Southampton 1 Leeds United 0 - recap and reaction as Marcelo Bielsa tries to explain Whites display at St Mary's and Raphinha decision

Leeds United return to Premier League action at Southampton today - and you can follow all of the latest news throughout the day here.

Saturday, 16th October 2021, 6:20 pm
BACK TO BUSINESS: For Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, left, and Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa, right. Graphic by Graeme Bandeira.

The Saints and Whites are approaching today's 3pm kick-off at St Mary's with just one place and two points separating the two sides.

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Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds outfit climbed to 16th with a 1-0 victory at home to Watford before the international break but Ralph Hasenhuttl's hosts dropped to 17th after a 3-1 reverse at Chelsea.

Both sides have key players missing but Leeds winger Raphinha is in contention to play despite playing 71 minutes for Brazil in the early hours of Friday morning.

The YEP's live blog below will bring you all the pre-match build-up, team news and analysis followed by live match updates and reaction from St Mary's on the south coast.

Southampton 1 Leeds United 0 RECAP

Last updated: Saturday, 16 October, 2021, 15:13

  • 3pm kick-off at St Mary’s
  • Two points and one place between the two sides
  • Leeds 16th on six points, just ahead of 17th-placed Saints

Warm ups coming to a close at St Mary’s

Players out at St Mary’s

Live updates to follow here

1: Three at the back for Leeds, James on the left wing, Harrison on the right wing, Roberts at no 10, Dallas left wing back, Shackleton right wing back, Klich the middle. Rodrigo upfront

3: The main thing of note is the noise of the Leeds fans in the packed away end

Struijk in the middle, Cooper to the left, Llorente to the right

6: On Romeu on halfway

Another Saints free kick

8: Dallas foul this time but Leeds clear the delivery

12: Rodrigo threatened to get in down the right but Saints stood their ground and cleared. This is like Hasenhuttl said it would be, no five star dinner

First chance - sort of

14: Redmond gets a bit of space on the edge of the box and flashes a shot well wide

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