Whites and Villa play out draw.
Sky Bet Championship
eeds United 1 (Klich 72) Aston Villa 1 (Adomah 77)
Leeds: Casilla, Ayling, Jansson, Cooper, Dallas (Berardi 45), Phillips, Forshaw, Klich, Harrison (Roberts 45), Hernandez, Bamford. Subs not used: Peacock-Farrell, Brown, Shackleton, Clarke, Bogusz.
Villa: Steer, Taylor, Tuanzebe, McGinn, Grealish (Whelan 90), Hourihane, Green (Adomah 69), El Ghazi, Kodjia (Jedinak 79), Almohamady, Mings. Subs not used: Lansbury, Bjarnason, Hutton, Sarkic.
Booked: Hernandez, Cooper, Klich, Bamford (Leeds), Hourihane, McGinn (Villa)
Sent off: El Ghazi (Villa)
Referee: S. Attwell
Attendance: 36,786 (2626 away fans)
Venue: Elland Road
Leeds United and Aston Villa played out a dramatic 1-1 draw in the final home league game of the season in front of a sold out Elland Road.
It was the visitors who made the brightest start, inside two minutes Anwar El Ghazi did well down the right flank to reach the byline, before finding Andre Green with a cross, but he couldn’t keep his header down.
A minute later, Green turned provider, floating a cross into the Leeds box, which Jonathan Kodjia headed just wide.
Leeds’ first chance came soon after, following some good build up play Luke Ayling put a ball into the Aston Villa box from the right, it evaded Patrick Bamford, but landed at the feet of Jack Harrison, but his tame effort couldn’t beat Jed Steer.
Mateusz Klich fired a powerful effort over, before Harrison played a neat one-two with Bamford to break into the Villa box, but his shot was denied by a superb block from Ahmed Elmohamady.
John McGinn forced Kiko Casilla into action with an attempt from a narrow angle, whilst at the other end, Bamford and Klich saw strikes blocked, before Adam Forshaw fired over.
In the 31st minute, the visitors nearly took the lead, but for Casilla. He made a fine save to deny a McGinn header, following an Elmohamady cross.
Pablo Hernandez then drove forwards, but could only fire wide with his effort from 25 yards.
Tyrone Mings headed over at an Aston Villa free-kick, before Stuart Dallas fired high from distance.
In first half stoppage time, Dallas hit a thunderbolt from 30 yards which went just inches wide, but there was controversy as the half time whistle went, with Luke Ayling just about to break into the box in a Leeds attack, with boos ringing around Elland Road.
Half time: Leeds United 0-0 Aston Villa
Marcelo Bielsa made two changes at the break, with Gaetano Berardi and Tyler Roberts introduced.
Five minutes into the second period Leeds came close to an opener, driving forwards, before Adam Forshaw fired just inches wide from 20 yards.
Elmohamady then found Kodjia well placed in the Leeds box and with time to shoot, but he fired his effort into the South Stand.
Hernandez then tried his luck from the edge of the box, with his strike just inches too high.
Green almost scored from a cross, when his delivery headed towards goal, but Casilla was on hand to tip it over.
Leeds took the lead in controversial circumstances, with Aston Villa having a man down, Roberts went to kick the ball out of play, before continuing to play on, he fed Klich who weaved his way into the area and curled the ball into the bottom corner.
Klich’s goal caused a melee between the two sides, which resulted in El Ghazi being sent off and Bamford and Conor Hourihane receiving bookings.
When play finally resumed, Leeds let Villa walk the ball into the net, with substitute Albert Adomah the goal scorer.
With a minute of normal time remaining, Roberts controlled the ball well, before firing a curling effort just wide.
In stoppage time Leeds nearly won it, but for the brilliance of Steer, who denied Roberts from close range and a Hernandez shot on the turn, as both sides had to settle for a point.
Full time: Leeds United 1-1 Aston Villa