Ghana's No. 1

Sinisterra sent off as Leeds draw with Villa

Published on: 02 October 2022

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.

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.

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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.

Gerrard frustrated as Villa fail to get a winner

Villa manager Steven Gerrard was left frustrated at the result as his side aimed to win back-to-back matches for the first time this season after a 1-0 win over Southampton last time out.

The ex-England midfielder showed his annoyance at his side's failure to break the hosts down late on when he booted a water bottle along the touchline after Ollie Watkins had been denied by Illan Meslier.

This was the 20th game Leeds had played since Jesse Marsch replaced the sacked Marcelo Bielsa in February, although the American had to watch from the stands as he served a one-game ban for being sent off in the 5-2 loss at Brentford.

He spent the match watching from the press seats at the back of the stand and saw a feisty encounter that ended with six different players receiving at least a caution.

Meslier was the busier of the two goalkeepers, saving first-half efforts from Watkins and Coutinho, while Villa skipper John McGinn had a goalbound effort deflected wide.

Following Sinisterra's dismissal, the visitors had the majority of the ball but could not beat Meslier, while Bamford, on as a substitute, was denied at the other end with both sides ultimately picking up a point apiece.

Player of the match

RocaMarc Roca

with an average of 6.81

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Squad number6Player nameCooperAverage rating


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Squad number21Player nameStruijkAverage rating


Squad number7Player nameAaronsonAverage rating


Squad number19Player nameRodrigoAverage rating


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Squad number43Player nameKlichAverage rating


Squad number11Player nameHarrisonAverage rating


Squad number10Player nameSummervilleAverage rating


Squad number3Player nameFirpoAverage rating


Squad number23Player nameSinisterraAverage rating


Aston VillaAvgSquad number18Player nameYoungAverage rating


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Squad number4Player nameKonsaAverage rating


Squad number6Player nameDouglas LuizAverage rating


Squad number7Player nameMcGinnAverage rating


Squad number5Player nameMingsAverage rating


Squad number10Player nameBuendíaAverage rating


Squad number41Player nameJ RamseyAverage rating


Squad number23Player namePhilippe CoutinhoAverage rating


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    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text


Formation 4-2-3-1


    1Meslier25KristensenSubstituted forAylingat 68'minutes5KochBooked at 83mins6Cooper21Struijk12Adams8RocaBooked at 35minsSubstituted forFirpoat 58'minutes11HarrisonSubstituted forSummervilleat 79'minutes7AaronsonSubstituted forKlichat 79'minutes23SinisterraBooked at 48mins19RodrigoBooked at 39minsSubstituted forBamfordat 68'minutes



Aston Villa

Formation 4-3-3

1Martínez18Young4Konsa5Mings17Augustinsson41J Ramsey6Douglas Luiz7McGinn31Bailey11Watkins23Coutinho

    1Martínez18Young4Konsa5Mings17AugustinssonBooked at 6minsSubstituted forBednarekat 45+4'minutes41J RamseySubstituted forIngsat 83'minutes6Douglas Luiz7McGinn31BaileyBooked at 64minsSubstituted forBuendíaat 64'minutes11Watkins23Coutinho



Referee:Stuart AttwellAttendance:36,582Match StatsHome TeamLeedsAway TeamAston VillaPossessionHome44%Away56%ShotsHome6Away19Shots on TargetHome1Away7CornersHome2Away9FoulsHome23Away12Live Text Post update

Match ends, Leeds United 0, Aston Villa 0.

90'+5'Full Time

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

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

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

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Foul by Mateusz Klich (Leeds United).

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Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by John McGinn.

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

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

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

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Foul by Pascal Struijk (Leeds United).

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Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Illan Meslier.

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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.

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

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Foul by Mateusz Klich (Leeds United).

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Foul by Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa).

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

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


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

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

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Foul by Robin Koch (Leeds United).

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