Aston Villa cling on to beat Leeds and restore pride after FA Cup humiliation

Aston Villa cling on to beat Leeds and restore pride after FA Cup humiliation

Aston Villa beat Leeds to claim their fourth win in six Premier League matches under manager Unai Emery.

This win came five days after a loss in the FA Cup and has put Villa in title-winning form with 13 points from a possible 18.

Despite the team’s recent success, their performances will need to improve for them to achieve a top half finish.

The match was a redemption for Villa player Leon Bailey, who had struggled in previous games, but scored the first goal of the match early on.

The defense also played well, with new signing Alex Moreno and goalkeeper Emi Martinez making key saves. Emery was also praised for keeping faith in Bailey despite criticism.

Recap

Premier League 2022/2023

Villa Park

Aston Villa
Leeds
2 - 1
Final Score
Game Statistics
2 Yellow cards 2
0 Red cards 0
0 Corner Kick 11
2 Saves 3
5 Shots on Goal 4
11 Shots 16
72.6%
Pass Accuracy
45.5%
Shot Accuracy
OFF
2
F
12
SH
11
69.2%
Pass Accuracy
25.0%
Shot Accuracy
5
OFF
18
F
16
SH
Ball Possession
54%
46%