The referee blows the whistle as the visitors run out 3-0 winners. However, it’s a comfortable victory in the end as Leeds struggled to create much going forward.
Gerrard’s men took the lead 22 minutes after Coutinho shot from just inside the box, with the Brazilian’s effort deflecting off Struijk into the back of the net.
The Whites started the second half much better and looked more threatening; however, the Villans held firm and doubled their lead after 65 minutes.
When Ings picked out Cash before the full-back cut inside and smashed past Meslier.
Chambers finished it off on 73 minutes with a sublime finish. Mings laid it off before the centre-back curled a delightful effort into the top left corner.
To sum up, They saw the remaining minutes out to seal the clean sheet along with the victory.
LEEDS UNITED (4-2-3-1): Illan Meslier; Stuart Dallas, Pascal Struijk, Luke Ayling, Junior Firpo; Adam Forshaw, Robin Koch; Raphinha, Rodrigo Moreno, Jack Harrison; Daniel James.
SUBS: Crysencio Summerville, Charlie Cresswell, Diego Llorente, Sam Greenwood, Joe Gelhardt, Patrick Bamford, Jamie Shackleton, Mateusz Klich, Kristoffer Klaesson.
ASTON VILLA (4-3-1-2): Emiliano Martinez; Matty Cash, Calum Chambers, Tyrone Mings, Lucas Digne; John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Jacob Ramsey; Philippe Coutinho; Danny Ings, Ollie Watkins.
SUBS: Robin Olsen, Tim Iroegbunam, Leon Bailey, Ashley Young, Carney Chukwuemeka, Morgan Sanson, Emiliano Buendia, Bertrand Traore, Ezri Konsa.
The visitors lead!!! Digne whips a dangerous ball in from the left that evades Watkins’ toe, but Villa recycle the ball well, and Cash lays it back to Coutinho. The Brazilian takes the shot the first time, and via a deflection off Struijk, the ball ends up in the back of the net to make it 1-0.
Cash makes it 2-0!!! Ings picks him out with a brilliant crossfield ball, and the full-back does superbly to cut onto his left foot past Firpo in the box before lashing past Meslier to double his side’s advantage.
What a goal!!! Chambers makes it 3-0 with a brilliant finish. A free-kick ends up with Mings at the back post, who lays it off to his centre-back partner before the former Arsenal man curls the ball into the far corner to surely put the game to bed.
So, what’s next for Leeds United and Aston Villa?
Another heavy defeat for the hosts means they remain 16th, just two points above the relegation zone.
They will host Norwich City next time out in a massive clash at the bottom of the table, and they will be desperate to get three points there to ease their fears.
Meanwhile, The impressive win for the visitors moves them up to a ninth-place, and they will look to make it four league victories in a row when they travel to West Ham next.
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