Soton were defeated at home by Leeds United at St. Mary’s Stadium on Tuesday. Both sides arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Soton were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning their previous two matches against Fulham at home and Crystal Palace at home, by 3-1 and 3-1 respectively whilst Leeds were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur. As it stands, Soton and Leeds sit 14th, (43 points) and 8th, (56 points), in the table respectively, after 37 matches.
After an un-eventful first half, Leeds continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Patrick Bamford in the 73rd minute. However they weren’t finished yet and Tyler Roberts made it 2-0 just before the final whistle with a final score of 2-0.
Both managers used all substitutions. For Soton, Danny Ings, Nathan Redmond and Ibrahima Diallo, came on for Che Adams, Nathan Tella and Theo Walcott, Leeds brought on Gaetano Berardi, Pascal Struijk and Tyler Roberts to replace Diego Llorente, Kalvin Phillips and Rodrigo Moreno.
The referee booked three players from Leeds, Kalvin Phillips, Stuart Dallas and Pascal Struijk.
Soton will next travel to West Ham United, while Leeds will face West Bromwich Albion at home.
|Southampton:||Kiko Casilla, Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper, Diego Llorente, Raphinha, Rodrigo Moreno, Kalvin Phillips, Stuart Dallas, Ezgjan Alioski, Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford|
|Leeds United:||Alex McCarthy, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jack Stephens, Jannik Vestergaard, Mohammed Salisu, Theo Walcott, James Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong, Moussa Djenepo, Nathan Tella and Che Adams|
|Stadium:||St. Mary’s Stadium|
|Goals:||Patrick Bamford (0-1, min. 73) and Tyler Roberts (0-2, min. 90)|