An outstanding free kick from Brazilian winger Raphinha capped a 3-0 win for Leeds United over Southampton at Elland Highway on Tuesday, condemning the struggling Saints to their seventh defeat in eight Premier League video games.
The tone was set for Southampton within the first half when referee Andre Marriner overturned a call to award them a penalty, and he additionally dominated out a objective for the Saints from a quickly-taken free kick simply earlier than half-time.
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Leeds went forward by Patrick Bamford two minutes into the second half, with Stuart Dallas making it 2-0 within the 78th minute earlier than Raphinha’s beautifully-struck free kick six minutes later wrapped up the three factors.
The win dropped at an finish a two-game shedding run for Leeds and lifted them to tenth place within the desk on 35 factors, whereas Southampton stay 14th on 30 factors, eight factors above the relegation locations.
Leeds supervisor Marcelo Bielsa mentioned the sport was lots nearer than the scoreline prompt and it was determined by the tactical battle on the wings.
“We had been alternating between Raphinha, Helder Costa and Jack Harrison to see which tailored finest to what was taking place on either side. Within the second half once we scored shortly, there have been extra potentialities for Raphinha to get in behind extra,” Bielsa mentioned.