden Aaronson | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ”
W Jack Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”
W Luis Sinisterra | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
F Rodrigo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”


๐Ÿ” | CB Jan Bednarek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸข | for LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 45โ€™+4 |
๐Ÿ” | W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | for W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 83โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | LB Junior Firpo | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด | for M Marc Roca | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 58โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Luke Ayling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Rodrigo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Patrick Bamford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Rasmus Kristensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Crysencio Summerville | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for W Jack Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 79โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Mateusz Klich | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for M Brenden Aaronson | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 79โ€™ |


GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Lamare Bogarde | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Kristoffer Klaesson | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Diego Llorente | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
F Wilfried Gnoto | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Sam Greenwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


1st XI Cost: ยฃ143.01m
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 : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ61.04m
Team Cost: ยฃ204.05m
Squad Cost: ยฃ242.57m
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 : 8/20
Homegrown: 3/20


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

RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | Loan |

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 Lamare Bogarde | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Youth |
CB Jan Bednarek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Loan |

M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ18.00m |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ14.22m |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ13.50m |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ยฃ10.80m |
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 |

W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ34.56m |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ28.80m |

CF 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 |
CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |


1st XI Cost: ยฃ144.64m
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 : 2/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ22.92m
Team Cost: ยฃ167.56m
Squad Cost: ยฃ192.89m
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 : 5/20
Homegrown: โญ•/20


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 Rasmus Kristensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ11.41m |
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 Liam Cooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.66m |
CB Pascal Struijk | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Free |

M Brenden Aaronson | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ29.00m |
W Jack Harrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.52m |
M Tyler Adams | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ15.00m |
M Marc Roca | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ10.50m |
M Mateusz Klich ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ1.53m |

W Luis Sinisterra | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ22.00m |
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 |
F Wilfried Gnoto | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ4.00m |
CF Sam Greenwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.53m |


Injury | 6 |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Achilles
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Achilles
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Hamstring
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Knee
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Ankle
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Unknown

Out On Loan | 13 |
W Indiana Vassilev | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | Inter Miami
GK Viljami Sinisalo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Burton
M Finn Azaz | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Plymouth
CF Louie Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | MK Dons
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Levante
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cardiff
M Aaron Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Norwich
RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Huddersfield
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Watford
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | Basaksehir
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Watford
FB Ben Chrisene | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kilmarnock
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | QPR

Bomb Squad | 1 | ๐Ÿ’ฃ |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |


Not Recorded

Player Positions:


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


Match Symbols:


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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

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


๐ŸŸข CB Jan Bednarek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
๐ŸŸข LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |



Possession F | 44%
Possession A | 56%
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 19
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 9
Fouls F | 23
Fouls A | 12


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โ€œI think weโ€™ve turned the corner. I wouldnโ€™t say weโ€™ve gone from one level to an extremely higher level. I think thereโ€™s tons of work to do.

โ€œWeโ€™re certainly defending better and looking organised. We were one goal away from you not asking that question, in reality, because youโ€™d be asking a different question. Weโ€™re close to that improvement but thereโ€™s still tons of work to do. Tons.

โ€œIt wouldnโ€™t be fair if I didnโ€™t question my attacking players and I need more quality.

โ€œWe have had 19 shots on goal and 12 inside the area so we need to be better. Leeds defended well and dug in and you would expect that but we created more than enough and it was that last bit that was missing. If we had found that we would have been happy.

โ€œAt times Leeds wanted to go to war and we did that. We frustrated Leeds and the crowd. When our moments came we got the ball into the right areas and to the people we wanted to but it didnโ€™t happen.

โ€œWe need more goals. We need our attacking players to step forward and be more ruthless. That tally [six goals so far] is not enough at this stage of the season and we know where we want to go. We keep working and putting the sessions on and rehearsing the moments that will come their way. We have improved slightly defensively and we need to continue that but we need to keep creating these moments and hopefully our players will gobble them up.

โ€œIt feels like we dropped two points today and we missed an opportunity to take two more points and move into the middle of the league.โ€

Steven Gerrard embarrasses Aston Villa yet again.

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 2 October 2022

**Leeds battled to earn a goalless draw with Aston Villa despite playing with only 10 men for the majority of the second half.**

In a bad-tempered match, Colombia winger Luis Sinisterra was sent off after 48 minutes for two bookings - a foul on John McGinn and then blocking the ball when Douglas Luiz tried to take a quick free-kick.

Villa almost immediately took advantage of the extra player but Philippe Coutinhoโ€™s volley bounced off the woodwork with England striker Ollie Watkins unable to convert the rebound.

The home side could have won it late on when substitute Patrick Bamford forced a fine save from Emiliano Martinez, with the Argentine also saving Brenden Aaronsonโ€™s follow-up.

The ups and downs of football

For 23-year-old Sinisterra, a ยฃ21m summer signing from Feyenoord, it was a harsh blow after a great few weeks in his career.

He has scored three goals for Leeds this season and during the international break netted his first ever goal for Colombia in a 4-1 win over Guatemala, quickly following that with two more in a 3-2 victory against Mexico.

But three minutes into the second half, he stuck his foot out to block Luizโ€™s free-kick and referee Stuart Attwell showed him a second yellow card.

The home fans and players were furious but the winger eventually left the field. Seconds later, Coutinho hit the post with a volley in a rare moment of skill in a frantic encounter high on passion and commitment.

Gerrard frustrated as Villa fail to get a winner

Villa manager Steven Gerrard was left frustrated at the result as his side aimed to win back-to-back matches for the first time this season after a 1-0 win over Southampton last time out.

The ex-England midfielder showed his annoyance at his sideโ€™s failure to break the hosts down late on when he booted a water bottle along the touchline after Ollie Watkins had been denied by Illan Meslier.

This was the 20th game Leeds had played since Jesse Marsch replaced the sacked Marcelo Bielsa in February, although the American had to watch from the stands as he served a one-game ban for being sent off in the 5-2 loss at Brentford.

He spent the match watching from the press seats at the back of the stand and saw a feisty encounter that ended with six different players receiving at least a caution.

Meslier was the busier of the two goalkeepers, saving first-half efforts from Watkins and Coutinho, while Villa skipper John McGinn had a goalbound effort deflected wide.

Following Sinisterraโ€™s dismissal, the visitors had the majority of the ball but could not beat Meslier, while Bamford, on as a substitute, was denied at the other end with both sides ultimately picking up a point apiece.

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