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After Villa’s defeat, worries about Leeds’ relegation rise

Given the opportunities Leeds had during the match, they will believe that their trip to the Midlands was a wasted opportunity.

The Premier League relegation concerns for Leeds United grew after their 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa on Friday. In their last 15 league games, they have won just two times.

This means that the team led by Jesse Marsch hasn’t won any of their last seven games across all competitions.

On a quick counterattack at Villa Park, Leon Bailey swept the ball home to give Villa the lead within three minutes.

Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez made a number of outstanding saves to keep Leeds at bay, the best of which denied Jack Harrison from close range. If not for the home goalkeeper, Leeds would have scored an equalizer before the break.

Martinez continued to keep Leeds at bay early in the second half before Emiliano Buendia’s header in the 64th minute, which was initially ruled out for offside but then awarded following a VAR review, gave the hosts the upper hand.

Patrick Bamford came off the bench with six minutes left to bring Leeds back into the game. However, the visitors were unable to score an equalizer, leaving them in 14th place, just two points above the relegation zone. Villa is eleventh with 25 points.

Given the opportunities Leeds had during the match, they will believe that their trip to the Midlands was a wasted opportunity. Of their 15 league games, they have only won two.

Marsch told the BBC, “For me, this was our best performance.” It hurts when you’re in the season, looking at the table, trying to win games and get points, and you lose.”

“This was the most comprehensive performance I’ve seen here since I arrived. It hurts to lose, despite the excellent performance.

Manor has won four of their first six Chief Association games under Unai Emery, which is more victories than they have had in their previous 17 games.

Emery stated, “They were playing well to attempt to score, and they did.” The second goal’s scoring was crucial.

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