Second half objectives from Patrick Bamford, Stuart Dallas and Raphinha gave Leeds a snug 3-0 win over Southampton at Elland Street on Tuesday night.
The opening exchanges was pretty even with either side spurning good possibilities to open the scoring. Simply after the half hour mark, Southampton thought they’d a penalty when Nathan Tella went down within the field, just for Andre Marriner to overturn his resolution after a VAR evaluation.
Minutes later, Oriol Romeu made up 20 yards earlier than finishing a millimetre good sliding sort out to disclaim Raphinha a sure aim.
Simply after the break, Bamford slipped between the Saints’ defence and made them pay, rolling the ball into the underside nook.
Southampton struggled to muster a response and after a number of close to misses the hosts doubled their lead when Dallas toe-punted his shot previous Alex McCarthy. Minutes later, an excellent free kick from Raphinha put the sport past all doubt.
Listed below are your Leeds and Saints participant rankings from Elland Street…
Illan Meslier (GK) – 6/10 – Made just a few sensible stops. Usually his kicking was fairly poor.
Diego Llorente (CB) – 7./10 – Accurately saved the embarrassment of conceding a penalty by VAR. He seemed elegant on the ball, knocking it round confidently.
Liam Cooper (CB) – 8/10 – Dominant defensive show. He registered a sport excessive 5 clearances and likewise chipped in with some key tackles and blocks.
Pascal Struijk (CB) – 7/10 – Saved possession higher than anybody in a white shirt. Additionally didn’t put a foot improper defensively.
Raphinha (RM) – 9/10 – On the centre of all the pieces his facet did nicely going ahead. Each on and off the ball, he was completely sensational. What a free kick as nicely.
Luke Ayling (CM) – 7/10 – Handed it fairly nicely, knocking just a few nice lengthy balls into the channels. Additionally made positive to get caught in defensively.
Mateusz Klich (CM) – 7/10 – Put in a sometimes arduous working show earlier than being pressured off with harm simply earlier than the hour mark.
Stuart Dallas (CM) – 8/10 – His aim could have been a toe-punt however all of them rely. The strike was precisely what his selfless show deserved.
Jack Harrison (LM) – 6/10 – Had a quiet first half earlier than being changed by Helder Costa on the break, probably as a consequence of harm.
Tyler Roberts (ST) – 7/10 – Let a few good possibilities go begging. Ending apart, he labored arduous and assisted Bamford with an incisive via ball.
Patrick Bamford (ST) – 8/10 – Bode his time till he acquired a gap within the second half. When he did, he completed clinically. Additionally made a key clearance within the second half.
Helder Costa – 6/10 – A fairly quiet 45 minutes. Didn’t do his first workforce possibilities a lot good. Did get the help for Dallas’ aim, thoughts.
Ezgjan Alioski – 6/10 – Defended solidly and provided an attacking risk down the left hand facet.
Pablo Hernandez – 6/10 – Used his expertise to assist Leeds see issues out.
Alex McCarthy (GK) – 5/10 – Saved his facet in it with some sensible saves within the second half. Ought to have completed higher with the free kick although.
Jan Bednarek (RB) – 5/10 – Regarded shaky in a unfamiliar position with Raphinha having fun with himself down the left within the second half.
Jannik Vestergaard (CB) – 5/10 – Let a few good headed possibilities go begging. Maybe may have completed higher for Leeds’ first aim as nicely.
Mohammed Salisu (CB) – 5/10 – A little bit rash at instances. One first half problem on Raphinha could have been a penalty if the Brazilian had gone down.
Ryan Bertrand (LB) – 6/10 – Solely pushed ahead not often. Did little improper defensively.
Stuart Armstrong (RM) – 5/10 – Industrious however largely ineffectual. He seemed leggy as the sport wore on.
Oriol Romeu (CM) – 7/10 – Deserves a knighthood for his aim saving sort out on Raphinha within the first half. Continued to run himself into the bottom earlier than being pressured off with harm within the second half. Saints seemed misplaced with out him.
James Ward-Prowse (CM) – 6/10 – His supply, each from lifeless balls and crosses, was glorious as at all times. Struggled to comprise Leeds in transition after Romeu went off.
Nathan Tella (LM) – 5/10 – Confirmed a whole lot of bravery on his first Premier League begin however pale as the sport wore on. Nobody likes a diver as nicely, so he loses a mark.
Nathan Redmond (ST) – 5/10 – Pressed nicely however struggled to make an influence when he had the ball. Withdrawn after an hour.
Che Adams (ST) – 5/10 – Held up the ball nicely at instances. Wanted to make some extra optimistic runs in behind although.
Danny Ings – 6/10 – Added some dynamism to the Saints assault after approaching.
Takumi Minamino – 5/10 – He was a passenger for his cameo look.
Moussa Djenepo – 5/10 – Took one for the workforce to halt a Leeds’ counter assault. One in all his solely contributions of observe.