Graham Smyth's Leeds United player ratings v Southampton with 2s, 3s and 4s, nine 5s, sole 7/10

Leeds United’s final game of the regular Championship season ended with a 2-1 defeat at home to Southampton and a play-offs place – but how did we rate the performances?

Leeds went into the regular season's final day sat third and needing both a victory against Southampton plus a Huddersfield Town win at second-placed Ipswich Town to finish in the division's second automatic promotion place.

Yet instead the Whites got the total opposite, Southampton leaving Elland Road with a 2-1 victory and Ipswich sealing automatic promotion in style with a 2-0 win against the Terriers. Ipswich have ultimately finished six points clear of Leeds who will now face Farke’s former side Norwich City in the semi-finals of the play-offs, the winners facing either Southampton or West Brom in the Wembley final for a place in the country’s top flight.

Graham Smyth, the YEP’s chief football writer, hands out the scores from a very frustrating final day at Elland Road.

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