Aston Villa manager Dean Smith told BBC Sport: "Not many people would have fancied us against Leeds and they make you work hard. We got an early goal and showed lots of character.
"We've got the chance [to finish in the top six] but there are some top teams in there. We'll just take it game by game."
Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa told BBC Sport: "We dominated 80% of the game and the goal they scored was opportunism. In the first half, we created enough chances to score a goal but in the second half we couldn't finalise the attacks."