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Saints fall to three second-half goals

premier-league Elland Road | Tue 23 Feb 6PM | Attendance: 0
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LEE vs SOU
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LEE vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Despite an impressive first-half display, Saints fall to defeat at Elland Road
  • Goals from Bamford, Dallas and Raphinha see Leeds to a 3-0 victory
  • Goal denied for Saints as Ward-Prowse's free-kick was taken before the whistle was blown 
  • Nathan Tella makes his first Premier League start for Saints 

FULL TIME: Leeds 3-0 Saints 

A disappointing end to proceedings at Elland Road. While it remained goalless in the first-half, Leeds came out with a greater attacking threat in the second to earn them victory and send them into the top half of the Premier League table. Saints never stopped pressing and at times put on a really good display. Work to do as we head to Everton next Monday. 

87’

Yellow Card for Raphael Dias Belloli (Leeds United)

Raphinha with the third 

Leeds hit the counter again and Djenepo gives away the free-kick on the edge of the box. Raphinha, who is deadly from the dead ball, smashes it into the back of the net. 

84’

GOAL

Raphael Dias Belloli (84’) | 3 0

Leeds double the score 

Stuart Dallas' shot is spectacular and Alex McCarthy has no chance of stopping that one.

78’

GOAL

Stuart Dallas (78’) | 2 0

74’

Leeds United substitution: Pablo Hernández Domínguez replaces Tyler Roberts

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Saints searching for an equaliser 

The tempo is still up here at Elland Road with Saints pushing for that all important equaliser. James Ward-Prowse launches a shot but it goes straight into the hands of Meslier. With Takumi Minamino and Danny Ings now on the pitch, can Southampton pull this one back?

70’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Oriol Romeu

Oriel Romeu, who made one of the most important moves of the game, is forced off with injury as Moussa Djenepo comes on in his place. 

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66’

So close ... 

Ings wins a corner for Southampton which James Ward-Prowse lines up to take. The captain launches the ball into Jannik Vestergaard who gets a thumping header in on goal  but Bamford clears the line for Leeds and the ball heads out for another corner. 

62’

WHAT A SAVE

That was brilliant from Alex McCarthy who denies Leeds a second goal. Big moment from the goalkeeper. 

59’

Leeds United substitution: Ezgjan Alioski replaces Mateusz Klich

Mateusz Klich is forced off with an injury.

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58’

Southampton substitution: Danny Ings replaces Nathan Redmond

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58’

Southampton substitution: Takumi Minamino replaces Nathan Tella

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55’

Leeds relentless 

Beautiful play from Raphinha once again to get Leeds in a very dangerous position. It's Bamford that gets the first shot off on goal but Alex McCarthy palms it away, Roberts then has a chance on the rebound but it goes straight into the body of McCarthy. 

52’

Another Leeds chance

Both teams have come out fighting this second-half. Raphinha gets the ball off to Roberts whose effort goes just inches past the post. 

51’

Saints seek a quick equaliser 

It doesn't take long for Southampton to get back to it with an almost immediate response. It's Stuart Armstrong who fires at the near post where Meslier makes an excellent save to palm Armstrong's effort clear. 

Saints punished

Patrick Bamford gets his thirteenth goal of the season as Southampton are caught off guard. Roberts feeds the ball into Bamford from the halfway line who doesn't flinch as he gets his shot off on goal to give Leeds the lead.

48’

GOAL

Patrick Bamford (48’) | 1 0

Second half 🎬

We're back up and running at Elland Road. Will the deadlock be broken? Only time will tell ...

HT

Leeds United substitution: Hélder Wander Sousa de Azevedo e Costa replaces Jack Harrison

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HALF TIME: Leeds 0-0 Saints 

A goalless first-half at Elland Road but it certainly wasn't without its chances. Saints come out strong and fully in charge in the first 20 but the hosts quickly worked their way back into the game. A spectacular Oriel Romeu tackle saved Saints from conceding. We can expect a big second-half ahead. 

+2’

Whistle controversy?

Southampton thought they caught Leeds off guard for a moment there, but James Ward-Prowse's pass into Adams was taken before the whistle was blown. 3 additional minutes to be played...

41’

EXCEPTIONAL FROM ROMEU 

A crucial challenge from Romeu as he stops Raphinha who is quids in on goal. The move came as a result of a Southampton free-kick which was cleared by Luke Ayling for Leeds, Harrison releases to Raphinha who charges on the counter but Oriel Romeu times his tackle perfectly. That's a huge moment in this game. 

38’

Counter from Leeds

Roberts charges down the wing and Nathan Tella brings him down. Another free-kick for Leeds who again have Raphinha behind the ball - this time it goes straight into the hands of Alex McCarthy. 

35’

VAR Decision: Penalty awarded for Southampton [Nathan Tella] was cancelled

Llorente brings down Tella just inside the box and Marriner awards Saints a penalty. VAR comes into play and overturns the onfield decision, as Llorente appears to pull out of the challenge. Instead, Leeds are awarded a free-kick. 

29’

Better from Leeds

Vestergaard brings Roberts down and gives away the free kick, also landing himself a card. Raphinha steps up for the free kick which finds Llorente in acres of space. The ball finds its way to Cooper and it's McCarthy with important fingertips to send the ball over for a corner. 

26’

Yellow Card for Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton)

26’

Leeds growing into the game 

Raphinha shows his undeniable excellence as he pulls the ball back and curls it into Roberts who sends it well over the crossbar. 

Promising from Saints 

The visitors have come out strong in this first half and Leeds are struggling to find some rhythm, Nathan Tella has made a number of really impressive moves already, the youngster is displaying nerves of steel on his first Premier League start. 

13’

First opportunity for Leeds

Luke Ayling goes down and wins a free kick for Leeds. No surprise who steps up to take it, Raphinha loops the ball into the box but Bamford's shot is saved by McCarthy. The flag goes up anyway. 

10’

Footwork from Tella 👌

Nathan Tella starts in the Premier League for Southampton for the first time today and has an opportunity on goal within the first 10 minutes of play. He finds the space and works past the men in white to get a shot off on goal, The shot is comfortably saved by Meslier, but it's clear Saints have come out fighting up north. 

7’

CLOSE 😳

The delivery from James Ward-Prowse spectacular as ever, Vestergaard gets into space and heads the ball down but it goes just wide of the far post. A positive start from Saints. 

5’

Saints start strong

Adams goes down just outside the box and Saints win a free-kick on the edge of the area. A tight angle, but up steps James Ward-Prowse ...

1’

All systems go 🚦

We're into the action now at Elland Road. 

Returning to Elland Road under the lights 🔦

We're just 15 minutes away from kick-off here at Elland Road, as Southampton take on Leeds in the league for the first time in nine years. Let's go, Saints!

17.45

First Premier League start for Nathan Tella 💯

After coming off the bench in Saturday's draw with Chelsea, Nathan Tella will tonight make his first Premier League start for Saints at Elland Road.

17.30
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Teams are out. Will Saints make their first trip to Elland Road in nine years a successful one?

Teams are out. Will Saints make their first trip to Elland Road in nine years a successful one?

The results so far:

  • Three points on the road 
    72%
  • Points will be shared 
    16%
  • Leeds have the edge 
    12%

Leeds starting XI confirmed 

Starting XI: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Cooper, Dallas, Struijk, Klich, Roberts, Harrison, Raphinha, Bamford. 

Subs: Casilla, Alioski, Costa, Hernandez, Gelhardt, Cresswell, Jenkins, Casey, Huggins. 

17.03

Saints team confirmed 🥰

Starting XI: McCarthy, Bednarek, Salisu, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Tella, Redmond, Adams. 

Subs: Forster, Ramsay, Stephens, Jankewitz, Chauke, Minamino, Djenepo, Nlundulu, Ings.

17.01

Salisu's a Saint 😇

Mohammed Salisu made his first start for Saints in a Premier League match this weekend against Chelsea where the side battled for a well deserved point. How good was he? 

16.45

Hear from the boss 🎧

See what Saints boss Hasenhüttl had to say ahead of their trip to Elland Road. It's a huge match for both sides, who sit just two points apart in the current Premier League standings. 

16.17

Match Pack: Leeds vs Saints 

Check out everything you need to know ahead of tonight's clash with Leeds in our Match Pack. 

16.00

STAT ATTACK 🔢

Takumi Minamino has scored two goals in his three Premier League games with Southampton, one more than he did in 19 appearances with Liverpool in the competition.

15.45

Ending the rut 👊

It's been a rocky start to 2021 for Ralph Hasenhüttl's men but we're hoping to have turned a corner. Relive Saturday's Premier League clash with Chelsea, where Saints picked up an important point over a Chelsea team growing in confidence since the appointment of Thomas Tuchel. 

15.30

Now we have four away games, so four times on the road means we have to show our old face in away games."

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
15.00

📸 from the training ground!

Saints' put in the work at Staplewood yesterday ahead of their first trip to Elland Road in nine years! 

14.11
Southampton FC

It's been a while 😅 #saintsfc

14.08

Welcome back to Elland Road 

It's been some nine years since Southampton last travelled to Leeds' Elland Road where the two sides faced off in the Championship in 2012. That year, Saints earned promotion to the Premier League. Having just come up from the Championship, Leeds have had a promising start with their return to the top division. What will this evening's fixture bring? 

14.07

LEE vs SOU Line Ups

Leeds United

1
Illan Meslier (GK)
14
Diego Llorente
6
Liam Cooper (C)
21
Pascal Struijk
15
Stuart Dallas goal
11
Tyler Roberts
replace Pablo Hernández (75′)
43
Mateusz Klich
replace Ezgjan Alioski (59′)
2
Luke Ayling
22
Jack Harrison
replace Hélder Costa (45′)
9
Patrick Bamford goal
18
Raphinha yellow card goal
19
Pablo Hernández
10
Ezgjan Alioski
52
Niall Huggins
49
Oliver Casey
17
Hélder Costa
13
Kiko Casilla
35
Charlie Cresswell
47
Jack Jenkins
30
Joe Gelhardt

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
3
Ryan Bertrand
4
Jannik Vestergaard yellow card
35
Jan Bednarek
22
Mohammed Salisu
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
23
Nathan Tella
replace Takumi Minamino (58′)
6
Oriol Romeu
replace Moussa Djenepo (70′) yellow card
17
Stuart Armstrong
11
Nathan Redmond
replace Danny Ings (58′)
10
Che Adams
31
Kayne Ramsay
5
Jack Stephens
9
Danny Ings
12
Moussa Djenepo
19
Takumi Minamino
44
Fraser Forster
40
Daniel N'Lundulu
64
Alexandre Jankewitz
72
Kgaogelo Chauke

LEE vs SOU Match Stats

Leeds United

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    47
    comparison angle
    53
  • Shots
    11
    comparison angle
    13
  • Shots on target
    7
    comparison angle
    5
  • Corners
    2
    comparison angle
    4
  • Passes Complete
    216
    comparison angle
    273

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Shots On Target
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
chances created
Chances Created
2
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
passes completed
Passes Completed
42
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
tackles
Tackles
4
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
clearances
Clearances
2
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
saves
Saves
4
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy