Leeds United 0-1 Aston Villa: Anwar El Ghazi haunts Leeds on Elland Road return

Free highlights and match report as Anwar El Ghazi’s early strike earns Aston Villa first Premier League win in three games; Villa win without Jack Grealish in the Premier League for only the fourth time since 2018


Saturday 27 February 2021 19:28, UK

Anwar El Ghazi’s fifth-minute strike was enough to see off an insipid Leeds United 1-0 as Aston Villa claimed only their fourth Premier League victory without Jack Grealish.

El Ghazi haunted Leeds on his first return to Elland Road since his controversial sending-off in the Championship in 2019, slotting in from close range after Ollie Watkins’ sliced shot fell for him in the area.

Leeds could have snatched a point late on but Raphinha, the architect of Tuesday’s thrilling victory over Southampton, headed Jack Harrison’s cross wide from six yards, though Marcelo Bielsa’s side could have no complaints after an uncharacteristically flat performance.

Villa stay eighth in the table after securing a first Premier League win in three, two places and four points ahead of Leeds who stay ninth.

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What’s next?

Aston Villa
Wolverhampton Wanderers

Aston Villa host Wolves on Saturday Night Football at 5.30pm – live on Sky Sports Premier League – before Leeds travel to West Ham on Monday Night Football at 8pm – live on Sky Sports Premier League.

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