Aston Villa 2-1 Leeds: Emery's side hold on for vital win
Leon Bailey played a big part in two goals as Aston Villa held on to a 2-1 win against an unfortunate Leeds.
After a quick counter-attack, the Jamaican international opened the scoring within three minutes after cutting in and curling the ball beyond the helpless Illan Meslier.
Leeds were the side with the majority of possession and somehow didn't level the game when they were thwarted by Emiliano Martinez just before half-time — the World Cup winner pulling off a superb reaction save to deny Jack Harrison from point blank range.
With just over 25 minutes to play, Unai Emery's side doubled their advantage thanks to a VAR decision.
Bailey's powerful strike was saved but Emiliano Buendia's header, which looped over Meslier, was originally flagged for offside.
However, the Argentinian was clearly onside on second viewing and the goal was given.
The Whites made for a nervous finish at Villa Park when Wilfried Gnonto, a lively presence all night, wriggled free to cut the ball back for Patrick Bamford, who smashed home with ten minutes left to play.
However, the hosts held on to claim a vital three points and leave sorry Leeds without a Premier League win in five matches.