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Bielsa hails ‘beautiful game’ after 3-2 win over Aston Villa

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has hailed his side after they came from two goals down at half-time to win 3-2 at in-form Aston Villa on Sunday.

Kemar Roofe’s late winner sealed a memorable win at Villa Park, after substitute Jack Clarke and Pontus Jansson had cancelled out Tammy Abraham and Conor Hourihane’s first-half goals for Villa.

The win moved Bielsa’s promotion chasing side back to the top of the Championship, and the Argentine was full of praise for his side’s character in what he described as a ‘beautiful game’.

“It was a very beautiful game. We played against very important strikers and it was very difficult for us to neutralise them, but at the end of the day, I think we deserved to win. Our players dared to play, they took many risks and I think they got the response they deserved.’’ Bielsa told Sky Sports.

“I thought that we could win the game after the first 15 minutes when I saw that we could control their offensive players. In the first 15 minutes of both halves, it was difficult for us to control the game but then we gave good solutions to what happened in both boxes and we went well from one box to another.”

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