MX23RW : Tuesday, January 22 19:43:11
Dec 29, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at ​Villa Park
Attendance: 37,078
Aston Villa
1-1
LeedsLeeds United
Kodjia (85' pen.)
FT(HT: 0-0)
Jansson (54')

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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1Leeds UnitedLeeds28166647301754
2Norwich CityNorwich28158552361653
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom28148657352250
4Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28155846291750
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6Derby CountyDerby2813784035546
7Bristol City2812883529644
8Hull City28117104135640
9Swansea CitySwansea28117103732540
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn28101083741-440
11Birmingham CityBirmingham2891274033739
12Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2891273932739
13Aston Villa2891275145639
14Queens Park RangersQPR28116113439-539
15Stoke CityStoke2891183335-238
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2898113345-1235
17Brentford28810104339434
18Preston North EndPreston2889114345-233
19Millwall2878133444-1029
20Wigan AthleticWigan2885152841-1329
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham28510132746-1925
22Reading2858153143-1223
23Bolton WanderersBolton2857161842-2422
24Ipswich TownIpswich2839162248-2618

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