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6:33PM

32 mins: Leeds 0 Southampton 0               

Southampton get a penalty, Nathan Tella is down in the area. He runs at Llorente and then sort of kicks the Spaniard’s leg.

6:30PM

27 mins: Leeds 0 Southampton 0              

Raphinha delivers the ball in.  Diego Llorente, given far too much space, heads it back for Liam Cooper. Cooper stabs an effort at goal but it is tipped over.

The corner does not come too much.

6:28PM

26 mins: Leeds 0 Southampton 0             

Leeds starting to find their way. Roberts is tripped by Vestergaard, who goes in the book.

6:25PM

24 mins: Leeds 0 Southampton 0            

Raphinha draws a man to him, then surges past Salisu, who dives in but doesn’t make contact, fortunately for him. Raphinha pulls it back and Roberts fires a long way over. Poor shot from a good position.

6:24PM

23 mins: Leeds 0 Southampton 0           

Harrison is out on the left now, and gets a cross in. Vestergaard is the man who tidies up.

6:23PM

22 mins: Leeds 0 Southampton 0          

Raphinha not on his game. Giving it away. 

Bamford is sent through but is muscled out by Vestergaard

6:20PM

20 mins: Leeds 0 Southampton 0         

Bamford tries a run at the defence but Southampton have loads back and he runs into traffic.

6:19PM

17 mins: Leeds 0 Southampton 0        

Phillips is a massive miss for Leeds, I would say. They are getting bossed in midfield and Saints are pressing really high up the pitch, putting Leeds under a lot of pressure.

6:17PM

13 mins: Leeds 0 Southampton 0       

Geoff Shreeves is pitchside: “it looks rough down there. A lot of players are going down and they are picking up big clumps of turf as they get up.” Soft, heavy in places. One for the stayers.

6:14PM

12 mins: Leeds 0 Southampton 0      

Leeds have a freekick but Bamford is caught offside.

6:13PM

10 mins: Leeds 0 Southampton 0     

Saints have had the best of the first ten, an aggressive pressing approach, full of energy, and reminiscent you might say of Leeds. The hosts haven’t done much yet.

6:09PM

8 mins: Leeds 0 Southampton 0    

Saints pressure Leeds high up the pitch. Romeu pinches it and Tella drives forward, the defence is very poor, he’s allowed to just charge at the goal and shoot. Straight at the keeper.

6:05PM

5 mins: Leeds 0 Southampton 0   

Ward-Prowse delivers a handy freekick in and Vestergaard  gets there for the header! Oooh, might feel he could have directed that better.

6:04PM

4 mins: Leeds 0 Southampton 0  

Vestergaard pressurised by Raphinha. Saints look a bit unsure on the surface, maybe?

Leeds: Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Llorente, Dallas, Raphinha, Struijk, Klich, Harrison, Roberts, Bamford. Subs: Alioski, Casilla, Helder Costa, Hernandez, Gelhardt, Cresswell, Jenkins, Casey, Huggins.

Southampton: McCarthy, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Salisu, Bertrand, Tella, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Armstrong, Adams, Redmond. Subs: Stephens, Ings, Djenepo, Minamino, Ramsay, N’Lundulu, Forster, Jankewitz, Chauke.

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

6:03PM

3 mins: Leeds 0 Southampton 0 

Nice bit of play from Leeds as Ayling drives forward and finds Roberts. Roberts now again, Bamford comes deep and tries to play it into Roberts, but overhits the pass.

6:00PM

1 mins: Leeds 0 Southampton 0

This match would have been played five weeks ago but it’s underway now. Saints, in their splendid red shirts with the white slash, kick off.

Dallas slips on this treacherous surface – last game I blogged from Elland Road they were all sliding around like Mark Lawrenson’s proverbial dog on lino.

5:58PM

Nathan Tella 

for Saints makes his first PL start.

5:58PM

Right then

Leeds with their back four, and then Llorente coming into that DMC role where Phillips usually plays. 

5:57PM

This is really sweet

Bamford has got an iPad as he walks up the players tunnel and it’s linked up to kids from the local primary school; they are the ‘virtual mascots’ for the evening. And apparently he has donated money to the school for online learning. 

Bamford, near the back, showing kids the stadium via iPad

Bamford, near the back, showing kids the stadium via iPad

Credit:
Pool via REUTERS 

5:46PM

Bielsa speaks

Diego Llorente back: “it is necessary in this moment. And we hope he can show the qualities that brought him here.” 

Ha! And now one of the great cliches: there is no easy game in the Premier League. Sounded much cooler in Spanish.

5:37PM

Southampton

go for two up front. Neither of them is the excellent Danny Ings; he is on the bench. “Our last game was so intense, and one of the most intense games of the season today against a team that runs” he says and explains that some guys needed rested.

5:22PM

Patrick Bamford

is having a great season and I was really struck by what a good lad he seemed when interviewed by Sky Sports the other day.

Monday Night Football’s engaging and insightful post-match interviews are becoming must-watch TV

5:22PM

Patrick Bamford

is having a great season and I was really struck by what a good lad he seemed when interviewed by Sky Sports the other day.

Monday Night Football’s engaging and insightful post-match interviews are becoming must-watch TV

5:06PM

Team news

Leeds: Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Llorente, Dallas, Raphinha, Struijk, Klich, Harrison, Roberts, Bamford. Subs: Alioski, Casilla, Helder Costa, Hernandez, Gelhardt, Cresswell, Jenkins, Casey, Huggins.

Southampton: McCarthy, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Salisu, Bertrand, Tella, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Armstrong, Adams, Redmond. Subs: Stephens, Ings, Djenepo, Minamino, Ramsay, N’Lundulu, Forster, Jankewitz, Chauke.

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

3:36PM

Leeds! Saints! Blog!

Good evening and welcome to our live blog of Leeds vs Southampton, the Rod Wallace Derby, El Roddio. The kick-off is at 6pm tonight, which should give you time also to dip into our live blog of Chelsea’s potentially exciting match with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League later. We may or may not blog Lazio vs Bayern Munich as well, but for the moment this mild early Tuesday evening, our focus is Leeds United vs Southampton in the Premier League.

Leeds have been one of the most exciting sides in the League this season, there’s hardly been a dull moment with them around, and results have been mixed, to say the least. They come into this fixture having lost their last two, away at Arsenal and then Wolves last time out. With just two draws this season, they have won ten and lost 12. They have yet to win three in a row or lose three in a row so, on the form alone, you’d be marking this down as a home win.

Here’s how Leeds got on in their last match, against Wolves. But much of their success this season has been due to the performances of Raphinha, who looks to me to be absolute quality and surely one of the best two or three players outside the top six. Sam Dean runs the rule over him, here. I suppose the two other players who have been at the heart of the Elland Road side’s story this season have been Kalvin Phillips, who will unfortunately be missing tonight with an injury, and Patrick Bamford. JJ Bull poses here the question:  Is Patrick Bamford really good, or do Leeds make him look lethal?

A better finisher might score more from close range but could easily deny Leeds the workrate and tactical acumen Bamford provides, and in a Bielsa team that is what matters most. The manager has a player who can perform the role required of the system while the player is benefitting from high value chances being created for him as a result of fitting the system.

Bamford and Leeds are both searching for consistency: Southampton, sorry to say, have been achieving the wrong sort of it: they had lost six straight before getting a point against Chelsea at the weekend. But here’s Jeremy Wilson on Why Ralph Hasenhuttl has one of the safest jobs in the Premier League – even after a record losing run

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