Trou­ble flares as Saiz fires Leeds to vic­tory Terry’s de­but goal sparks Villa surge

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - SOCCER -

TWO first-half goals from Sa­muel Saiz set Leeds on course for a 3-0 Cham­pi­onship win at Bris­tol City.

Pierre-Michel La­sogga com­pleted a con­vinc­ing and over­due vic­tory with a sec­ond-half header be­fore both sides were re­duced to 10 men as Leeds full-back Gae­tano Ber­ardi and City sub­sti­tute Matt Tay­lor were shown red cards for a 79th-minute con­fronta­tion.

Tay­lor went down clutch­ing his face, but was judged equally guilty and the in­ci­dent sparked trou­ble be­tween the two benches, with ste­wards get­ting in­volved. JOHN TERRY spear­headed As­ton Villa’s 2-1 Sky Bet Cham­pi­onship home win over Ful­ham with his first goal for the mid­lands club since his move from Chelsea.

Terry’s opener laid the foun­da­tion for Villa mov­ing into the top six for the first time this sea­son as they ex­tended their un­beaten home run in the league to nine games.

Ful­ham, un­beaten in their pre­vi­ous four matches in­clud­ing away tri­umphs at Not­ting­ham For­est and QPR, equalised on the stroke of half-time through their lead­ing scorer, Ste­fan Jo­hansen, but Al­bert Adomah set­tled mat­ters in the hosts’ favour four min­utes into the sec­ond half.

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