BIG GOAL - Jack Harrison opened the scoring for Leeds United in the first half, but they were held to a 1-1 draw at Elland Road by Southampton. Pic: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds United 1-1 Southampton - Graham Smyth's Player Ratings as forward shines and star returns

Leeds United welcomed back Liam Cooper and Kalvin Phillips in their 1-1 Elland Road draw with Southampton.

By Graham Smyth
Saturday, 2nd April 2022, 6:17 pm

Captain Cooper started against the Saints and was solid defensively as his side dominated most of the first half and took a deserved lead through Jack Harrison.

Southampton worked their way back into the game in the latter stages of the first half and then came out flying following the interval, a sublime James Ward-Prowse free-kick levelling matters.

Both sides had chances to win it, Leeds recovering from their poor start to the second half as Phillips came off the bench to calm the home side down but there was to be no victor and the spoils were shared.

Leeds are now unbeaten in three and sit eight points clear of the drop zone thanks to Watford's 2-0 defeat by Liverpool earlier in the day.

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