Ian Taylor delivers Twitter verdict on Aston Villa display against Leeds
By Will Butcher
Ian Taylor has described Aston Villa’s 1-1 draw with Leeds as a “good point” after a late equaliser earned his old side a draw.
Leeds defender Liam Cooper conceded a spot-kick late on after the Yorkshire giants had taken the lead through Pontus Jansson, which saw Jonathan Kodjia equalise from the penalty spot with aplomb.
Posting on his personal Twitter account, former Villa midfielder Taylor revealed that he was happy with a point after Leeds had taken the lead in the second half.
A good point in the end after a good start to the match last night. Both teams had good chances to win it. Now a good game v Cardiff. #UTV
— Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) December 30, 2016
Garry Monk’s side went ahead through the second half through in-form defender Jansson, whose downward header squeezed past goalkeeper Mark Bunn.
Leeds looked to have earned all three points but were unable to add to their lead despite Jansson striking the crossbar with a superb volley from a corner.
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However, as Villa looked to increase the pressure on their former Premier League opponents, Cooper handballed in the area and top scorer Kodjia equalised with moments left.
Leeds winger Hadi Sacko still had time to strike the crossbar in the dying embers of the match before Kodjia saw his effort saved by Leeds goalkeeper Rob Green at point-blank range.
In what was an enthralling end to the match, referee Roger East called time on the high-profile Championship clash with the scoreline at 1-1 to Taylor’s delight.
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