MX23RW : Thursday, November 15 11:08:03
Dec 29, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at ​Villa Park
Attendance: 37,078
Aston Villa
1-1
LeedsLeeds United
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Result: Jonathan Kodjia penalty sees Aston Villa share points with Leeds United

Jonathan Kodjia's late penalty gives Aston Villa a 1-1 draw with Leeds United in Thursday night's Championship clash at Villa Park.

Aston Villa have claimed a 1-1 draw against Leeds United in Thursday night's Championship clash at Villa Park, courtesy of Jonathan Kodjia's late penalty.

Steve Bruce's charges were nearly gifted the opener after less than two minutes as Kalvin Phillips played a dangerous backpass into the path of Kodjia in the Leeds box, but Pontus Jansson got across to deny the striker before he could get a shot away.

Both sides defended stoutly in the first half, but chances began coming thick and fast after the restart as the visitors broke the deadlock shortly before the hour mark.

Jansson, who bailed his side out earlier on, ended up getting on the scoresheet as Villa goalkeeper Mark Bunn failed to stop his header squirming over the line after Stuart Dallas swung in the corner.

After Liam Cooper handled under pressure in the box with four minutes left, Kodjia equalised from the spot to delight the home fans, while the latter stages saw Leeds winger Hadi Sacko to hit the bar and Rob Green deny the penalty scorer a winner.

The result means that Villa climb to ninth in the Championship table, five points off the playoff places, while Garry Monk's side sit fourth, seven points behind second-placed Newcastle United.

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1Norwich CityNorwich1710342820833
2Middlesbrough178721981131
3Leeds UnitedLeeds1786329171230
4Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd179352719830
5West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1784537251228
6Derby CountyDerby178452520528
7Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest176922316727
8Swansea CitySwansea177551913626
9Blackburn RoversBlackburn176832021-126
10Queens Park RangersQPR178271822-426
11Aston Villa176652723424
12Birmingham CityBirmingham175932320324
13Bristol City176472019122
14Stoke CityStoke175751920-122
15Brentford175662723421
16Wigan AthleticWigan176291926-720
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds175572130-920
18Preston North EndPreston174672630-418
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham174671423-918
20Reading174492429-516
21Millwall174492229-716
22Hull City174491624-816
23Bolton WanderersBolton174491123-1216
24Ipswich TownIpswich171881428-1411

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