SOU vs LEE
Video: Access all areas against Leeds
A behind the scenes look at Southampton's first Premier League match at St Mary's for the 2022/23 season.
Audio description highlights: Saints 2-2 Leeds
Highlights from the Premier League match at St Mary's, with audio description.
Extended Highlights: Saints 2-2 Leeds
How Saints earned their first point of 2022/23.
Video: Hasenhüttl praises Saints' spirit
Manager reflects on pulsating draw with Leeds.
Hasenhüttl: Everybody played their part
Boss praises squad effort after stirring second-half fightback.
Gallery: Saints 2-2 Leeds
The match gallery from a dramatic afternoon in SO14.
Walker-Peters hails new player impact
Kyle Walker-Peters on the comeback point against Leeds
Rousing comeback secures a point on St Mary's return
Substitutions have desired impact as Saints rally from 2-0 down against Leeds.
Saints launch audio programmes
Blind and partially-sighted fans can now access men's and women's programme content.
Hasenhüttl: Fans can help us massively
Boss ready for familiar test against high-pressing Leeds on St Mary's return.
Tactical Watch: Press-resistant Lavia becomes key man
Sam Tighe explains why the 18-year-old could be Saints' most important player against Leeds.
SAINTS: First Premier League edition on sale now
Get your hands on the matchday programme for Saints' home league opener.
Matchday Information: Saints vs Leeds
Essential information for tomorrow's Premier League clash at St Mary’s.
Classic Match: Saints dominate Leeds at The Dell
It was a convincing win against tomorrow's opponents in 1999.
Match Pack: Saints vs Leeds
Get up to speed ahead of Saints' clash with Leeds.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl on St Mary's return
The manager previews Saturday's clash with Leeds.
Video: No place like home for Perraud
Frenchman on returning to fitness and Saints' St Mary's homecoming.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl ahead of Leeds test
The manager previews Saints' Premier League return to St Mary's.
Lyanco only fresh injury concern
The latest fitness update ahead of Leeds clash.
Match Rewind: Saints off the mark with first league win
Armando Broja's first Premier League goal clinched Saints' maiden league victory of 2021/22 against Leeds.
Saints reveal matchday changes for 2022/23
Everything you need to know ahead of your return to St Mary's.
SOU vs LEE As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints come from two goals down to level it up
- Joe Aribo and Kyle Walker-Peters on target for Saints
- Rodrigo nets a brace for the visitors
- Deadlock at the break
FULL TIME: Saints 2-2 Leeds
Catch your breath, Saints fans! After a slow first half the game burst to life after the break. Rodrigo fired the visitors into a two-goal lead by the hour-mark, but the hosts weren't to be beaten. Joe Aribo, introduced from the bench, reduced the arrears with 20 minutes remaining, with Kyle Walker-Peters earning Ralph Hasenhüttl's side a share of the spoils, moving Saints off the mark in 2022/23.16.58
Rodrigo tests Bazunu
Chasing a hat-trick Rodrigo fires goalward from an acute angle, but Bazunu parries the strike away.
Southampton substitution: Jack Stephens replaces Moussa Djenepo
A late switch for the hosts.
SIX minutes of additional time
Come on, Saints!
Mara almost wins it! 😱
The Frenchman works a yard of space on the edge of the box and unleashes a thunderbolt that Meslier just about parries away.
Leeds United substitution: Adam Forshaw replaces Marc Roca
A fourth substitution for Leeds.
Leeds United substitution: Luis Sinisterra replaces Daniel James
A further switch for Leeds.
Leeds United substitution: Mateusz Klich replaces Jack Harrison
A change for the visitors.
We're back on level terms! Mara collects the ball 20 yards from goal and threads through a stunning pass for Walker-Peters who, having taken a touch, blasts beyond Meslier into the far corner! COME ON!
Kyle Walker-Peters (80’) | 2 – 2
Yellow Card for Mohammed Salisu (Southampton)
The defender goes into the book for a foul on Dan James.
Piling on the pressure
Saints have been transformed by the goal, with Leeds now unable to get out of their own half.
Joe Aribo celebrates netting on his home debut.
ONE BACK 👊
Get in! Adam Armstrong breaks clear down the left and fires a ball across the box to Aribo, who dances his way around Meslier and blasts into the back of the net. GAME ON!
Joe Aribo (71’) | 1 – 2
A change in shape for Saints
In a bid to get back into proceedings, Ralph Hasenhüttl switches to 4-2-2-2. Mara and Adams up front are supported by Adam Armstrong and Joe Aribo.
Southampton substitution: Sékou Mara replaces Jan Bednarek
It's a debut for Sékou Mara, who replaces Jan Bednarek.
A half-chance for Aribo
Djenepo's cross from the left arrives at the feet of Aribo in the box, but his shot from six yards is blocked by Llorente and hacked clear.
Southampton substitution: Adam Armstrong replaces Mohamed Elyounoussi
A double change for Saints.
Southampton substitution: Joe Aribo replaces Stuart Armstrong
Rodrigo adds a second
Leeds double their lead from a corner. Aaronson's delivery is headed goalwards by Struijk, with Rodrigo adding the finishing touch virtually on the line.
Rodrigo Moreno (60’) | 0 – 2
Rodrigo goes close again
The same combination almost pays off for Leeds. Harrison's corner finds Rodrigo at the near post, but his flicked header lands on the roof of the net.
A stoppage while Adams receives treatment
Tyler Adams requires treatment after being caught by Djenepo, forcing a stoppage in play.
Rodrigo breaks the deadlock
Leeds take the lead, as Harrison's cross from the left is expertly flicked past Bazunu by Rodrigo at the near post.
Rodrigo Moreno (46’) | 0 – 1
We're back under way for the second half.
HALF TIME: Saints 0-0 Leeds
It's goalless at the halfway stage, with the scoreline reflecting an opening 45 minutes restricted in terms of chances. Gavin Bazunu made a fine save to deny Dan James while at the other end Armel Bella-Kotchap flashed a long-range effort just wide, but that's as good as it's got in the first half.
Yellow Card for Rasmus Kristensen (Leeds United)
A second yellow for the visitors, as the full-back cynically fouls Moussa Djenepo.
Yellow Card for Jack Harrison (Leeds United)
A booking for the Leeds attacker, who catches Bella-Kotchap late in a challenge.
Kristensen misses a sitter!
Rodrigo flicks on a cross that falls perfectly for Kristensen at the back post, less than six yards out, but somehow his header falls into the hands of Bazunu and not the back of the net!
What a save, Bazunu! 👏
Dan James races into the box and pulls the trigger from the left-hand side of the box, but Bazunu gets a strong left-hand to the effort and pushes it around the post for a corner.
ABK goes close!
What a debut moment this would have been! Bella-Kotchap's long-range strike flashed just wide of the top corner.
Leeds United substitution: Daniel James replaces Patrick Bamford
A forced change the visitors, as Bamford picks up an injury.
Almost a stunner from Armel! 😱
What a debut goal that almost was! Bella-Kotchap wins the ball on the halfway line and takes off into the Leeds half. With options limited, the defender goes for goal from 25-yards and his rasping strike isn't too far wide!
Back under way!
And we're off again. It's still a cagey affair, this one.
Play stops for a drinks break 💦
Play comes to a halt to allow for both sets of players to rehydrate. It's a scorcher at St Mary's!
A tight call 🤔
It's the talking point of the half so far. Llorente's last-man challenge on Armstrong that was cleared by VAR.
Bamford flicks wide
Rodrigo gets to the byline and fires a low ball into Bamford at the near post, but the striker's first-time flick is off target.
Llorente escapes punishment
A nervy moment for the Leeds defender, but a VAR check clears the Spaniard of committing a foul and play resumes.
Armstrong brought down as he threatens to race clear!
Elyounoussi plays a perfect through ball that sets Armstrong and Llorente into a foot race, with the Saints man brought down by Llorente's challenge. We'll have a VAR check to see whether the ball was won...
Bednarek hacks clear
Rodrigo feeds the ball into the feet of Bamford in the six-yard box, but Bednarek gets back to make a vital block and then clear the danger.
Bamford fires at goal
The Leeds striker tries his luck from the edge of the box, but having fouled Armel Bella-Kotchap in the build up, it wouldn't have counted.
A scrappy start
Both sides are still searching for some rhythm here at St Mary's, with the opening 10 minutes producing little in an attacking sense.
The Saints 😇
An early Ward-Prowse set-piece
A free-kick midway inside the Leeds half gives the Saints skipper a chance to swing in a cross unopposed, but it sails into the hands of Illan Meslier.
Here we GO! 👊
We're up and running at St Mary's for the first time in 2022/23. COYR!
🎶 Oh when the Saints... 🎶
Our anthem echoes around St Mary's - it's good to be back!14.56
Warm ups under way 🔋
We're counting down to kick off at St Mary's!14.44
Leeds line-up confirmed:
Starting XI: Meslier; Kristensen, Koch, Llorente, Struijk; Adams, Roca, Rodrigo; Harrison, Aaronson, Bamford.
Subs: Klaessen, Forshaw, Summerville, James, Sinisterra, Hjelde, Drameh, Greenwood, Klich.
😇 SAINTS TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Bella-Kotchap, Bednarek, Salisu, Djenepo, Lavia, Ward-Prowse (C), Elyounoussi, S.Armstrong, Adams.
SUBS: McCarthy, Valery, Stephens, Lyanco, Diallo, Romeu, Aribo, Mara, A.Armstrong.
Team news is approaching...
What are you changing from our last outing?13.47
Catch up with Romain 🇫🇷
We spoke with Romain Perraud this week after a year on the south coast.12.39
🎙 Take your seat for the press conference...
Listen to the thoughts of the boss ahead of this afternoon's return to St Mary's.09.41
We expect a very intense game with high temperatures in the ground, so we have to be prepared for a tough one. I think we are."ralph HasenhüttlSouthampton FC Manager
BACK in SO14 😍
Premier League football is back at St Mary's as Southampton host Leeds United at 3pm (BST). Ralph Hasenhüttl will be hoping home advantage sees them pick up their first points of the new season, whilst Jesse Marsch's side are seeking more of the same after opening day victory against Wolves.09.39
SOU vs LEE Line Ups
Gavin Bazunu (GK)
Jan BednarekSékou Mara (70′)
Moussa DjenepoJack Stephens (91′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Stuart ArmstrongJoe Aribo (62′)
Mohamed ElyounoussiAdam Armstrong (61′)
Illan Meslier (GK)
Marc RocaAdam Forshaw (88′)
Jack HarrisonMateusz Klich (84′)
Patrick Bamford (C)Daniel James (28′) Luis Sinisterra (84′)
SOU vs LEE Match Stats
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