The former Portsmouth custodian will have been expecting a busier night, but his involvement was very much at a minimum. Southampton's attacking threat was nominal, and when he was called upon he did his duty as well as he needed to.
Had a very quiet evening until the final few minutes when Southampton put on a bit of pressure, but on the whole it was a comfortable match for the centre-back.
Decent performance from the left-back as he got forward with purpose, and stuck close to De Ridder on every occasion, blocking several crosses. His opponent was eventually replaced, not that Peltier's evening got any tougher.
Looked a lot more comfortable going forward than defending, but he was certainly effective in the final third. Got forward whenever the opportunity arose, delivering a number of dangerous balls low into the area.
Similarly to Lees, did not have much to think for most of the night, but what he did have to think about he did with minimal fuss, doing well against the powerful Mayuka.
Helped his midfield dominate proceedings and as the most forward-thinking of the threesome, his passing was very positive, as well as accurate. Impressively set up Diouf late on, with his good run resulting in shot which the striker buried on the rebound. Good performance.
Gave Reeves plenty to think about early on, but did seem to quiet as the match progressed. Often seemed to be being used as a dummy for Byram's overlapping runs, but did his job well enough.
This midfielder needs no introduction due to his rather colourful reputation, but he seemed to keep his head tonight. He was his all-action self, full of running and tackles, but without the over-the-top tendencies. Very good.
The former Sheffield United man's set-piece deliveries were consistently excellent and caused no shortage of problems for Southampton. In the midfield he was calm and composed on the ball, with his passing accurate and he found the net with a good finish.
Prolific pantomime villain Diouf had a mixed bag on the night. His hold-up play was excellent at times, but he often tried to do way too much, releasing the ball late. However, he did score late on, tapping in after Austin's great run.
A very strange evening for Varney. He missed an absolute sitter in the first half, somehow putting wide from two yards out, while going close two more times, including hitting the crossbar. However, he was involved time and time again and had a telling role in Tonge's goal. His finishing was poor, but his contribution invaluable.
Rather shaky from the goalkeeper at times. He was rarely commanding from set-pieces, and probably should have got himself across his goal quicker for Tonge’s goal.
Started quite well, offering support to De Ridder in attack, but as the match went on he looked poor. Positionally he was caught out on a number of occasions, particularly for Tonge’s goal, while he did not put his foot in enough either.
The centre-back hardly lived up to his name as looked lost at sea throughout. A few times he let crosses evade him, while he lost Varney for an early chance and was beaten criminally easily for Tonge’s goal.
Certainly let Diouf know he was there, giving him a nudge every now and then, but the Senegalese striker's hold-up play and strength was good on the evening, meaning the Saints skipper had to step off more than he would have liked.
The pint-sized left-back had a bit of a nightmare at times. Technically he looked good, but his battle with opposing full-back Sam Byram was a resounding defeat, and he fared little better against Diouf when the striker drifted out wide.
S. De Ridder
Showed determination and obviously gave it a go on the right wing, but he was dealt with fairly comfortably by Lee Peltier. Managed to squirm through a few crosses, but no one connected with them.
The youngster has looked impressive at times in his fledgling Premier League career, but with little support from his team-mates he looked isolated at times. He was not particularly bad in any aspect, but without the ball he offered little in terms of support.
Knocked the ball around well early on and showed some lovely touches, but the Leeds midfield eventually took over, and Chaplow was pressured into submission.
The Brazilian struggled to get into the match all night, and when he did he was generally crowded out by the Brown-Tonge-Austin trident.
Given precious few chances to shine on the night, and when he did get the ball, he opted to play a simple ball, rather than attempt to beat his man. Disappointing showing from the Japanese attacker. Withdrawn with 25 minutes to go.
Threw his weight around up front, barging into people whenever he could, but that was about all he did. The summer signing had few sniffs of the goal, and prolonged possession of the ball was rare.