Aston Villa bounced back from their embarrassing elimination from the FA Cup and beat Leeds 2-1 in the English Premier League on Friday with a goal from Argentina’s Emi Buendía validated by the video assistant referee.
Villa opened the scoring with Jamaican winger Leon Bailey scoring after 3 minutes on the club’s only shot on goal of the first half.
The team improved in the second half: the Argentine took advantage of a rebound from Bailey’s shot and scored in the 64th minute, but was marked offside.
However, in the review of the play with the video assistant referee (VAR) Buendía was not ahead and his goal was considered good.
In their reaction at the end, Leeds scored in the 83rd minute through Patrick Bamford, who played his first game in more than two months out due to a groin injury.
However, by failing to equalize, Leeds remains two points above the relegation zone.
Villa , 11th in the table, recovered his spirits after fourth-tier Stevenage knocked him out last weekend in the FA Cup.
Bailey scored on a counterattack started by Frenchman Boubacar Kamara after 3 minutes. Leeds then dominated the second half but had no luck.
Brazil’s Rodrigo of Leeds stroked a goal but Spanish defender Alex Moreno managed to clear the ball before it crossed the goal line.
Moreno, playing for Spanish club Real Betis, was signed on Wednesday and came on as a substitute early in the game in place of left defender Lucas Digne, who injured a shoulder.