Southampton 2-2 Leeds: The Saints comeback denies The Whites

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On Saturday, Soton and Leeds were held to a 2-2 draw at St. Mary’s Stadium. Soton were looking to get back their winning ways, following a previous defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. Leeds were looking to extend their winning run after a 2-1 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers. As the table looks today, Soton and Leeds currently occupy 15th and 4th spots in the league, with 1 point and 4 points respectively after 2 matches.

The Whites started the match well, with a goal from Rodrigo Moreno just before halftime. The score at half time was 1-0.

Leeds took the lead in the second half, when Rodrigo Moreno found the net again, 60 minutes in. However, The Saints weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Joe Aribo at the 72 minute mark. Soton then netted again and found an equaliser thanks to a goal from Kyle Walker-Peters in the 81st minute with a final score of 2-2.

Substitutions for Soton included Adam Armstrong, Joe Aribo, Sekou Mara and Jack Stephens for Mohamed Elyounoussi, Stuart Armstrong, Jan Bednarek and Moussa Djenepo, repectively. Leeds brought on Daniel James, Mateusz Klich, Luis Sinisterra and Adam Forshaw, to replace Patrick Bamford, Jack Harrison, Daniel James and Marc Roca.

There were bookings for Mohammed Salisu from Soton, and Jack Harrison, Rasmus Kristensen and Brendan Aaronson, for Leeds.

Soton will next play Leicester City away, with Leeds facing Chelsea at home.

Technical card:
Southampton:Gavin Bazunu, Kyle Walker-Peters, Mohammed Salisu, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Jan Bednarek (Sekou Mara, min.70), Moussa Djenepo (Jack Stephens, min.90), Stuart Armstrong (Joe Aribo, min.62), James Ward Prowse, Romeo Lavia, Mohamed Elyounoussi (Adam Armstrong, min.62) and Che Adams
Leeds United:Illan Meslier, Rasmus Kristensen, Diego Llorente, Robin Koch, Pascal Struijk, Brendan Aaronson, Tyler Adams, Marc Roca (Adam Forshaw, min.88), Rodrigo Moreno, Jack Harrison (Mateusz Klich, min.84) and Patrick Bamford (Daniel James, min.28)
Stadium:St. Mary’s Stadium
Goals:Rodrigo Moreno (0-1, min. 46), Rodrigo Moreno (0-2, min. 60), Joe Aribo (1-2, min. 72) and Kyle Walker-Peters (2-2, min. 81)