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Key moments

  • Leeds United vs Southampton (3pm GMT)
  • The two sides are separated by just a point at the foot of the table
  • Saints unchanged from the side that beat Chelsea
  • Junior Firpo nets Leeds' winner on 77 minutes
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FULL-TIME: Leeds United 1-0 Saints

16.53

Summervile breaks and shoots just wide

Leeds break and are three on two, Crysencio Summervile firing across goal but misses the target and the far post.

16.52
90+3’

All Leeds here, McKennie winning a corner

The hosts are pushing Saints back in stoppage time. But there could be an opportunity to break here.

90’

ARMEL SO CLOSE! ๐Ÿ˜ซ

The corner glistens the head of Armel Bella-Kotchap who had a free run on the Leeds box! 

89’

Good pressure, Saints!

Nice movement from the visitors. Sรฉkou Mara playing a ball into the path of Adam Armstrong, his touch is deflected into the path of Illan Meslier who can only head behind for a corner.

85’

Yellow Card for Roméo Lavia (Southampton)

A booking for Lavia who tries to hurry along Patrick Bamford as he leaves the field.

85’

Leeds United substitution: Marc Roca replaces Patrick Bamford

Another Leeds change.

82’

Yellow Card for Patrick Bamford (Leeds United)

A late challenge from Patrick Bamford on Ainsley Maitland-Niles sees a deserved booking.

81’

Southampton substitution: Adam Armstrong replaces Mohamed Elyounoussi

A final Saints switch.

80’

Leeds win another corner

The pressure coming thick and fast from the home side, who are looking to build on their lead.

Firpo gives Leeds the lead

The full-back cuts inside into the box, he fires the ball towards Gavin Bazunu and the ball goes in under the keeper.

77’

GOAL

Junior Firpo (77’) | 1 โ€“ 0

74’

Leeds United substitution: Georginio Rutter replaces Brenden Aaronson

Another Leeds switch.

73’

Bazunu collects from the corner

A short routine from Leeds, which results in an easy claim for Gavin Bazunu at his near post.

72’

Walcott back to clear a Leeds cross

Pressure from the hosts, Theo Walcott in the right place at the far post to clear the ball away.

70’

Southampton substitution: Kyle Walker-Peters replaces Romain Perraud

Another Saints switch.

67’

Walcott denied a shot at goal

Lovely through ball from Ibrahima Diallo finds the run of Theo Walcott on the right wing, he's denied a strike at goal and Saints get a corner.

65’

Unlucky, Prowsey! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

An instinctive effort from the skipper from some range, his volley well held by Illan Meslier.

63’

Southampton substitution: Sékou Mara replaces Paul Onuachu

The final change.

63’

Southampton substitution: Theo Walcott replaces Kamaldeen Sulemana

Walcott is on for sub two.

62’

Southampton substitution: Ibrahima Diallo replaces Stuart Armstrong

The first of a triple Saints sub.

60’

Leeds United substitution: Crysencio Summerville replaces Wilfried Gnonto

A first switch for the hosts.

58’

Yellow Card for Stuart Armstrong (Southampton)

A booking for Stuart Armstrong after a late challenge.

57’

Gnonto's shot headed clear

Jan Bednarek the man in the way as Leeds look to get back into the game.

55’

Saints enjoying a spell of possession...

Maybe for the first time in the game the visitors are dictating play here. But much of the ball is in midfield.

48’

Bella-Kotchap receiving treatment

After a short stoppage the German international returns to the field.

48’

Bamford threatens again

A nice take from the forward, who holds off Armel Bella-Kotchap. His shot is saved by Gavin Bazunu.

47’

Bamford goes down in the area, no penalty

Hearts in mouths for Saints early on here. Patrick Bamford looks to turn Jan Bednarek before falling, the referee and a short VAR check say no penalty.

45’

Back to it... ๐Ÿคž

Let's go!

HT

The teams are back out...

COME ON YOU SAINTS!

HALF-TIME: Leeds United 0-0 Saints

Little to split the two sides at the interval. Leeds United have edged the possession and the chances, but Saints have looked a threat on the break. It's a big 45 coming up here at Elland Road.

44’

McKennie volleys over

Gavin Bazunu comes for a recycled corner, his punch finding Weston McKennie on the edge of the box. His volley clearing the crossbar.

41’

Bazunu fouled as Leeds threaten

Pressure from the hosts again, a deep ball into the box headed across goal by Luke Ayling. Gavin Bazunu comes for the ball and is fouled in the process. Free-kick Saints.

39’

Onuachu has a pop

A nice break from Saints, led by Kamaldeen Sulemana who finds Paul Onuachu just outside the box. He stops and looks to find the far corner with a curled shot. Illan Meslier does well to meet it.

36’

Harrison curls a shot over

Jack Harrison lets fly from outside the box, attempting to curl into the far, top corner, but he misses the target.

35’

Bamford's strike an easy claim

Wilfried Gnonto's deep cross is met by the foot of Patrick Bamford ahead of Jan Bednarek, but it's an easy collect for Gavin Bazunu.

25’

Aaronson involved again

Julien Firpo causing problems down the left, his cross met by Patrick Bamford who heads it back into the box. Aaronson looks to connect but his effort is well blocked inside the six-yard box.

Early action ๐Ÿ’ช

23’

Vital Bednarek block

Brenden Aaronson involved again, bursting past Armel Bella-Kotchap on the right flank but his low cross is well blocked behind by Jan Bednarek.

22’

Aaronson's low shot goes wide

End-to-end this. Romรฉo Lavia tries to carry the ball out of defence but loses possession, Brenden Aaronson picking it up on the edge of the penalty area but his low shot misses the target.

20’

BIG opening for Stu ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Lovely ball from James Ward-Prowse, finding Stuart Armstrong, who cuts inside and has room. The Scot looks for the near post but he misses the target. Positive signs!

20’

Ayling strike clears crossbar

Junior Firpo with a good run down the flank, his deep cross missed by Patrick Bamford but met by Luke Ayling, who fires towards goal first time but it misses the far corner and the target in general.

15’

Stuart Armstrong's low drive cleared

A spell for Saints, who are getting a lot of the ball just outside the Leeds penalty area. Nothing clear-cut yet.

10’

Bella-Kotchap is down needing treatment

The Saints defending clashes his foot with that of Robin Koch. The medical team came on and he looks to be walking okay.

9’

Gnonto's low shot blocked

Another spell of Leeds pressure, Wilfried Gnonto cutting in from the left side and his low shot is blocked. Soon after Ainsley Maitland-Niles deals with Gnonto, making sure his low cross goes out for a corner.

5’

Kamaldeen shot fires wide

Saints looking to respond with a chance of their own. Kamaldeen Sulemana chests the ball down just inside the box and his low half-volley goes wide of the far post.

4’

The hosts piling on the pressure...

Patrick Bamford coming inches away from a header inside the six-yard box, but he can't connect and the ball floats straight through.

0’

We're under way ๐Ÿ˜‡

COME ON YOU SAINTS!

Here they come... โœŠ

Let's go, SAINTS!

14.56

The teams are in the tunnel... ๐Ÿ‘€

14.55

Final tune-up ๐ŸŽป

14.41
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Thoughts on the team news?

Thoughts on the team news?

The results so far:

  • Happy it's unchanged
    64%
  • Would have switched one or two
    29%
  • Need to use our bench
    7%

๐Ÿค Leeds United team news

Starting XI: Meslier, Ayling, Firpo, Koch, Wober, Adams, McKennie, Aaronson, Harrison, Bamford, Gnonto. 

Subs: Robles, Monteiro, Kristensen, Roca, Gyabi, Greenwood, Summerville, Georginio, Joseph.

14.02

๐Ÿ˜‡ SAINTS TEAM NEWS

Starting XI: Bazunu, Maitland-Niles, Bella-Kotchap, Bednarek, Perraud, Lavia, Ward-Prowse (C), Elyounoussi, S.Armstrong, Kamaldeen, Onuachu

Subs: Caballero, Walker-Peters, ฤ†aleta-Car, Diallo, Alcaraz, Djenepo, Walcott, Mara, A.Armstrong

14.00

โณ Team news in 10 minutes...

13.50

๐ŸŸ In the building

The Southampton players and staff have arrived at Elland Road.

13.49

๐Ÿ‘‹ Gaffer

13.48

ANSWER: Kyle Walker-Peters ๐Ÿ‘Š

After Leeds stormed into a two goal lead Saints fired back in August, first through Joe Aribo and then Kyle Walker-Peters. Keep an eye on Sekou Mara's assist!

13.08

๐Ÿ’š Kit check

Saints are in all green at Elland Road.

12.56
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Who scored the equaliser against Leeds at St Mary's back in August?

Who scored the equaliser against Leeds at St Mary's back in August?

The results so far:

  • Joe Aribo
    31%
  • Adam Armstrong
    6%
  • Stuart Armstrong
    31%
  • Kyle Walker-Peters
    31%

if we peform well, we will have the chance to win and that's going to be our philosophy."

rubรฉn sellรฉs
on facing leeds
09.09

๐ŸŽ™ Take a seat with the new boss...

Hear what Rubรฉn Sellรฉs had to say ahead of the trip to Leeds.

09.07

MATCHDAY: Leeds (A) ๐Ÿ‘Š

It's a big one in the Premier League today! Southampton travel to Leeds United, with the two sides separated by just a point at the foot of the table. A win in Rubรฉn Sellรฉs's first game in charge as permanent boss could see Saints rise to 18th, level with those just above the relegation zone. Leeds will also have a point to prove under new boss Javi Gracia.

09.06

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