‘Extremely proud’ Steven Gerrard beaming after Villa’s 3-0 win over Leeds United

It was a near perfect away performance from Steven Gerrard’s men at Elland Road

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard says he is ‘extremely proud’ of his players following his side’s 3-0 win over Leeds United at Elland Road.

Philippe Coutinho, Matty Cash and Calum Chambers all got their name on the score sheet whilst Emiliano Martinez was able to stay relatively untested and keep his third successive clean sheet.

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Steven Gerrard, Manager of Aston Villa reacts during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road

Speaking after the game, Gerrard couldn’t help but smile at the overall performance but picked up one thing yet again he believes Villa can improve on.

“Very satisfying, I can’t ask for any more from the players,” he said.

“Extremely proud of how they went about their work tonight and I think we thoroughly deserved our win.

“I think we did it with control, we dominated the majority of the game.

“It’s not easy coming to teams when there’s a change of manager, you know the crowd, the atmosphere, we had to control a lot of things tonight as well as delivering a performance but I look round the team and everyone did it tonight.

“I loved it. You know before a ball is kicked coming into Elland Road with a new manager in place that the fans are going to be right up for it and I thought the noise they were generating was very impressive.

“We didn’t start either half as well as I would have liked to that’s the only thing I’ve said to the players in terms of a negative but once we settled in both halves some of the football we played and how we dominated the pitch out of possession again is a real plus.

“Three wins on the spin and three clean sheets we’re obviously doing something right. Our goalkeeper was extremely quiet tonight.

“Now sitting here I can look back and really enjoy that performance but as a manager on the side you can never enjoy it until it’s done.”

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