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Kemar Roofe’s West Brom history makes Aston Villa even more sickening

Aston Villa lost 3-2 to Leeds United in the Championship this afternoon. Despite going 2-0 up they fell victim to a sensational second-half display from Leeds, who are now top at Christmas.

Jack Clarke and Pontus Jansson got Leeds level before a last minute goal from Kemar Roofe put the final nail in the coffin for Aston Villa.

For Aston Villa fans, it could have not have been a worse player to have scored the winning goal.

Roofe’s sublime left-foot finish will have had Aston Villa fans cursing for more reason than one.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 23: A dejected Anwar El Ghazi of Aston Villa after Kemar Roofe of Leeds United scores a goal to make it 3-2 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on December 23, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Not only is he a local lad, born in Walsall, but he also came through the ranks at West Midlands derby rivals West Brom. Whilst not as hated as Birmingham City among the Villa fanbase, West Brom are hardly popular with Aston Villa fans.

Roofe spent his youth career at West Brom, before joining Oxford United in 2015.

Now he is at Leeds, the former Baggie has put Aston Villa to the sword this afternoon in a sickening fashion.

The only softening blow Aston Villa can take from this situation is that Leeds look to be on course for automatic promotion.

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