'Put it right' - John McGinn says Aston Villa were determined to settle Leeds United score at Elland Road

MIDFIELDER John McGinn said Aston Villa had to put things right against Leeds United in Saturday evening's Premier League clash at Elland Road.

Sunday, 28th February 2021, 12:15 pm

Villa were blitzed 3-0 by the Whites in October's clash at Villa Park as a Patrick Bamford hat-trick ended the home side's perfect start following four wins out of four.

Four months later, Villa ensured they left Elland Road with all three points as Anwar El Ghazi's fifth-minute strike proved the only goal of the game and Scotland international McGinn admitted the result in the reverse fixture against Leeds needed addressing.

"It’s not an easy place to come," said McGinn, speaking to VillaTV.

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GRIT: Aston Villa's Scotland international midfielder John McGinn, left, battles it out with Leeds United's Poland international Mateusz Klich in Saturday evening's clash at Elland Road. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images.

“They came to Villa Park and put three past us so here we had to put it right.

“We got the goal early on and, what we showed was grit, determination and desire, and I’m sure everyone back at home, and everyone in the dressing room is delighted with a massive three points.”

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