Aston Villa 0-3 Leeds: Player Ratings as Bamford Sends Villa Crashing Down to Earth

Aston Villa 0-3 Leeds: Player Ratings as Bamford Sends Villa Crashing Down to Earth

By Tom Gott | Oct 23, 2020, 10:00 PM GMT+1

Patrick Bamford fired Leeds to victory | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Aston Villa’s perfect start to the season came to an abrupt end on Friday as they were comfortably beaten 3-0 by an electric Leeds United at Villa Park.

It was all Leeds early on as Marcelo Bielsa’s side terrorised Villa down both flanks, but they couldn’t take advantage of a number of dangerous crosses into the box. However, Villa had the best chance of the half through Jack Grealish, whose effort beat the goalkeeper and needed clearing off the line by Luke Ayling.

It was the Patrick Bamford show after the break. He netted a tap-in shortly after the break before adding a second from range, and he showcased some stunning feet to add a third with a delightful finish from inside the box.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Martinez was solid in goal | Pool/Getty Images
Grealish was dangerous | MICHAEL STEELE/Getty Images

3. Forward

Watkins was isolated too often | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Ollie Watkins (ST) – 6/10 – Pressed well and caused Koch and Ayling all sorts of problems in the first half with his movement, but didn’t actually do much in front of goal. Never looked like scoring.

Traore didn’t do much after coming on | James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images

Bertrand Traoré – 6/10

LEEDS UNITED

Alioski was great down the left | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

6. Midfielders

Harrison was in outstanding form | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
Bamford woke up after the break | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Patrick Bamford (ST) – 9/10 – A real tale of two halves. Lacked any form of end product in the first but was outstanding in the second. Took his second and third goals with real class. Hatrick Bamford (sorry).

8. Substitutes

Shackleton was an early change | NICK POTTS/Getty Images

Jamie Shackleton – 7/10

Pablo Hernández – 6/10

Raphinha – N/A

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