When Leeds United welcomed Aston Villa to Elland Road for Sunday’s Championship action, few would’ve expected the game to explode into life the way it did in the final 20 minutes.
Having dominated the game in our usual fashion, albeit with real chances largely level, Tyler Roberts and Mats Klich played on to open the scoring, after other players on both sides had stopped anticipating that the ball would go out of play after a clash between Liam Cooper and Jonathan Kodjia.
Play to the whistle surely?
In any event, there was also more than a hint of possible offside but Villa saw red, ended up being reduced to ten men, and manager Marcelo Bielsa epitomised ‘utmost faith’ as he instructed the team to let Villa walk in an equaliser.
Pontus Jansson had played peacemaker initially with their players and head coach Dean Smith initially.
The most controversial goal of the season, bar NONE! ????
Leeds United score whilst Aston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia is down injured ￼????
A mass brawl kicks off! ????
Anwar El Ghazi gets sent off ???? pic.twitter.com/BHbLhr2uGb
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) April 28, 2019
When it came to the decision to let them score, it seems Pontus’ switch had flipped as he was the only one to challenge Albert Adomah and it almost worked.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) April 28, 2019
Got to love our Swede’s passion for getting a result, just a shame we couldn’t nick it given our late chances as everyone would’ve won then.