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28th Apr 2019

WATCH: Leeds United let Aston Villa score goal from kick-off after controversial goal and red card

Watch chaos ensue as Leeds United allowed Aston Villa to equalise after scoring a controversial goal when Jonathan Kodjia was down injured

Reuben Pinder


Leeds United allowed Aston Villa to equalise after they scored a controversial goal in a huge Championship fixture on Sunday afternoon.

The controversy arose when Jonathan Kodjia went down in the middle of the pitch, visibly hurt. Leeds players refused to put the ball out of play as Villa were expecting and went on to open the scoring through Mateusz Klich. That goal immediately sparked a scrap as Conor Hourihane grabbed Klich by the shirt and chaos ensued.

Anwar El Ghazi was then sent off for striking Patrick Bamford in the fracas, though he will feel hard done by as it didn’t appear to be overly malicious.

At the resulting kick-off, Leeds allowed Aston Villa to walk the ball straight into their net to make up for the controversy that preceded their goal. Pontus Jansson was not happy though, as the only Leeds player who tried to stop the goal, gesticulating to his teammates that they should not have shown such sportsmanship.

Watch the chaos below.