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Saints beaten as fans return to St Mary's

premier-league St Mary's Stadium | Tue 18 May 6PM | Attendance: 7,291
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SOU vs LEE
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SOU vs LEE As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Southampton fall to a 2-0 defeat to Leeds United in the Premier League
  • Patrick Bamford fired the visitors ahead, Tyler Roberts added the second in extra time
  • Saints welcomed 8,000 fans back to St Mary's Stadium
  • HALF TIME: Saints 0-0 Leeds

FULL TIME: Saints 0-2 Leeds

A disappointing end at St Mary's where Saints fall to a 2-0 defeat to Leeds United. Despite the result, the crowd are on their feet applauding Ralph Hasenhüttl and his side. Saints now look ahead to Sunday's final game of the season against West Ham United.

19.57
+7’

Leeds nearly net a third

Raphinha fires one last shot towards goal but Alex McCarthy deflects. 

Roberts adds a second

Tyler Roberts adds a second for the visitors. 

+4’

GOAL

Tyler Roberts (+4’) | 0 2

+3’

Saints searching for an equaliser

Southampton continue to press in the dying moments here at St Mary's but can't quite find their way through the Leeds defence.  

Ings comes close

A beautiful, controlled first touch from Ings on the edge of the box but the resulting shot edges wide. 

90’

6 additional minutes

The fourth official has indicated an additional six minutes of extra time. Can Saints pull something back?

89’

Saints struggling to find the breakthrough

Armstrong finds Redmond in the box but his shot ricochets off the side netting. 

85’

Raphinha goal disallowed

Leeds are pressing for a second here at St Mary's and while Raphinha does find the back of the net, Bamford was in an offside position when firing in the cross. 

78’

Leeds United substitution: Tyler Roberts replaces Rodrigo Moreno

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77’

Southampton substitution: Ibrahima Diallo replaces Theo Walcott

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Bamford fires Leeds ahead

Rodrigo finds Bamford, who finds the back of the net with ease. A costly error from McCarthy who thinks the ball is heading out of play. 

72’

GOAL

Patrick Bamford (72’) | 0 1

71’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Nathan Tella

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70’

Leeds dangerous in the final third

It's a similar tale in the second-half, Saints are seeing a greater portion of the ball but it's Leeds that look really threatening in the final third.  A double save needed from McCarthy, firstly clearing Raphinha's ball off the line and then Alioski's rebound shot. 

67’

Saints continue to attack 

First real chance from Ings since his introduction after the break, but his strike goes over the crossbar and into the stands.

65’

Yellow Card for Pascal Struijk (Leeds United)

65’

Saints pick up the tempo

A few chances for Saints in a short burst of momentum, Ward-Prowse releases but Luke Ayling is there to clear for Leeds. 

62’

Bamford receiving treatment 

Salisu and Bamford collide in the box and it's the Leeds man who sees the worst of it, taking a shoulder to the head. He receives some attention from the medics and is given the green light to continue. 

60’

Lucky escape for McCarthy

Leeds hit the counter-attack and Bamford charges towards goal, Alex McCarthy is caught in no man's land, Bamford finds his way around the Saints goalkeeper but relief for Saints as Vestergaard sees the ball behind for a Leeds corner. 

56’

Dangerous free-kick for Saints 

Moussa Djenepo is brought down just outside the penalty area as Saints are awarded a free-kick. 

50’

Leeds searching for the opener

Almost out of nowhere, Dallas fires a storming shot towards goal but Alex McCarthy stays alert and gets his fingertips to the ball to deflect it behind. 

47’

Leeds United substitution: Pascal Struijk replaces Kalvin Phillips

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47’

Close 🥵

Instant threat from Saints who pick up a dangerous free-kick. Prime James Ward-Prowse territory but his shot bounces just off the crossbar. 

46’

Back underway

We're back underway at St Mary's. Can Saints find the back of the net and make it three on the bounce?

HT

Leeds United substitution: Gaetano Berardi replaces Diego Llorente

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Southampton substitution: Danny Ings replaces Ché Adams

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HALF TIME: Saints 0-0 Leeds

It remains goalless at the break as Southampton play their first game back in front of the fans at St Mary's. Saints have seen more of the ball but Leeds remain strong in defence and look increasingly dangerous on the counter. A fast tempo game so far, a huge 45 minutes ahead. 

45’

1 additional minute

The fourth official has signalled an additional one minute of extra time to be played. 

44’

Another chance for Saints

It's been a strong first half from the men in red, who are clearly spurred on by their fans presence at St Mary's. Vestergaard attempts to slot in Adams but the ball is cleared by the Leeds defence. 

39’

Better from Leeds

Raphinha finds the feet of in-form Rodrigo but his shot goes wide of the post. 

37’

Opportunity for Saints

Adams fires a shot towards goal but Casilla pushes it behind for another Southampton corner. James Ward-Prowse's corner finds the feet of Nathan Tella but the ball is hard to control and his shot lifts over the crossbar. 

36’

Yellow Card for Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United)

25’

Leeds shift the momentum

Saints have dominated much of this opening half at St Mary's so far but that doesn't mean Leeds aren't looking incredibly dangerous on the attack. Harrison finds Raphinha on the right who slots the ball into Dallas but the ball goes well wide.

21’

Attacking prowess on display 

Nice work from Adams on the wing who tries to find Tella in the box, but Casilla beats him to it and clears. 

18’

Saints push forward

Tella curls in a beautiful ball to Theo Walcott who takes on an out-of-position Casilla. A lucky escape for the goalkeeper as Walcott passes the ball back into the box. 

15’

Leeds starting to counter 

The first real action inside the Saints box as Harrison attempts to find Bamford, but Vestergaard is there to clear the threat. 

10’

Searching for an opener

Ward-Prowse gets behind the dead ball for Saints, a familiar sight this season. His ball loops in to the box but it's cleared by the Leeds defence. 

Fans in the stands ❤️

There might only be 8,000 people at St Mary's today but you'd think it was at full capacity based on the noise echoing around the stadium. A strong start from Saints, who are keen to impress the fans on their return. 

7’

Ambitious from Djenepo

Moussa Djenepo releases a shot from long range but it goes well wide, strong drive from Saints so far.

5’

Saints continue to press

It's been an inspired opening start to proceedings here at St Mary's. This time it's Ché Adams that finds himself in a dangerous position on the attack, he finds Nathan Tella who releases the shot but is ultimately ruled offside. 

4’

Strong start from Saints

An energised Nathan Tella charges down the wing for Saints and works his way into the penalty area, crossing back to Stuart Armstrong whose shot finds the safe hands of Kiko Casilla. 

2’

Adams comes close

Stuart Armstrong loops in a beautiful ball into Ché Adams but his header is punched behind for a corner. 

0’

And we're off 🚀

Peter Bankes gets us underway at St Mary's where there is a huge backdrop of noise. It's great to have you back, Saints fans ❤️

Kick off approaching ⏰

Pre-match preparations have finished and we're just moments away from kick off here at St Mary's!

17.56

Hear from the boss 🗣

Listen to the thoughts of Ralph Hasenhüttl ahead of tonight's clash with Leeds. 

17.40

Things you love to see 😍

17.21

Leeds team confirmed

Starting XI: Casilla, Ayling, Cooper, Llorente, Allioski, Phillips, Dallas, Harrison, Rodrigo, Raphinha, Bamford. 

Subs: Meslier, Struijk, Davis, Berardi, Shackleton, Jenkins, Roberts, Hernandez, Poveda. 

17.04

SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED ✅

Starting XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Stephens, Vestergaard, Salisu, Ward-Prowse [c], Armstrong, Djenepo, Tella, Adams, Walcott.

Subs: Forster, Bednarek, Diallo, Ferry, Minamino, Redmond, Obafemi, Nlundulu, Ings. 

17.00

STAT ATTACK 🔢

Ché Adams has scored nine Premier League goals this season. The last Scottish player to reach double figures in a single campaign in the competition was Steven Fletcher in 2012-13 (11). 

16.33

Taking it back to 2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣

Matchday at The Dell back in 2000, where this James Beattie goal earned Southampton a 1-0 victory over Leeds. How's that for a celebration?

16.15

there's no question that football is nothing without fans, it's too long now missing them and we are really happy that we get 8,000 now. it'll be an amazing atmosphere."

ralph hasenhüttl
Southampton manager
16.00

🏠🔜

We can't wait to welcome 8,000 of you back home tonight. It's not perfect, but it's a start. 

15.45

Saturday recap ⏯

Saints made it two on the bounce as they claimed a 3-1 victory over Fulham on Saturday, with goals from Ché Adams, Nathan Tella and Theo Walcott. 

15.33

ICYMI: Walcott set to remain a Saint 😇

Southampton have agreed a deal in principle with Theo Walcott for the forward to return to Saints on a permanent basis, read the full article here

15.00

WELCOME HOME 😇

Good afternoon Saints fans and welcome back to St Mary's! Whether you're joining us from inside the stadium or from your living rooms around the world, we can't wait to bring you all the action from SO14 as Southampton take on Leeds for their final Premier League home game of the season. 

14.02

SOU vs LEE Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
22
Mohammed Salisu
5
Jack Stephens
4
Jannik Vestergaard
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
17
Stuart Armstrong
12
Moussa Djenepo
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
32
Theo Walcott
replace Ibrahima Diallo (78′)
10
Che Adams
replace Danny Ings (45′)
23
Nathan Tella
replace Nathan Redmond (70′)
35
Jan Bednarek
19
Takumi Minamino
9
Danny Ings
14
Michael Obafemi
47
Will Ferry
40
Daniel N'Lundulu
27
Ibrahima Diallo
11
Nathan Redmond
44
Fraser Forster

Leeds United

13
Kiko Casilla (GK)
2
Luke Ayling
6
Liam Cooper (C)
14
Diego Llorente
replace Gaetano Berardi (45′)
15
Stuart Dallas yellow card
10
Ezgjan Alioski
23
Kalvin Phillips yellow card
replace Pascal Struijk (45′) yellow card
20
Rodrigo
replace Tyler Roberts (78′) goal
18
Raphinha
22
Jack Harrison
9
Patrick Bamford goal
24
Leif Davis
19
Pablo Hernández
7
Ian Poveda-Ocampo
11
Tyler Roberts
21
Pascal Struijk
46
Jamie Shackleton
1
Illan Meslier
47
Jack Jenkins
28
Gaetano Berardi

SOU vs LEE Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Leeds United
  • Possession (%)
    51
    comparison angle
    49
  • Shots
    18
    comparison angle
    15
  • Shots on target
    3
    comparison angle
    7
  • Corners
    4
    comparison angle
    4
  • Passes Complete
    324
    comparison angle
    280

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Ché Adams
Ché Adams
chances created
Chances Created
2
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
passes completed
Passes Completed
46
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
tackles
Tackles
4
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
clearances
Clearances
4
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
saves
Saves
5
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy