Leeds United held to a 1-1 draw at Elland Road by Southampton

Leed’s 1-1 draw with Southampton at Elland Road earned Leeds a vital point in their Premier League survival fight.

Jack Harrison’s goal put Leeds ahead. A typical James Ward-Prowse free-kick leveled the score shortly after the break for Saints, who had threatened previously.

Liam Cooper made his first appearance in four months for Leeds.

A hamstring ailment has kept Cooper out since early December.

On 29 minutes, Leeds rightfully lead. Raphina kept the ball alive and lifted it into the area, where Fraser Forster deflected it. In the bottom right corner, Harrison tapped it.

Harrison’s goal on 22 minutes was disallowed due to offside.

However, there was a foul in the build-up as Moreno’s thunderous shot touched Forster before Harrison pushed it home.

Saints should have been level at halftime.

Only Diego Llorente’s goal-line clearing prevents Mohamed Elounoussi from converting.

Illan Meslier stopped a fantastic effort from Adams. As the visitors settled, Kyle Walker-Peters missed a good chance.

After the break, Saints equalised with a superb free-kick.

Centre-half The duo began in place of Pascal Struijk and Patrick Bamford, respectively (foot). Kalvin Phillips sat out due to a hamstring problem.

Southampton made four changes after losing to Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

Che Adams, Armando Broja, Ibrahima Diallo, Jan Bednarek

James Ward-Prowse curls it into the top corner from 25 yards.

On 59 minutes, Jesse Marsch made a substitution as Southampton threatened to seize possession.

After losing the lead, the hosts brought on Joe Gelhardt.

To get a winner, Leeds brought on Kalvin Phillips after 66 minutes.

Raphinha appeared to bring down Diallo inside the box, and Southampton appealed for a spot- A VAR examination suggested Diallo collided with Raphinha first, but the referee was not satisfied.

On 84 minutes, the two replacements should have combined for the lead. Tino Livramento scored from within the area after Stuart Armstrong crossed for him.

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