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Marcelo Bielsa and John Terry squaring up is beef for everyone to enjoy

Leeds v Aston Villa was positively mental

Just when you think you’ve seen everything in football, it goes and surprises you.

Because the events that unfolded between Leeds and Aston Villa on Sunday were almost unprecedented.

Let’s set the scene.

Lovely drop of handbags

PA:Press Association
Lovely drop of handbags

Aston Villa felt Leeds should have courteously kicked the ball out of play when Jonathan Kodjia went down injured on the halfway line.

Many of the Villa players stopped, completely ignoring the old adage ‘play to the whistle lads.’

Despite momentarily stopping, the hosts and Tyler Roberts in particular were in no mood to play ball though.

Mateusz Klich ran clear of an idle Villa defence and curled home a beauty.

Cue utter pandemonium.

Klich was instantly hounded by angry Villa players and an almighty, full scale brawl unfolded which saw Anwar El Ghazi controversially sent off for supposedly pushing Patrick Bamford in the face.

It kicked off on the sidelines too between two of English football’s most polarised characters; Marcelo Bielsa and John Terry.

Bielsa barked at his Leeds players to sportingly let Villa equalise unchallenged after the scandal of the Klich goal.

But even after Albert Adomah rolled the ball into an empty net Bielsa and Terry exchanged a heated argument, with the latter clearly telling the Leeds manager to ‘f*** off’ at the end.

It ended all square and ultimately confirmed Sheffield United’s automatic promotion to the Premier League.



Leeds and Villa could well meet again in the play-off final next month.

Ready to do it all again at Wembley, lads?