10-man Leeds grabs point against Villa in EPL

Leeds United's Luis Sinisterra reacts after being shown a second yellow card during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Leeds United, at Elland Road, Leeds, England, Sunday Oct. 2, 2022. (Tim Goode/PA via AP)

Leeds grabbed a point with a 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Sunday after Luis Sinisterra’s moment of foolishness left Jesse Marsch’s team with 10 men against Aston Villa. 

The home side held out at Elland Road but it was with little thanks to the Colombian forward, who was sent off just after halftime. 

Sinisterra failed to retreat 10 yards for a free kick, leaving referee Stuart Attwell no choice but to show a yellow card. With the 23-year-old Sinisterra having already been cautioned in the first half for a foul on John McGinn, it led to a red. 

But Leeds, which had manager Jesse Marsch watching from the stands as he observed a touchline ban for his own red card against Brentford last month, was still able to secure a point.  

Illan Meslier was twice called into action in the first half to deny Ollie Watkins and Leon Bailey.  

After Sinisterra’s red card, Philippe Coutinho hit the post with an acrobatic attempt.  

The shared points leave Leeds in 12th place and Villa in 14th. 

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