Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa explains uncontested goal vs Aston Villa despite promotion chances

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Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has explained why he allowed Aston Villa an uncontested equaliser with Premier League promotion on the line.
 
The home side were held to a 1-1 draw at Elland Road which resulted in automatic promotion for Sheffield United and Norwich City who will now fight for the title on the final day of the SkyBet Championship season.
 
Leeds would have mathematically had a chance of pipping Chris Wilder's side to second place in the table with a win, and it looked as though three points were on the cards when Mateusz Klich broke the deadlock 72 minutes in after the hosts refused to put the ball out of play and allow Jonathan Kodjia treatment.
 
Former Ajax winger Anwar El Ghazi was then sent off for a clash with Patrick Bamford as a bust-up ensued over the controversial opener and Bielsa then intervened to allow Albert Adomah to score an equaliser straight after kickoff.
 
 
"We just gave the goal back. Everyone saw the facts. We expressed our interpretation of the facts by doing what we did," Bielsa told Sky Sports. "English football is known for this [sportsmanship]. I don't have to comment on this kind of thing, which is common in England."
 
Villa boss Dean Smith praised Bielsa and Leeds for their actions after admitting he had asked his opposite number to allow them the chance to score.
 
"I asked him, and he went, 'No, I agree'. I think they all agreed," said Smith. "He was apologising, so I said they should let us walk a goal in. They had a talk about it and said 'okay'. I'm full of respect for them for that.
 
"Klich's just apologised to me after the game. He said, 'I shouldn't have done that, it's wrong'. But every credit to Leeds United and Marcelo Bielsa for giving us the opportunity to put that right."