Aston Villa 1 Leeds United 0: Phil Hay’s player ratings

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Leeds United were edged out on the road against Aston Villa.

Check out Phil Hay’s player ratings from the game. Do you agree?

Boss Paul Heckingbottom has now tasted victory only twice in 19 games since his arrival from Barnsley.

He admits, though, that he is getting a “better idea” of his players all the time.

He said: “We learned a lot about the players and I am reluctant to make any negative judgements on the youngsters. We need a hunger and drive and for the players to earn their place.

“Whatever changes are made we want to produce a stronger squad and I am getting a better idea of the team every day.”

Regarding his side’s performance at Villa Park, where Leeds slumped to a third loss in four games, Heckingbottom said: “We gave away the ball too cheaply in the first half and it cost us. That is what was disappointing in the first period.

“We generally defended well but we should have been tighter to have prevented the goal. We lost the ball too cheaply.

“In the second half we had more possession and needed to score in our best spell in the first half hour of this spell when we chased the game.”