The clash between third-placed Leeds United and fifth-placed Aston Villain The Championship was bound to generate headlines and it certainly did as the 1-1 draw confirmed Sheffield United‘s automatic promotion and as Marcelo Bielsa ordered his players to let their opponents score an equaliser.
The drama all kicked off in the 72nd minute as Tyler Roberts was about to put the ball out of play with Villa‘s Jonathan Kodjia down injured, but instead he passed forward to set up a goal for Mateusz Klich.
Furious at what had taken place, the Villaplayers and coaching staff confronted their counterparts from Leeds and Anwar El-Ghazi even earned a red card for his remonstrations.
What followed was even more dramatic as Bielsa called his players over and ordered them to allow Villa to run forward and score a goal to re-level the scoreline.
That’s what happened as Albert Adomahdribbled forward and scored, although Pontus Jansson did try to stop him.
It made the scoreline 1-1 with around a quarter of an hour to go, but there were to be no more goals.