Patrick Bamford joined the gold rush as he scored his thirteenth aim of the season to assist Leeds United end a streak of back-to-back defeats to increase Southampton’s win-free run.
Previous to the opening, Leeds had been a bit behind, with Jan Vestergaard of Southampton and Nathan Tella ruling out the primary possibilities for the Saints, who have been additionally aggravated by two refereeing choices.
Tella fell into the field however was simply dominated out with VAR exhibiting kicking defender Diego Llorente and never the opposite method round.
Ralph Hassenhuttl was livid when VAR overturned the referee’s penalty determination – which got here after a dismissal when Bamford scored early within the second half.
The second of his run was set when he hit the offside flag and grabbed the ball by means of Tyler Roberts earlier than firing a low shot into the far nook.
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A clear Stuart Dallas end from the sting of the field and Raphinha’s excellent free kick sealed the factors.
The house facet may have added nearly factors within the 5 minutes after the opening, however Roberts fired inches extensive earlier than Bamford noticed a well-saved shot from Alex McCarthy.
The Saints keeper additionally saved brilliantly along with his foot to forestall Llorente from scoring his first Leeds aim from shut vary.
Danny Ings began on the bench for the Saints and was launched with half an hour to play to little impact.
To frustrate the salt within the customer’s accidents, Oriol Romeu, who had beforehand prevented Raphinha from capturing after escaping with an excellent slippery deal with, added to the damage issues on his limping facet.
Hassenhuttl managed to place a activate Southampton’s damage however the loss in opposition to Leeds may have knocked him out as they slipped additional into the EPL desk.
Southampton are 5 factors clear and eight factors away from Fulham, whose kind has been regained because the Saints sway.
The win brings Leeds as much as tenth within the desk with 35 factors from their 25 video games.