‘We had better moments’: Steven Gerrard frustrated as Aston Villa fails to score against Leeds

The Aston Villa boss addressed the media after his team’s 0-0 draw with Leeds United on Sunday.

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Steven Gerrard has admitted he was frustrated after his Aston Villa team drew 0-0 with Leeds United on Sunday, which saw the Whites’ Luis Sinsterra sent off in the 48th minute.

The Villans’ boss saw his side dominate at Elland Road, registering 19 shots, but couldn’t find the back of the net.

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Gerrard continued with a 4-3-3 formation with Leon Bailey, Ollie Watkins and Philippe Coutinho his chosen forwards.

The latter went closest to opening the scoring in the 50th minute. His acrobatic effort hit the post, while Watkins failed to convert to rebound from close-range.

Coutinho almost broke the deadlock for Villa in the 50th minute. Credit: Getty. Coutinho almost broke the deadlock for Villa in the 50th minute. Credit: Getty.
Coutinho almost broke the deadlock for Villa in the 50th minute. Credit: Getty.

Villa have scored six goals - the joint-third lowest in the Premier League - something Gerrard wants to improve at the earliest convenience.

Speaking to VillaTV following the match, he said: “We’re frustrated because we should be heading down the motorway with three points rather than one.

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“I think large parts of our performance were very good, we came here to frustrate Leeds, we came here to be competitive and stand up, and for large parts of the game we were much better.

“Even 11 v 11 we had the better moments, we should have scored at least one or two goals, and then obviously a big moment with the red card.

“We should be going to take three points from that moment, we’ve created 19 shots on goal and 12 inside the area – so that tells the story of the game.

“And if we were a little bit more ruthless and clinical then it would be our first away win, but unfortunately it’s not.

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“So we take the clean sheet, we take the point and we move on, but we’re frustrated going away, for sure.”

The Villans will be hoping to extend their unbeaten record when they travel to the City Ground to take on Nottingham Forest on Monday October 10.

This will be their first meeting in the Premier League since 1999 at Villa Park, when Villa ran out 2-0 winners.

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