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.

By Lee Sobot
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.
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

15: From Meslier, simple enough pass to Dallas out for a throw

17: Niggly fouls and stoppages, no decent play so far

18: Djenepo causing a bit of bother with quick feet

18: Corner sent wide, Saints getting on top

BEST CHANCE YET - SAINTS

19: Redmond from 20 yards out, Meslier tips it wide, good save

20: How did Saints not score? Broja header flies across the box and Elyounoussi cannot connect at the back post. Tight angle but Meslier was beaten, nothing from Leeds so far

23: Very good interception as Saints break clear, Broja almost in. Corner cleared to Djenepo who wallops a shot over

A chance to advance goes

25: Leeds come forward down the left but a heavy touch lets Dallas down

26: James cuts in from the left but deflected cross/shot is easily dealt with, Saints then storm forward but Romeu’s shot is blocked by a flying Cooper

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