Leeds United's Robert Green
Leeds United suffered a 3-0 loss in their Championship opener against QPR, conceding after just four minutes.
They were scythed open with ease by the home side, who were also denied from adding to their tally by the woodwork.
So for Leeds United, misery - but for Aston Villa fans watching on ahead of their opening game, the match looked like an opportunity.
Leeds were the first side linked for weeks with making a move for unwanted defender Joleon Lescott last week, with The Telegraph reporting they were weighing up an offer.
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To suddenly see Leeds in defensive malaise could be just the tonic for Villa, who did not include Lescott in their opening day defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.
Looks like Leeds are really in need of Lescott— Chuck Minehead (@AVFC_Beefy) August 7, 2016
With Leeds playing so poor at the back we need to help them out and send them Lescott ASAP.. Taxi for Lescott FOC— Mark Shaw (@shaw532) August 7, 2016
Supporters were busy on social media urging Leeds to sign Lescott, who upset Villans with his poor performances and apathetic off field attitude last season.
The Telegraph's report claimed Villa could let him leave on a free transfer, and on this evidence Leeds could do with the reinforcements, it's just whether head coach Garry Monk believes the 33-year-old is the right fit.
Leeds United manager Garry Monk