Aston Villa vs Leeds LIVE: Latest score, goals and updates from Premier League fixture tonight

Follow all the action as Aston Villa defend their perfect record against Leeds United in the Premier League this evening. 

Dean Smith’s new-look side have been in tremendous form since the beginning of the season, winning four successive matches, including their 7-2 thrashing of champions Liverpool. 

Leeds, meanwhile, have enjoyed their return to the top flight, taking seven points from their opening five games, and are sitting comfortably in 10th position. Follow all the action live below:

45+1 mins: Half time. Some how this game is goalless at the break. Leeds have thrown a lot at Aston Villa’s back line but they haven’t found a way through yet.

Cash is getting a working over by Harrison and Alioski and Bamford has been unable to take his chances. That being said it’s Aston Villa who have come closest to opening the score with a Grealish shot cleared off the line by Ayling. 

All to play for in the second half. 

45 mins: Bamford goes wide! Leeds break on the counter attack and Harrison gets the better of Cash on the left. He crosses the ball and picks out Bamford who gets to it with his right foot but puts it achingly wide of goal.

One added minute to play.

42 mins: Ross Barkley curls a free kick into the box for Aston Villa. Trezeguet is closest to the ball but he goes down and the ball goes out for a goal kick. 

Villa work it down the left. Grealish brings the ball into the box and goes down after Helder Costa runs in behind him. There’s minimal contact there and Paul Tierney waves play on. 

39 mins: Grealish’s fancy footwork gets the ball into the box from the left. He passes to Watkins who cuts it inside and wins a corner. 

Grealish whips in the cross and Meslier punches it away. Targett heads it back into the box and the goalkeeper clings on to the ball. 

36 mins: Matty Cash is working so hard on Villa’s right side. First he blocks out Harrison then he slides in to dispossess Alioski. 

So far so good for the Villa defender. 

30 mins: Mateusz Klich swings in a corner from the left and Patrick Bamford rises highest but can’t get on top of the ball with his header and it goes wide.

27 mins: Harrison and Alioski are combining well on Leeds’ left. Alioski passes it inside to Dallas who runs onto the pass and hits one well wide of goal. 

Big defending from Leeds! Ayling gives the ball away to Watkins. He squares the ball through the box to Grealish on the left and he shoots. Meslier is beaten but Ayling has dropped back and he clears it off the line!

24 mins: Pascal Struijk has been throwing himself into rough tackles and being on a yellow card Marcelo Bielsa has had enough. He brings on Jamie Shackleton to replace him. 

21 mins: A shanked clearance by Leeds gives the ball to Trezeguet who takes it into the box. His touch is a little heavy and Ayling gets between him and the ball. Frustrated, Trezeguet fouls the Leeds’ defender and the attack ends. 

18 mins: Aston Villa have been under the pump a bit but Ollie Watkins wins the ball high up the pitch. He lays it off to Ross Barkley who has a fair bit of space in front of him. He shoots from range but leaves Meslier with an easy catch. 

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