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Leeds United 3 v 0 Southampton
Barclays Premier League
Tuesday, 23rd February 2021 Kick-off 18:00

Voting was locked for this match at midnight on Wednesday 24th February but you may still add your mini match reports. Note that members and non-members alike were able to vote.

Illan Meslier7.0
Diego Llorente6.2
Liam Cooper6.2
Pascal Struijk6.3
Stuart Dallas6.8
Tyler Roberts6.4
Mateusz Klich6.1
Luke Ayling6.1
Jack Harrison5.9
Patrick Bamford7.4
Raphinha8.5
Ezgjan Alioski5.6
Helder Costa6.4
Pablo Hernandez5.8
4.6Alex McCarthy
4.0Jan Bednarek
5.3Jannik Vestergaard
5.5Mohamed Salisu
4.6Ryan Bertrand
5.6Stuart Armstrong
5.4James Ward-Prowse
7.1Oriol Romeu
6.4Nathan Tella
4.8Che Adams
3.6Nathan Redmond
3.9Danny Ings
4.1Moussa Djenepo
3.8Takumi Minamino

Referee4.2 
Match Rating4.4 


Your Leeds United v Southampton Match Reports

ElijahK added 20:10 - Feb 23

You know what, this is ridiculous! 1 win in 13 games and 1 point in our last 8 games just takes the piss! Yeah you know it doesn’t help with having shit officials and VAR always giving the incorrect decisions when for us but always gives the correct ones against us (the pen today!) as yeah we’d of certainly gotten more points, and yeah we needed more players and such with our injury crisis which is down to a shit owner and bad luck whether I for shit pitches or injuries! But in the end 1 POINT! Out of 8 games or just 1 win in 13 games just takes the piss! I mean if it wasn’t for our amazing start we’d be in Fulhams position and the only real difference between either of our seasons currently is that we’re still in the FA cup.

I mean he’s set some good records, yeah, but he’s also set loads of shit ones too! Like us loosing 9-0 AGAIN! Along with being the first manager to loose 6 in a row with us! We just never seen to have a plan B and after this season we’re almost certain to loose the likes of Ings and even now maybe the likes of Prowse, Peters and Vestergaard! I mean I’ve really likes him as a manager for both his personality and tactics and has certainly been our best since Koeman, but at the same time it’s not just entertainment and personality that decides a result of a football game...

For me it’s pretty simple, if we don’t get 4 points out of our next 3 games (Everton, Sheffield United and Man City, all of which are away) then we do need to look at alternatives! I mean unless we beat Everton on Monday, if we loose to Sheffield United then Ralph just has to go! As in the end this is now just ridiculous and has to change! So unless we can beat Sheffield United and really a draw against Everton too then we need to start taking things seriously!
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Boris1977 added 20:13 - Feb 23

Our GD is -17 over the past month. I'm not sure when the corner will be turned but things are not looked good right now. Ok we're not getting the rub of the green but I'm running out of hope positivity.
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Boris1977 added 20:17 - Feb 23

Our GD is -17 over the past month. I'm not sure when the corner will be turned but things are not looked good right now. Ok we're not getting the rub of the green but I'm running out of hope positivity.
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I_would added 20:19 - Feb 23

Biggest load of s***e I've had to put up with all season.
Ralph rates Redmond and plays him regularly. Redmond does NOTHING except face his own goal looking for a back pass.
Ralph rates McCarthy. McCarthy lets in 24 goals in 8 games ,three per match.
Ralph appoints Prowse as Captain. Prowse couldn't rally an Escort Turbo.
Ralph employs the same tactics when everyone, all pundits etc bar none, call for us to tighten up at the back before we can expect any results.
RALPH IGNORES EVERYONE AND GIVES US LLLLLLLDL.

RALPH OBVIOUSLY KNOWS BEST.
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codge added 20:23 - Feb 23

Three things l found out about this game first Bednarek is definitely not a right back, secondly Redmond is no striker and thirdly Ings will be gone for sure
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Boris1977 added 20:26 - Feb 23

Our GD is -17 over the past month. I'm not sure when the corner will be turned but things are not looked good right now. Ok we're not getting the rub of the green but I'm running out of hope positivity.
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Sadoldgit added 20:32 - Feb 23

Played well enough in the first half but no goals to show for it. Undone tactically in the second half where Bednarek was cruelly exposed and we really need to stop playing him as a right back. We’ve lost the plot in the last third and are too easily cut apart on the counter. KWP has been a massive lose as have the other injuries to key players during our poor run. The big rebuilding job in the summer has to be strength in depth. If the likes of Ramsey, Vokins and Valery are not good enough they need to be shipped out. Valery is on the bench again for Birmingham tonight. Salisu will be a quality player and Tella probably deserved to spend more time on the pitch. Ralph needs to find a better way of dealing with the lose of KWP.
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SaintPaulVW added 20:34 - Feb 23

First half was good end to end stuff barring the by now annoying referee decisions.

Second half a horror show. Leeds showed us how to mount attacks. Fast movement forward balls played to feet in space with clinical shots to finish.

Our defenders seemed unsure which roles they were in leaving players unmarked. Our midfield was bypassed. Our attackers just stood together playing that bizarre training ground tippy tappy that we seem to play on the edge of the box, usually with our backs to goal, before someone blasts it wide.

Adams still looks lost. Poor first touch and just snatches at everything. Ings and Minamino made the side worse in the second half. Redmond was just ineffective. Tella looked good but should have scored.

And to cap it all, after making arguably one of the best tackles that I will see this season in the first half, Romeu got injured.

Bad night at the office and unfortunately, two steps back.

COYR!
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dirk_doone added 20:36 - Feb 23

Our last 2 winning teams:

The team that beat Wolves 2-0 in the FA Cup:

44Forster
2Walker-Peters
35Bednarek
22Salisu
3Bertrand
17Armstrong
8Ward-Prowse
6Romeu
12Djenepo
11Redmond
9Ings

The team that beat Arsenal 1-0 in the FA Cup

44Forster
2Walker-Peters
35Bednarek
5Stephens
3Bertrand
17Armstrong
8Ward-Prowse
27Diallo
32Walcott
9Ings
10Adams

Those first 2 names in the lineups are what we were missing today. Let's hope Walker-Peters recovers quickly but there is absolutely no excuse for picking McCarthy ahead of Fraser Clean Sheet Forster. He hasn't let a single goal in this season. What more can he do?
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DanHarper added 20:47 - Feb 23

It's one huge shit sandwich and we are all going to have to take a bite...
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DPeps added 20:55 - Feb 23

Ralph's problem is he is so streaky. In the good times he's great, but in the bad times he has no answer. Top managers find an answer...
Our performances in the second half of games is consistently awful, and tbf this was an issue before Ralph.

I agree with comments above. We miss KWP and Walcott, but these players missing shouldn't be such a big issue! Leeds had more injury problems tonight
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smartjoe added 21:06 - Feb 23

A decent goalkeeper would have saved at least two of those goals tonight.
What is Redmond doing in that team? His end product is zero.....apart from one thro' pass last week. He deserves to be rested for the rest of the season.
Surely Forster must play in the next game. I'm having serious about our manager now....he seems to have lost the plot.
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sandywelsh added 21:18 - Feb 23

Should have bought in a right back in January if Ramsay is not good enough to play. Tonight Bednarek was given the run around at right back and he plays a lot better in the middle of defence. Our defence was opened up time and again by Leeds and none of them had a good game. McCarthy needs dropping to as he should have done better with the goals. Looks like Romeu is another injured player to add to the list. Ralphs substitutions of Ings and Minamino did very little to change the game. Things are starting to look bleak and I cant see where the next points are coming from.
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sidsaint added 22:03 - Feb 23

First half ok, goodish open game on a terrible surface, a couple of unlucky decisions but they were proved to be correct - just: Second half it could have been a lot worse most of the team were running around like headless chickens once the first goal went in. Caution thrown to the wind, the game was only going one way and in the end it could have been 5 or 6. What was the strategy? if we carry on like this, there will be a mass exodus including, of course, Ings. The positives were the professionalism of Romeu,( now injured) and the promise of Tella in the first half . Whatever tactics that were discussed were reckless and no example for the younger players. After the great end of last season and the start of this, this calendar year is so very disappointing, FA Cup not withstanding.. We must question Ralph from the mistakes in the transfer window to his game planning as soon as things start to go wrong : we are lacking leadership. The Brighton, WBA, Fulham and even Sheffield games could now be 6 pointers.
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SanMarco added 22:27 - Feb 23

The pitch was a disgrace. In cricket you lose points for an unfit pitch. Romeu's injury was entirely down to it. Not acceptable - but nothing will be done.

Other than that we didn't score when we were on top and then didn't look like scoring when they were ahead. The inadequate cover at right-back is a gift that keeps giving to the opposition. Leeds weren't anything special tonight but they beat us easily in the end. Dropping the only two players likely to score during our inevitable early dominance was an interesting one. It has to be said that the NIL was more important than anything else today - our lack of goals is beginning to kill us.

Finally - the ref whistle thing was a storm in a teacup - of course it wasn't a goal and Adams would have probably put it 10 feet over if the GK hadn't stopped. I am not absolutely sure, however, that the penalty was actually a 'clear and obvious error'? If it was then the Villa and Wolves penalty fiascos were too weren't they?

And very finally - I have come round to the idea, touted by an increasing number, that McCarthy needs a rest. The first and third should probably have been saved. The only problem might be that those goals were just the sort of ones that Forster struggles with too...

And very, very finally Che needs a rest too. He seems to have disappeared as a positive force.
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janecook added 22:31 - Feb 23

This performance was absolutely disgraceful! Southampton fans deserve better than this and need a new owner. One that has an interest in the football team and willing to put money into it. The team has been under funded for several years and this needs to change if we are to stay in the top League. After 25 games last year we had 31 points now we have only 30.
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DellBoyWally added 00:03 - Feb 24

Absolutely useless. If, and a big if, Vesta had nodded home and Tella had been more positive when through on the keeper, we would have only lost 3 - 2!
We may as well have done without forwards and we have nobody else to come in. Walcott is just another Redmond but faster at doing nothing.
Sell Ings, Redmond, Stephens, JWP, Bertie, those out on loan and maybe a couple of others and bring in reliable strikers who can score and a fullback that can play either side.
And for those saying replace Ralph, just one question: with whom? Nobody, but nobody, is gonna do any better.
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KilkennySaint added 03:45 - Feb 24

Ralph should have started with our strongest team, forget the rest of the season you got to put your best available team out in every game, especially on the bad run we are on. The first half was an even game but if we had our strongest 11 out we could have been ahead and took that confidence into the second half and who knows.
After 4 years of watching Redmond I just don’t see what he brings to the team. Mcarthry and Forster are good back up keepers but we need to invest in a first choice keeper. When KWP comes back I think we have a good back four with Bertrand, Vest & Salisu (he looks the real deal). I like Adams but how long do we have to wait for him to come good, we need to bring in another striker( maybe 2 if Ings leaves). I can’t understand why we are so bad at the moment, it must be mentality, I do believe we are a decent team and a 10-12 finish is still realistic.
Just to finish on VAR, it got it right tonight on the penalty which it should but why does it get it wrong against for us so many times in the past, the inconsistency is frustrating, if that tackle was made against a top 6 team would it be overturned, I would like to think yes but it would depend of who the referee is.
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Peterx added 06:38 - Feb 24

Pitch was a shocker, Leeds should be fined.

Loaning Valery out was brain dead as Bednarek at RB worked against Chelski but not in this one, we need Bednarek in the middle. Salisu is good long term but needs to be introduced slowly.

FF should have been given a go 2 weeks ago already.

Long would not have given up in the 2nd half, need someone who runs their socks off to help stop the traditional 2nd half collapse. Either letting him him sign a new contract for 60K a week was brain dead or loaning him out was brain dead - choose one.

Things started going South when Ings and Bertrand did not sign new contracts, should have sold them in January and got people in who want to play for us long term. Letting Target go instead of Bertie was brain dead.

Matty Cash handball still upsets me the most and that was weeks ago.

Do we have recall clause in Lemina's loan?
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Flamingbankers added 07:36 - Feb 24

Held our own again for one half but collapsed with a whimper in the second. Bielsa and Leeds found the formula and had the skill and talent to break down Saints. In retrospect Saints probably should have kept most, if not all, of the Chelsea line-up possibly with Forster in goal. Trying to press in the second half was a disaster.
I feel that Ralph's now at the same impasse that Puel, Pellegrine and Hughes were at when they just didn't know how to organise the players that Saints have in the squad. From now on Saints need fighters to win a game by hook or by crook. When 2 of our next 3 games are Man City and Everton - time's running out quickly.
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allsaint54 added 10:31 - Feb 24

Really fear for the rest of the season, can't see where the next win is coming from. Great admirer of Ralph but I'd love to hear his half time talks as we're a different side in most 2nd halfs this season. No excuse for last night just plain poor. Redmond, wtf is he doing on the pitch, please lock him in the dressing room, my swear box overflows every time he plays. His attitude at being subbed was appalling, what did he expect. Only bright light was Tella who deserves a longer run in the team. Now it looks like Romeu will be out for a while. Up front there is no spark, both Ings & Adams need a break. So we can't score & averaging 3 goals/game against. Relegation form. Must stop as I'm getting took depressed.
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allsaint54 added 11:29 - Feb 24

Really fear for the rest of the season, can't see where the next win is coming from. Great admirer of Ralph but I'd love to hear his half time talks as we're a different side in most 2nd halfs this season. No excuse for last night just plain poor. Redmond, wtf is he doing on the pitch, please lock him in the dressing room, my swear box overflows every time he plays. His attitude at being subbed was appalling, what did he expect. Only bright light was Tella who deserves a longer run in the team. Now it looks like Romeu will be out for a while. Up front there is no spark, both Ings & Adams need a break. So we can't score & averaging 3 goals/game against. Relegation form. Must stop as I'm getting took depressed.
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KriSaint added 02:01 - Feb 25

After having totally dominated Leeds in the first half in which we were denied a soft penalty decision by VAR, who, however, recently have had such a bad spell since VAR introduction, that we could have had some VAR luck - for once. Kind of fair, had it happened. But no. First half 0-0. And for some reason we then didn't show up for the second half??? - and conceded 3 times and lost 3-0.
Also - in half 1 - the ref. denied us taking a clever semi-fast free kick which saw Adams through on goal and SCORING.
F*ck.....

I think the only thing I want to add is: on to the next game, and I pray that Romeus injury is not serious.
And a clap on the shoulder to every one. I suffer with you. :(
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