Aston Villa lost 3-0 to Leeds United last night in one of the most surprising results of the season so far at Villa Park.
A deadly Patrick Bamford hat-trick ensured Leeds continued their own good start to life in the Premier League and bring Villa’s unbeaten run to an abrupt halt.
A number of Villa and Leeds players, past and present, were all over social media following the game, with a number of them offering in-depth assessment of what we had just seen.
However, former Villa and England midfielder, Lee Hendrie, used his tweet to put across a simple message as to why Villa didn’t win.
Well well well 😔very disappointing Leeds were quality simple as that
— leehendrie77 (@leehendrie77) October 23, 2020
Rather than looking for excuses or beating around the bush, Hendrie simply pointed that Leeds were the better team and there was little Villa could have done about it.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa made a bold call in the first half to withdraw Pascal Struijk after just 20 minutes. It was a move that proved inspired, as Villa created very little following that change.
Hendrie is right, there is not a lot to say – TBR View
This was a statement performance from Leeds and a big wake up to Villa that they are still a long way from being the finished article.
Their excellent start has perhaps masked some of the lingering problems from last season. Leeds, to their credit, exposed them for it in the most perfect fashion.
Quicker, sharper, and more ruthless, it was a stunning performance from Bielsa’s men and a showing that sent a message to the rest of the Premier League.