Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen speaks to the media following his side’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

Leeds had taken the lead in the first-half through Pontus Jansson’s first goal at Elland Road, but Lansbury came to the rescue as the Whites were prevented from securing back-to-back victories.

The host started the game positively, with Caleb Ekuban providing a threat having retained his place in the starting side from the victory over Barnsley.

Jansson gave Leeds the lead with 20 minutes played. A corner from Pablo Hernandez found the head of the centre-back who made no mistake in directing the ball into the net from six yards out.

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The Whites almost struck again within minutes of breaking the deadlock, with Samuel Saiz and Ekuban linking up and breaking into the box, but couldn’t get a shot away as Villa cleared.

Villa did pose a threat despite being behind, with Glenn Whelan and former Leeds captain Robert Snodgrass having opportunities to equalise.

The half belonged to the home side, who looked comfortable in defence as they held a 1-0 lead at the half-time interval.

Albert Adomah had a great opportunity to put the game level early into the second-half, a misjudged interception from Luke Ayling allowed him to drive into the box, but his low shot was saved by Felix Wiedwald.

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Substitute Lansbury put the visitors level. The Leeds defence allowing acres of space for the midfielder to exploit, he then made no mistake in slotting a low shot into the net off the post.

The result sees Leeds move to within two points of the play-offs ahead of the weekend’s fixtures, whilst Villa remain in 5th.