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Raphinha
Yellow Card
84'
Raphinha
Goal
3 - 0
83'
M. Djenepo
Yellow Card
78'
S. Dallas
Hélder Costa
2 - 0
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P. Bamford
T. Roberts
1 - 0

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46% 53%
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Shots On Target 7 5
Total Passes 319 365
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Southampton then stay on the road next, with a trip along the M62 to Everton. Leeds meanwhile face Aston Villa this weekend. Until then however, thank you for joining us - and have a great week!
Marcelo Bielsa - ever the perfectionist - will have stern words about how his side were almost exploited in the first half too. Those turning points that could have been - the VAR-chalked-off penalty, the no-goal whistle fiasco - might have left his side with a mountain to climb. But they responded brilliantly.
One point from the last 24 available. Ralph Hasenhuttl has proven his coaching credentials time and again but the mood at St Mary's Stadium can't be fantastic right now. Some serious discussions are going to be needed there.
Cool, calm finishes for Patrick Bamford and Stuart Dallas did the damage - but a firecracker of a free-kick from Raphinha sealed the deal for Leeds United as they get back to winning ways in the Premier League against Southampton. The visitors' wait for a much-needed three point haul goes on; it's the Whites who will be singing into the night. At full-time, it finishes Leeds United 3-0 Southampton.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: LEEDS UNITED 3-0 SOUTHAMPTON
90' + 2' The win tonight - and now, it is surely a win - takes Leeds to 35 points in the Premier League. That is what you'd probably call the rough benchmark for survival. With the new guidelines in, it means that their fans - robbed of the chance to see their top-flight return this season - will most likely get to catch them at the high table once more.
90' + 1' Hernandez! The Spaniard is frustrated to put that volley over, as he meets Alioski's ball on the lip of the box. We're into the first of three added minutes here.
90' Raphinha is going to get the freedom of the city of Leeds before 2021 is out, Somewhere right now, Dean Smith is working out how Aston Villa - likely to be without Jack Grealish - can muzzle him next time out.
89' Leeds, as they typically do even when three goals up, are not putting the cue on the rack. This has been a tough day at the office for Ralph Hasenhuttl. His side possibly gambled with that high-energy opening salvo - and they just didn't get the rewards for it they hoped.
87' Do Southampton deserve a scoreline of this magnitude? They probably don't deserve a worse one, which they almost get as Costa turns Raphinha's latest cut-back over the crossbar. Those first-half flash-points will loom large for Saints.
Raphinha
Yellow Card
85' Naturally, having removed his shirt - and despite a very natty vest, it must be said - Raphinha gets a booking. He takes it in good stead, nodding to the referee and fist-bumping Bamford as he gets dressed again.
Raphinha
Goal
84' GOAL! RAPHINHA WITH A SCORCHER FOR LEEDS! 3-0! That is an absolute cracker of a free-kick from the Brazilian, slamming it over the defensive wall and letting it dip in at the left post to beat McCarthy's outstretched fingertips. He wheels away, stripping off his shirt, with a message written on his vest. Glorious.
M. Djenepo
Yellow Card
83' Vestergaard and Adams get a little confused with a pass that Meslier takes inside the Leeds penalty area and the former's high placement allows a counter-attack to exploit his absence. Djenepo ultimately cuts Costa's counter down and Leeds have a free-kick 25 yards out.
82' It has, perhaps unsurprisingly, been almost one-way traffic in favour of Southampton since that second goal. Leeds are watchfully trying to keep them at arms length, pushing them away from their box whenever they can.
80' Armstrong! Saints storm forward, cutting a path around the centre-left flank, but the finish from the midfielder is lofted well over the crossbar.
Hélder Costa
Assist
78' He may be the elder statesman of this Leeds team now, but that is what Pablo Hernandez can do. Helder Costa, with the assist in the end, had a number of options crashing forward and he chose the right one in the end. Southampton have to find a very quick response for a result now. 
S. Dallas
Goal
78' GOAL! STUART DALLAS MIGHT HAVE SEALED IT FOR LEEDS! 2-0! The Cookstown Cafu, with a toe-poke delight! The Northern Ireland international is key with Hernandez and Costa in a free-flowing move through the middle to the right and is there to meet the latter's return cross just inside the box. He can't get the ball with the inside of his foot and simply boots it off the tip, slotting it in at the left post to beat McCarthy. United might be home and dry.
77' This is still a particularly precarious game. A second for Leeds, at this stage, would likely kill it off for good. But Saints have had more shots and roughly equal possession on the whole. It has been a close encounter of the absurd kind.
Pablo Hernández
T. Roberts
75' It is a very young Leeds bench today so it perhaps isn't too surprising that Pablo Hernandez - very much an architect of United's promotion last year, somewhat usurped by Raphinha's arrival since - is their final change, replacing Roberts.
73' Ings follows up that prior Saints effort after Leeds surrender the ball cheaply inside their own half, only for the ex-Liverpool man to sky his effort over the crossbar.
72' Ward-Prowse! The England man has the power in a lovely strike but not the precision, smacking it straight to Meslier.
M. Djenepo
Oriol Romeu
70' The Elland Road temporary surface has claimed another victim, like a particularly verdant vampire. Romeu is off, limping away with assistance, and Moussa Djenepo is on in his place.
69' This is a blow for Southampton. Romeu looked to be walking off the pitch and has instead gone to ground, having limped to a halt. He's not particularly comfortable. Ralph Hasenhuttl does not look like a man who wants him to have to make an early exit.
67' Ward-Prowse pumps another free-kick into the Leeds box, which Salisu can't reach after he slips on the turf. No change in his studs then. This has become a delightfully madcap game after that rather one-sided start, Leeds now firmly emboldened by taking the lead.
65' Bamford just misses the goal - but fortunately for Leeds, it is their own. A Saints corner, headed low, is volleyed over the crossbar by the striker before his goalkeeper can claim. Salisu's follow-up volley from the subsequent set-piece also screams over.
63' Leeds will be fanatically determined to not lose Raphinha at the end of the season, but it feels increasingly like the former Rennes man is destined for bigger things. In Kalvin Phillips' absence, he's emerged as the on-field maestro of this side.
61' McCarthy with the save! Raphinha runs the left channel once more, cuts it back for Llorente at close-range and the keeper somehow denies the Spaniard. That could have been a matchwinner.
E. Alioski
M. Klich
59' Leeds also make a second change before we resume too, as Klich departs the field. Ezgjan Alioski is on in his place.
D. Ings
N. Redmond
58' Danny Ings meanwhile also enters the fray for Southampton at the expense of Redmond. Now, England fringe man versus England fringe hopeful can truly begin.
T. Minamino
N. Tella
58' It's the end of Tella's first senior start. It's been an... eventful one. Saints replace him with Takumi Minamino.
58' A double change up front looks to be incoming for Southampton but we've taken a pause in play now for United man Klich to get some medical attention after pulling up. The Leeds midfielder doesn't look to be hugely comfortable right now.
56' Have both sides changed their studs? The play has been faster, more fluid in this half and neither team appear to be having as much trouble with the ground underfoot. It's contributed to an entertaining restart so far.
54' Llorente can't quite smuggle the ball through a crowded box after it is tipped in, and Saints spark a breezy counter through Tella, one brought to a halt by Costa who draws the foul as the pair hound after the ball.
53' McCarthy makes a double stop now, in quick succession to deny Bamford and Roberts from nine yards out or so. Dallas was the man who carved a path into deep Southampton waters to set up their chances there. A Leeds corner follows a few plays later.
51' Roberts! That should be 2-0! It is Raphinha as the architect again with the most delicious of cut-back balls and the Wales international just hooks it wide to the right from the edge of the Saints penalty area.
49' Meslier with the save again! Armstrong canters into the United box with too much ease, shapes to go for the far post and brings it instead to the near-left one, which the keeper reads with an excellent touch.
T. Roberts
Assist
47' That is a lovely ball from Roberts, a man who has struggled for minutes this season and has seized his chance there. Only a moment before Bamford struck gold, Nathan Redmond had just forced Meslier into a save at the other end. This has been a lively restart so far.
P. Bamford
Goal
47' GOAL! PATRICK BAMFORD PUTS LEEDS UNITED ON THE FRONT FOOT! 1-0! It is a beauty of a delivery from Tyler Roberts, who holds it in the centre circle and plays his striker through the middle. He keeps himself just onside, rolls onto the ball, and slots it past McCarthy into the right corner. First blood to the hosts.
Hélder Costa
J. Harrison
46' Marcelo Bielsa isn't a stranger to a half-time change, but it is rare to see Jack Harrison - generally one of United's more consistent performers in that left-flank position - be hooked. Helder Costa is on in his place, albeit on the left; Raphinha shifts back to that natural right side for good.
46' We're back underway for the second half at Elland Road. What can both sides do here to carve out a breakthrough? Or is this destined to finish level?
The main takeaways then; Saints' gameplan of using Leeds' own tactical pace against them put them on the right foot early on, but the Whites have mostly steadied this to an even keel. That VAR call against Tella was the right one; Andre Marriner's whistle meanwhile is destined to be a major flashpoint if this game goes the way of the hosts. Marcelo Bielsa will be considered; Ralph Hasenhuttl may be fuming.
An overturned penalty call, a disallowed goal and the recovery tackle of the century; for a game that, at points, hasn't quite lived up to the billing, it's been an incident packed first-half between Leeds United and Southampton at Elland Road in the Premier League. There's much to mull over here; at the break, it is Leeds United 0-0 Southampton.
45' + 5' HALF-TIME: LEEDS UNITED 0-0 SOUTHAMPTON
45' + 4' Meslier palms away an inswinging Saints corner now without too much comfort and the team in red return fire from the opposite side. Armstrong miscues the last delivery and it sails out of play. That will be that for now.
45' + 2' Replays show that referee Andre Marriner looked to have blown his whistle only a moment after that free-kick was taken. We're talking milliseconds here. He blew before Adams unloaded his strike either way, so that would have stopped it, but that is sure to be a huge talking point.
45' Adams has the ball in the net! But the goal will not stand! A free-kick in midfield for Saints is taken quickly, Leeds are caught unawares and the striker buries it in the box - yet the referee says he has not blown his whistle for the set-piece to be taken! A huge let-off for the hosts. Three added minutes to play. 
43' How many times have we seen plays cut up by the turf as much as opposition players today? It's like trying to play on a moss-covered blancmange.
41' That really should have been the opener to Leeds and Raphinha - who stayed down for a period but is now back on his feet and moving fine - will be kicking himself. That was a a golden opportunity.
39' Roberts cleans out Bertrand out wide on the left flank and the Saints man spears the ball into the box from the free-kick. Leeds claim it and send it away with an utterly magnificent throughball for Raphinha. It leaves the United man one-on-one with McCarthy, racing into the box - and the recovering Romeu in pursuit somehow slides in behind to rob the shot. Magnificent!
37' Tella now commits a pretty lax foul out on United's right wing and Raphinha pumps the free-kick in. It sails over the heads of everyone in the box but McCarthy and the keeper makes a clean connection.
35' No penalty! A VAR assist overrules the call - correctly too. Tella can't believe it and Ralph Hasenhuttl looks less than impressed. Still, it is another lapse at the back for United. Saints' high press has peeled off slightly; have they expended too much energy too soon?
33' Penalty to Southampton! It is Llorente who is cited for a trip on Tella, and the referee points straight to the spot. The Leeds defender is furious with the call and replays suggest that he has a point. VAR will refer this one.
31' As Leeds play it around the back, a few quick words on the future of Bielsaball and its architect. Marcelo Bielsa this week made some interesting comments on his future, but even if United don't make the top half of the table, it is surely hard to see the club wanting to turf him out on his ear? But stranger things have happened in football.
29' United's long delivery finds Harrison and the return from the far side of the box is snaffled by McCarthy. A moment later, Bertrand gives possession away cheaply and the Leeds man nearly cuts away with the ball before slipping; the Saints defender then latches onto a fresh delivery downfield and nudges a shot to Meslier, before he is cited for handball. An action-packed two minutes!
27' Cooper! Raphinha dummies the delivery, lifting the ball to the right side of the box end for Llorente to cut back. Cooper just pushes a volley over the crossbar, assisted by McCarthy's fingertips. A corner to Leeds.
J. Vestergaard
Yellow Card
26' Roberts looks to make some amends for that miss with a driving run through the middle, only to be promptly tripped by Vestergaard. The Saints man picks up a booking and the Whites are going to have a free-kick some 30 yards out in midfield.
24' Roberts! Leeds' best chance is born out of another bit of Raphinha magic, as he carves into the right edge of the box, turns two defenders around and pulls it back for his fellow attacker, who promptly skies the finish. That was a waste.
22' Bamford and Vestergaard come together inside the Saints box now and the former goes to ground. There's no shout for a penalty; if anything, the Leeds man simply looked like he lost his footing too. The latter is less than impressed either way by the incident.
20' That pitch might turn someone's ankle today. Tella overreaches trying to intercept a ball and slips; Ayling does exactly the same a moment later. It's turning the poise of both sides into something more akin to porridge.
18' United have steadied their ship somewhat, restricting that fast press from Saints, but only to a point. The visitors have come mostly down the left flank in this match, which is sporting Jack Harrison rather than Raphinha for the hosts today.
16' Llorente meanwhile - stripped of so much game-time by those injuries this year - is looking a little bit rough to say the least. He's not being helped by the pitch at Elland Road today; a temporary surface ahead of a full overhaul this summer, it has more potholes than a country road.
14' There can be little doubt that, in the same way Aston Villa faltered without Jack Grealish this weekend, Leeds are sorely missing Kalvin Phillips in the middle today. The England man, capped for the first time last year, is very much the on-field conductor of their creative symphony on the pitch.
12' Leeds look to respond now with a Raphinha free-kick, hoofed into the box and before Bamford can even wrap himself around the connection, the offside flag is up. A high-defensive line from Saints there, and it paid off wonderfully.
10' Southampton have really gone on the front foot today, and as Manchester United displayed earlier in the season, fighting Leeds at their own pacey pressing game can often rock the Whites. Marcelo Bielsa will have to get his side to regather their equilibrium.
8' Tella! That's a good opportunity for Saints again, as they win the ball back inside Leeds' own half and Cooper is cut wide open by the midfield run. Meslier makes a clean stop to deny the youngster on his first senior start in the top-flight.
6' Saints draw a foul just off the right edge of the United penalty area and Ward-Prowse steps over it. No club has conceded more in the Premier League this season from such opportunities than Leeds - and they almost do again, as an unmarked Vestergaard is allowed to flash a header from the delivery past the left post.
4' A first good chance for Leeds, as Roberts and Bamford join up for a one-two in the box. The Wales international didn't seem to expect the return delivery inside the penalty area though and lets the delivery slip past his outstretched leg.
2' This game was rearranged of course to make way for Saints' ultimately successful FA Cup advance, but they'll face a different kind of test against Leeds. Typically sides who take the game to the Whites can find some reward, and that's what they're doing in these early minutes.
1' We are underway in this Premier League clash between Leeds United and Southampton!
The teams are preparing to emerge at Elland Road and we're moments away from kick-off. A lovely streak of fire-rust sun cuts through the horizon as it sets. This should be a winter warmer.
United fans meanwhile will just hope Llorente can get through this game unscathed. The Spain international was one of a clutch of flagship recruits for their maiden campaign in the Premier League - but alongside fellow defensive recruit Robin Koch, he has been unable to deliver much thanks to several injury issues.
Ings' absence from the start here robs this match of an immediate battle between the England striker and the man arguably fighting him hardest for a place in Gareth Southgate's plans in Patrick Bamford. Both are on the bubble when it comes to the Three Lions' rich strike options and likely long-shots for Euro 2020. But never say never.
Subs: Jack Stephens, Danny Ings, Moussa Djenepo, Takumi Minamino, Kayne Ramsay, Dan Nlundulu, Fraser Forster, Alex Jankewitz, Kegs Chauke.
SOUTHAMPTON (4-4-2): Alex McCarthy; Jan Bednarek, Jannik Vestergaard, Mohammed Salisu, Ryan Bertrand; Nathan Tella, James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Stuart Armstrong; Che Adams, Nathan Redmond.
Subs: Ezgjan Alioski, Kiko Casilla, Helder Costa, Pablo Hernandez, Joe Gelhardt, Charlie Cresswell, Jack Jenkins, Oliver Casey, Niall Huggins.
LEEDS UNITED (4-4-1-1): Illan Meslier; Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente, Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas; Raphinha, Pascal Struijk, Mateusz Klich, Jack Harrison; Tyler Roberts, Patrick Bamford.
There are three swaps for Saints however, including the return of Nathan Tella and Stuart Armstrong - but the big news is that Danny Ings drops to the bench to make way for Che Adams. That could be an interesting choice.
Diego Llorente is back today for United, looking to get his career with the club underway in earnest at the third time of asking after a pair of injury lay-offs. Jamie Shackleton drops out entirely, though whether through injury is another matter entirely.
One thing generally never in short supply when Leeds are up; shots. Only Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool have notched more shots per game than the West Yorkshire outfit.
Ralph Hasenhuttl's side meanwhile will have likely been delighted to take a point off Chelsea in a game where they just had 29 per cent possession last time out, but they'll be under no illusions of an easier ride today. They too could do with the win if they hope to move back up the table.
Marcelo Bielsa's side often suffered from the Achilles' heel of big-game dominance without the result to match during their Championship years, and last week's loss to Wolves served a reminder of their conversion flaws. They'll hope to turn home advantage into three points today.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2020-21 Premier League season as Leeds United look to give their top-half hopes a boost against Southampton at Elland Road.