Leeds United's 1-1 draw against Aston Villa was absolute madness

Leeds United’s 1-1 draw against Aston Villa on Sunday was highly entertaining.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side went ahead in the 73rd minute when Mateusz Klich opened the scoring.

His goal left Villa fuming though. They wanted Leeds to put the ball out with Jonathan Kodjia on the floor injured, but the hosts continued to play on. and Klich fired them in front.

Minutes later, Villa went down to 10 men when Anwar El Ghazi was shown a straight red card for a clash with Patrick Bamford.

It was crazy stuff, and the entertainment was just getting underway.

Leeds seemingly allowed Albert Adomah to equalise following a heated discussion between both teams on the bench.

Bielsa exchanged words with Aston Villa assistant John Terry on the touchline before the Leeds boss agreed to let the visitors score.

Leeds’ controversial opener

El Ghazi’s red card

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Leeds let Aston Villa equalise

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Crazy second half

Leeds’ players didn’t try to challenge Adomah – except for Pontus Jansson – and Villa levelled the score.

The first 70 minutes went by without too much drama. Then, there were six minutes of madness.

“Never seen anything like this before,” The Times’ Chief Football Writer Henry Winter wrote on Twitter.

“Leeds score. El Ghazi sent off. Patrick Bamford lucky to get only yellow.

“Now Terry v Bielsa. Leeds then allow Villa go through to score uncontested goal. 1-1.

“’What the f*** is going on?’ ask #lufc fans. FA will surely want a word.”

Only in the Championship.

Sky Sports later asked if what happened was ‘arguably the most controversial sequence of play in football history?’

The result confirms Sheffield United’s promotion to the Premier League, joining Norwich City in the automatic promotion places.

Leeds and Aston Villa will both attempt to join them by winning the playoffs.

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