Aston Villa beats unlucky Leeds 2-1 in EPL

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Aston Villa has rebounded from an embarrassing FA Cup exit by prevailing against Leeds 2-1 in the English Premier League. Villa scored from its only shot on goal in the first half. But it was better in the second half and doubled its lead thanks to VAR. Jamaican wing Leon Bailey featured in both goals. Leeds’ spirits were boosted for the last 10 minutes after a goal by Patrick Bamford in his first match in more than two months following a groin injury. But the equalizer was beyond them and they remained two points above the drop zone. Villa is 11th and in a better mood after crashing to fourth-tier Stevenage in the FA Cup last weekend.

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