Aston Villa fans divided as Jonathan Kodjia scores in final game before departing for AFCON

Aston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia celebrates scoring their first goal

Kodjia bagged Aston Villa's late equaliser as they claimed a 1-1 draw with Leeds United.

The Aston Villa fans who have taken to social media appear to be divided about the prospect of losing Jonathan Kodjia to the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations after the striker's performance in the dramatic draw with Leeds United on Thursday.

Steve Bruce's men preserved their unbeaten record at home this season as they claimed a 1-1 draw against the high-flying Whites.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk and Aston Villa manager Steve BruceLeeds United manager Garry Monk and Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce

But it looked for a long while like the home record may be on the verge of disappearing as Pontus Jansson's header had given Leeds a lead that they would hold onto until the latter stages. 

However, a handball from Liam Cooper presented Kodjia - who was playing in his final game before linking up with the Ivory Coast - the chance to equalise from the penalty spot with just four minutes of normal time remaining. 

Aston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia celebrates scoring their first goalAston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia celebrates scoring the equaliser

But while Kodjia's ninth goal of the campaign turned him into a hero amongst the Villans faithful and left many fans wondering just how they were going to cope while he is away with his country, other supporters were left criticising the summer signing after he squandered a brilliant chance shortly after the equaliser when laying the ball off would have left his teammate with the easiest of tap-ins. 

It is easy to understand both sides of the argument. Kodjia is well clear as the side's top scorer but Villa perhaps boast more depth going forward than any other team in the second tier, so should have the resources to cope. 

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