Aston Villa 2-3 Leeds United: Kemar Roofe fires Whites top at Christmas with injury time winner


Aston Villa 2-3 Leeds United: Kemar Roofe fires Whites top at Christmas with injury time winner

Kemar Roofe struck in the fifth minute of stoppage time to complete a dramatic comeback and send Leeds back to the top of the Championship with a 3-2 win at Aston Villa.

Roofe’s goal crowned a second-half fightback from two goals down by the visitors, who moved a point ahead of Norwich at the top of the table.

Roofe’s injury time winner means Leeds will top the Championship table on Christmas Day

Villa got off to a flying start, Tammy Abraham scoring his ninth goal in his last seven games after five minutes and Conor Hourihane adding a brilliant second in the 17th minute. They might even have scored more in a one-sided first half.

Instead, the hosts were stunned in the second as quick-fire goals from Jack Clarke and Pontus Jansson brought Leeds level before Roofe’s slick finish at the death sealed a thrilling victory.

Injury-hit Leeds, who had only conceded one goal in winning their previous five games, were soon on the back foot and found themselves a goal down early on.