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9th Dec, 2016 | 12:35pm

Steve Bruce: This is why Leeds beat Aston Villa

By Emma Sanders

Steve Bruce admitted his side made too mistakes in the 2-0 defeat against Leeds last Saturday but his players have responded well and are already preparing for the clash against Wigan.

Villa conceded in the 68th minute at Elland Road and they were unable to get back into the game as Garry Monk’s side went on to dominate.

However, Bruce claimed Villa were an equal match for the fourth placed side until conceded and in the end it mistakes from Villa which proved costly.

“I thought we were really unlucky, individual errors cost us and mistakes really cost us, they scored from their first attempt on goal,” said Bruce, as reported by the Birmingham Mail.

“There wasn’t a lot in the game and it was really tight. We did make too many mistakes though, which we need to eradicate. A big pat on the back to the players for how they have reacted.”

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Kemar Roofe broke the deadlock and Chris Wood sealed victory for Leeds with a late stoppage time goal but Villa will take confidence going into their next game after keeping up with Monk’s in-form side.

Prior to the defeat, Villa had recorded an impressive 3-1 victory against Cardiff City and sealed a 1-1 draw with Brighton who are flying high in second place.

Villa are currently in 15th place in the Championship table but they are just three points off Fulham in 10th place and they will be hoping to come away with maximum points from their clash with Wigan on Saturday.

The Latics are struggling massively this season and are second bottom in the league table but a win could see them move three places ahead and would take them out of the relegation zone.

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