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Both Leeds and Aston Villa remain in the bottom half after a hard-fought clash at Elland Road

Leeds battled to earn a goalless draw with Aston Villa despite playing with only 10 men for the majority of the second half.

In a bad-tempered match, Colombia winger Luis Sinisterra was sent off after 48 minutes for two bookings – a foul on John McGinn and then blocking the ball when Douglas Luiz tried to take a quick free-kick.

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Villa almost immediately took advantage of the extra player but Philippe Coutinho’s volley bounced off the woodwork with England striker Ollie Watkins unable to convert the rebound.

The home side could have won it late on when substitute Patrick Bamford forced a fine save from Emiliano Martinez, with the Argentine also saving Brenden Aaronson’s follow-up.

The ups and downs of football

For 23-year-old Sinisterra, a £21m summer signing from Feyenoord, it was a harsh blow after a great few weeks in his career.

He has scored three goals for Leeds this season and during the international break netted his first ever goal for Colombia in a 4-1 win over Guatemala, quickly following that with two more in a 3-2 victory against Mexico.

But three minutes into the second half, he stuck his foot out to block Douglas Luiz’s free-kick and referee Stuart Atwell showed him a second yellow card.

The home fans and players were furious but the winger eventually left the field. Seconds later, Coutinho hit the post with a volley in a rare moment of skill in a frantic encounter high on passion and commitment.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Leeds

Formation 4-2-3-1

25Kristensen5Koch6Cooper21Struijk

11Harrison7Aaronson23Sinisterra

  • 1Meslier
  • 25Kristensen

    Substituted forAylingat 68’minutes

  • 5KochBooked at 83mins
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Struijk
  • 12Adams
  • 8RocaBooked at 35mins

    Substituted forFirpoat 58’minutes

  • 11Harrison

    Substituted forSummervilleat 79’minutes

  • 7Aaronson

    Substituted forKlichat 79’minutes

  • 23SinisterraBooked at 48mins
  • 19RodrigoBooked at 39mins

    Substituted forBamfordat 68’minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ayling
  • 3Firpo
  • 9Bamford
  • 10Summerville
  • 13Klaesson
  • 14Llorente
  • 29Gnonto
  • 42Greenwood
  • 43Klich

Aston Villa

Formation 4-3-3

18Young4Konsa5Mings17Augustinsson

41J Ramsey6Douglas Luiz7McGinn

31Bailey11Watkins23Coutinho

  • 1Martínez
  • 18Young
  • 4Konsa
  • 5Mings
  • 17AugustinssonBooked at 6mins

    Substituted forBednarekat 45+4’minutes

  • 41J Ramsey

    Substituted forIngsat 83’minutes

  • 6Douglas Luiz
  • 7McGinn
  • 31BaileyBooked at 64mins

    Substituted forBuendíaat 64’minutes

  • 11Watkins
  • 23Coutinho

Substitutes

  • 8Sanson
  • 9Ings
  • 10Buendía
  • 19Nakamba
  • 20Bednarek
  • 25Olsen
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 35Archer
  • 52Bogarde

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Leeds United 0, Aston Villa 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Aston Villa 0.

  3. Attempt blocked. Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Ings.

  4. Ashley Young (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Foul by Mateusz Klich (Leeds United).

  6. Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by John McGinn.

  7. Attempt blocked. Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick Bamford.

  8. Attempt missed. John McGinn (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  9. Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Foul by Pascal Struijk (Leeds United).

  11. Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Illan Meslier.

  12. Attempt saved. Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Emiliano Buendía.

  13. Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Foul by Mateusz Klich (Leeds United).

  15. Foul by Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa).

  16. Robin Koch (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Attempt blocked. John McGinn (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Douglas Luiz.

  18. Robin Koch (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Foul by Robin Koch (Leeds United).

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