Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa

'Villa were lucky': How the national media viewed Marcelo Bielsa's incredible decision in Leeds v Aston Villa

Marcelo Bielsa's decision to allow Aston Villa to equalise soon after Mateusz Klich's opener has dominated the national headlines - but do they agree or disagree with the Argentine?

Click and scroll through the pages to see how the national media and pundits alike have reacted:

Bielsa unquestionably did the right thing, agreeing to Villa manager Dean Smiths request to let the visitors score in chaotic circumstances.

5. The Sun - Neil Ashton

Bielsa unquestionably did the right thing, agreeing to Villa manager Dean Smiths request to let the visitors score in chaotic circumstances.
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Ref not stopping play = woeful decision. But not ANY player's responsibility to stop play regardless of whether opposition team did it previously. The whistle is the stop in the game. Nothing else. Bielsa actions. Commendable.

6. Stan Collymore

Ref not stopping play = woeful decision. But not ANY player's responsibility to stop play regardless of whether opposition team did it previously. The whistle is the stop in the game. Nothing else. Bielsa actions. Commendable.
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I think Bielsa has done it because of the Spygate. I think it was a great opportunity for him to say look, Leeds, were a good club because that game had no influence on them gaining automatic promotion

7. Ryan Mason

I think Bielsa has done it because of the Spygate. I think it was a great opportunity for him to say look, Leeds, were a good club because that game had no influence on them gaining automatic promotion
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If there was more on the game would he have let Villa score? I wouldnt have done that in a million years!

8. Vinnie Jones

If there was more on the game would he have let Villa score? I wouldnt have done that in a million years!
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