Leeds moved into the top half of the Premier League desk as Patrick Bamford, Stuart Dallas and Raphinha all struck within the second half to earn a 3-0 win over Southampton on Tuesday.
After topping the desk earlier within the season Saints will not be but secure as they’ve taken only one level from their final eight league video games.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl took the daring choice to depart top scorer Danny Ings and on-loan Liverpool midfielder Takumi Minamino on the bench with the Austrian cautious of additional accidents affecting his depleted squad.
The guests may nonetheless have gone in entrance earlier than half-time as Nathan Tella noticed a penalty overturned after a VAR evaluation, whereas Che Adams had a purpose dominated out.
With each side throwing males ahead at each alternative, targets appeared sure to return and Bamford continued his wonderful season with a peaceful end from Tyler Roberts’ move two minutes into the second interval for his thirteenth purpose of the season.
Leeds then missed quite a few possibilities to construct on their lead with Alex McCarthy twice denying Bamford a second.
In earlier seasons, Marcelo Bielsa’s males have run out of steam within the second half of the marketing campaign.
But there will not be any indicators of fatigue displaying but as a sometimes energetic counter-attack killed the sport off 12 minutes from time.
Raphinha’s run distracted the Southampton defence to create the house for Dallas to fireside dwelling Helder Costa’s move from the sting of the world.
When Costa was then taken down on one other harmful break six minutes later, Raphinha dispatched the ensuing free-kick low into McCarthy’s right-hand put up to spherical off an excellent particular person show with a purpose.
Victory takes Leeds above Arsenal within the desk and to inside 5 factors of sixth-placed Liverpool as they push for a European place of their first season again within the top-flight for 16 years.
Southampton stay in 14th however Fulham’s upturn in type of late means they now take pleasure in simply an eight-point cushion over the relegation zone.
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