Aston Villa produced a remarkable comeback on Saturday night to cancel out a three goal deficit and claim a point against Sheffield United.
The Blades could have consolidated their place at the top of the table with a win, and Billy Sharp’s hat-trick set them well on their way to doing just that. However, three late goals, from Tyrone Mings, Tammy Abraham, and Andre Green, brought the Villans level in dramatic circumstances.
The indoor football skills in the video below have to be seen to be believed…
The result was a major setback for Sheffield United, but a positive outcome for Dean Smith’s side whose form has been decidedly average of late. The draw was also great news for Leeds United, as it prevented Sheffield United from pulling away from them at the top of the table.
Instead, the result meant that a point against Middlesbrough would be enough to restore Marcelo Bielsa’s side to first place. The Whites duly got that point via a late Kalvin Phillips equaliser.
After Villa’s comeback, plenty of Leeds fans took to Twitter to join in the celebrations of the Midlands club’s result…
thanks for this Villa. Sincerely, lufc
— Matt Burton (@Matt_K_Burton) 9 February 2019
Love a good comeback at Villa Park #lufc
— James Ward PGA (@JamesWard26) 9 February 2019
— cheryl mallinder (@chezmally) 9 February 2019
Haha just watched the villa game. How they threw that away. Thank god #MOT
— LUFC Pete (@petelovesleeds) 9 February 2019
— Billy Ball (@BillyBall88) 8 February 2019
Haven’t cheered a Villa goal like that since Steve Staunton thumped one in to the top corner at Old Trafford in 1993!#LUFC
— The K is Silent (@JoeandEvansDad) 8 February 2019
— A.S.A.W (@All_Spies_LUFC) 8 February 2019
— Luke George (@MrLukeyGeorge) 8 February 2019