Report: Why Leeds United fans were laughing at Steven Gerrard in final moments of Aston Villa game
The two sides battled it out in what was a fierce encounter at Elland Road, but the game ended as a goalless draw.
Leeds were arguably the better side in the first-half but Luis Sinisterra was sent off at the beginning the second-half after picking up his second yellow card.
Villa pushed to find a winner and Ollie Watkins had two decent opportunities for Gerrard’s side. But the Villains were unable to break down a resilient Leeds side, much to the frustration of the Villa boss.
Leeds fans laughing at Gerrard
The English boss reacted to one miss by screaming in anger and kicking a water bottle down the touchline.
Of course, this drew a reaction from the Leeds faithful as fans in the John Charles Stand laughed at the moment.
Gerrard will undoubtedly be disappointed to not have taken three points back to the Midlands after Leeds played with 10 men for nearly half of the game.
Villa went close to opening the scoring in the second-half but Jesse Marsch’s side defended resiliently. Philippe Coutinho hit the post and Watkins did not manage to convert the rebound.
The Villa striker was also put through on the goal in stoppage time but was denied by Leeds shot stopper Illan Meslier.
Leeds also produced some openings in the game, particularly in the first-half as they went close through Rodrigo’s effort from the edge of the box.
Marsch’s men also had half a chance to win it at the end but Mateusz Klich’s effort was blocked.
Gerrard will undoubtedly be the more frustrated of the two managers and clearly showed his anger, much to the amusement of the Leeds faithful.
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