7 min: Romeu does brilliantly to claw the ball away from Luke Ayling on midway and helps Saints win posssession. Nathan Tella, on his full debut, skates previous Liam Cooper and tries to ship a shot arcing in the direction of the highest nook. He doesn’t make clear contact however promising stuff.
5 min: … Vestergaard drops a header simply broad of the Leeds purpose! Ward-Prowse whips in a harmful free-kick, it lands on the sting of the six-yard field and Vestergaard cranes his neck in entrance of Patrick Bamford to ship an effort goalwards. It drops broad. Encouraging begin for Saints.
Four min: A high-octane begin at Elland Street after a some teething issues at my finish …
Saints kick-off after each groups take a knee.
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“That unhappy piece on Gordon McQueen introduced again completely happy reminiscences of the massive man hovering horizontally over the England defence at Wembley in 1977,” emails Justin Kavanagh. “He might defend in opposition to the besty too. How the present Leeds group might use a rock like him on the again nowadays.”
Marcelo Bielsa has a phrase pre-match. “The change is made as a result of we are able to depend on Diego Llorente once more and I’m in settlement that the efficiency was good within the final sport. It’s crucial on this second and we hope he can present the qualities that introduced him right here. There aren’t any simple video games within the Premier League, all of the groups have highs and lows and I’ve the feeling that Southampton are recovering the degrees of earlier within the season. I’m not the very best certified to explain the opponent’s type, I’ll go away that to others who’re higher certified.”
Ralph Hasenhüttl speaks and explains why he has left Danny Ings on the bench. “When you may have seen how intense our final sport was, and right now now we have possibly one of the vital intense of the season, in opposition to a group who is thought for his or her huge working stats. You want recent gamers on the pitch. It doesn’t imply they won’t come on.”
Southampton, it’s honest to say, are usually not leaping up and down with glee for the time being. Their whole of 4 factors in 2021 is the bottom within the Premier League, as is their tally of six objectives scored. Their solitary victory in 12 matches arrived in opposition to the champions in January.
Some unhappy information relating to a former Leeds participant:
Group information information: there isn’t any Danny Ings or Takumi Minamino within the Saints XI, having run themselves into the bottom in opposition to Chelsea at St Mary’s 4 days in the past, however each are on the bench. The 21-year-old Nathan Tella, an thrilling ahead, makes his full Premier League debut as Ralph Hasenhüttl makes three adjustments. In the meantime Marcelo Bielsa tweaks issues with Diego Llorente returning to the beginning lineup rather than Jamie Shackleton, for less than his second begin since a summer season transfer from Sociedad.
Leeds (4-4-1-1): Meslier; Ayling, Cooper, Llorente, Dallas; Raphinha, Struijk, Klich, Harrison; Roberts; Bamford
Subs: Casilla, Alioski, Cresswell, Casey, Costa, Jenkins, Huggins, Hernandez, Gelhardt
Southampton (4-4-2): McCarthy; Bednarek, Salisu, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Tella; Adams, Redmond
Subs: Forster, Ramsay, Stephens, Chauke, Jankewitz, Minamino, Djenepo, N’Lundulu, Ings
Referee: Andre Marriner
To Elland Street, the place Marcelo Bielsa’s facet welcome Southampton in a teatime kick-off. What higher solution to begin the night? Group information is imminent. Leeds had been desperately unfortunate in defeat at Wolves final week whereas Southampton stopped the rot in opposition to Chelsea after six straight defeats.