Leeds United are back to winning ways in the league after they secured a convincing win over Southampton at home in their outstanding game in the Premier League. The newly promoted team had lost their last two games in the competition against Arsenal and Wolves before the Southampton game at Elland Road on Tuesday night. Leeds United had been beaten 4-2 by the Gunners away from home two games ago with Gabonese international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang getting hattrick for Arsenal. Leeds United then made it two successive league defeats with the slender 1-0 loss at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The only goal of the game came in the second half after an unfortunate own goal from Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier. The Frenchman rebounded the ball into his net unconsciously after he tipped the ferocious shot from Wolves attacker Adama Traore onto the post.
Leeds United didn’t have things their own way in their game against Southampton as they were second best for the opening minutes of the game and could have gone behind if Saints centre back Yannick Vestergaard was clinical with his free header. Leeds United grew into the game and created some decent chances especially the Raphinha chance created by Stuart Dallas. The Brazilian was put through on goal only for him to delay his shot thus allowing Saints midfielder Oriol Romeu make a very good last man challenge to keep the scoreline at goalless at the half-time interval. Leeds United went on to blow their guests away in the second half with goals from Patrick Bamford, Stuart Dallas and Raphinha. Bamford netted his 13th league goal of a very productive season two minutes into the second half before the game was taken away from Southampton in the final 12 minutes. Stuart Dallas and Raphinha scored within six minutes to send Leeds United into the top half of the Premier League ahead of Arsenal. The 3-0 win ensured that Leeds United move above the Gunners into 10th place, while the Gunners drop into 11th place.