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Ged Scott

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  1. That's all folks . . .

    Villa 1-0 Leeds

    Job done by Steve Bruce's side as they claim a 14th home win of 2017-18 - their best tally in a season since Tony Barton's day in 1983-84.

    On a night when they mathematically assured themselves of a play-off place, they're still in the frame for automatic promotion. But, although they will not have sent too many shivers down their rivals' spines, they still won. And there's nothing more impressive at the end of a long, hard season than winning ugly!

    Hope it's all a bit prettier when the BBC's Championship live text service resumes tomorrow with the Sheffield United-Millwall lunchtime clash at Bramall Lane.

    But don't bet on it!

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  3. Reaction

    FT: Villa 1-0 Leeds

    Villa scorer Lewis Grabban tells Sky Sports: "We scrapped it out."

    "At this stage of the season, it's three points," adds his team-mate Robert Snodgrass.

    No, it wasn't that pretty. But it was effective.

    And there's not much more to say than that!

  4. 'It doesn't matter if it's an ugly game'

    FT: Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds

    Garry Thompson

    Ex-Aston Villa striker on BBC WM 95.6

    It doesn't matter if it's an ugly game, a scrappy game, just get the result. See the game out, which they did tonight.

    Over to you Cardiff and Fulham, let's see what you can do.

  5. FULL-TIME

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds

    Only a second defeat in 11 league meetings with Villa for Leeds - and a lot of signs of hope from their young team. But its Villa's night.

    They move to within two points of second-placed Fulham, ahead of the Cottagers' Saturday teatime derby date at home to play-off hopefuls Brentford tomorrow.

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    Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds

    Last throw of the dice for Leeds but Villa break away and Grealish is legged up on the edge of the box. Free kick is blocked and it's almost time up.

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    Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds

    How long has the ref added on?

    Three minutes is the answer!

    It might be a long three minutes for Villa fans though.

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    Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds

    Villa will go within two points of second-placed Fulham if they hang on.

    But can they?

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    Max: Some sporadic good play but Villa don’t convince me. Not same fluidity as Fulham and I fear for them in the playoffs...

  10. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds

    Chris Samba on at the back for Villa. Josh Onomah is the man to make way as Steve Bruce tightens things up.

    Have Villa settled for 1-0 then?

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    Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds

    Great defending at the far post by Tom Pearce to deny Robert Snodgrass, then also by Matthew Pennington to thwart the darting Scott Hogan. Villa now seemingly scenting a second.

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    Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds

    Steve Bruce has never lost a home match against Leeds United as a manager - in seven matches against seven different Leeds managers - and, let's face it, there have been a few.

    It looks like the name Heckingbottom will be added to those of Venables, Gray, Blackwell, Wise, Warnock, Evans and Monk.

    But will Bruce's Villa claim all three points?

  13. 'Grabban worked hard'

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds

    Garry Thompson

    Ex-Aston Villa striker on BBC WM 95.6

    Lewis Grabban took his goal well, he's chased back when Villa were sloppy. There are still little bits you think he can do better, but he has worked hard today.

    Lewis Grabban
  14. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds

    Scott Hogan comes on for Villa's scorer Lewis Grabban.

    Again, it's a double change, with one at the other end too, as Kemar Roofe is replaced by on-loan Pierre-Michel Lasogga.

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    Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds

    Another fine save from Bailey Peacock-Farrell, this time to deny Albert Adomah at the near post, after good work by Jack Grealish.

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    Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds

    Jack Grealish looking to be a hero again for Villa but he flashes his left-foot shot over.

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    Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds

    James Chester so agonizingly close to a second as he almost latches onto Josh Onomah's lofted pass. After his three goals in March, in successive games, it looks like his purple patch is over.

    James Chester chance
  18. SUBSTITUTION

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds

    Jay-Roy Grot replaces Ezgjan Alioski for Leeds

    And it's time for Jonathan Kodjia to make his exit too. Albert Adomah comes on for the hosts.

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    Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds

    Kemar Roofe

    Kemar Roofe might have done better with a header and the Villa defence then have to block frantically again.

  20. GREAT SAVE!

    Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds

    Bailey Peacock-Farrell to the rescue again, with a pointblank save from the unmarked Lewis Grabban.

    He also blocks the follow-up effort from Jonathan Kodjia, by which time the lino's flag has gone up. But the keeper wasn't to know that! Leeds badly exposed.