Leeds United and Marcelo Bielsa win Fifa fair play award for Aston Villa game

  • Bielsa ordered team to let Villa equalise in crucial match
  • Leeds’ controversial opener sparked melee at Elland Road

Leeds United and their manager, Marcelo Bielsa, have won the 2019 Fifa Fair Play Award at the governing body’s annual award ceremony in Milan.

The Championship side won the award after Bielsa ordered his team to let Aston Villa score an equaliser at Elland Road in April. Mateusz Klich had put Leeds ahead while Villa forward Jonathan Kodjia was down with an injury.

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