English Premier League 2021-22


Southampton 1

  • Broja 53'


Leeds 0



    Intro & Team News



    Intro and Team News

    IBO Reporter - channonite



    Intro

    | I was one of the lucky few Season Ticket holders in the crowd of 7,291 that got to see Leeds at St.Mary's for the last match of last season on the 18th May. On that occasion Leeds won a tense, exciting match 0-2. This time I was going to follow the match from the depths of Lincolnshire, where we were for an extended family get-together. The first time a lot of us had seen each other for about two years.

    There was a lot riding on the outcome of the match and there were stories in the press about Ralph being a.) Given the next five games to save his job and/or b.) given a vote of confidence by the board. Both options were clearly rubbish, as that is just not how the club operates. You just have to ask about the motives of the people spreading these rumours.

    Whatever the machinations of those outside the club, there was no shying away for the importance of the game.



    Team News

    |For the first time in goodness knows how long, there was no sign of James Ward-Prowse on the pitch, following his sending off at Chelsea, which means that this is the first of the three games that he will miss. Into his midfield place came Diallo, who is looking increasingly comfortable and influential in the team, although Oriol Romeu was to be Captain. Romain Perraud replaced Walker-Peters at left back, Elyounoussi and Djenepo were on the flanks and the big news was Armando Broja starting at the front alongside Nathan Redmond.

    It was slightly surprising to see Armstrong dropped, but maybe it was time to try something different. We were about to see whether it worked.



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    Salisu had another excellent game in the centre of the defence


    Southampton


    • 1 McCarthy - Booked 83'
    • 21 Livramento
    • 35 Bednarek - Booked 75'
    • 22 Salisu
    • 15 Perraud
    • 24 Elyounoussi (Tella 90'+5)
    • 27 Diallo
    • 6 Romeu
    • 19 Djenepo (Armstrong 59')
    • 18 Broja (Walcott 81')
    • 11 Redmond

    Substitutes

    • 2 Walker-Peters
    • 4 Silveira Neves Vojnovic
    • 7 Long
    • 9 Armstrong
    • 17 Armstrong
    • 23 Tella
    • 32 Walcott
    • 43 Valery
    • 44 Forster

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    Leeds


    • 1 Meslier
    • 14 Llorente - Booked 70'
    • 21 Struijk - Booked 58'
    • 6 Cooper
    • 43 Klich (Gelhardt 77')
    • 15 Dallas
    • 46 Shackleton
    • 11 Roberts - Booked 47' (Summerville 81')
    • 22 Harrison
    • 19 Rodrigo (Forshaw 64')
    • 20 James

    Substitutes

    • 4 Forshaw
    • 13 Klaesson
    • 30 Gelhardt
    • 33 Hjelde
    • 35 Cresswell
    • 37 Drameh
    • 38 Summerville
    • 39 McKinstry
    • 42 Greenwood

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    Match Report
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    After a marvellous counterattack Redmond squared the ball to Broja, who gave the goalie no chance to score the games only goal


    Match Report

    IBO Reporter : channonite



    |Will appear here eventually


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    Remond watches as Broja scores

    Match Statistics

    Officials/Attendance


    • Referee: David Coote
    • Assistants: Dan Cook, Nick Hopton
    • Fourth official: John Brooks
    • VAR: Lee Mason
    • Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes

    • Attendance: 30,506


    Southampton


    • 45% Possession
    • 19 Shots
    • 5 Shots on Target
    • 1 Goal
    • 8 Corners
    • 16 Fouls


    Leeds


    • 55% Possession
    • 3 Shots
    • 0 Shots on Target
    • 0 Goals
    • 1 Corners
    • 14 Fouls

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    Probably the best game Nathan Redmond has had for Saints

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