Southampton fight back from 2-0 down to earn a point against Leeds

Southampton 2-2 Leeds: Under-fire Ralph Hasenhuttl earns a reprieve as the Saints come from two down to earn a point thanks to a late Kyle Walker-Peters goal after Rodrigo’s brace

  • Southampton fight back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 in St Mary’s thriller 
  • Brazilian star Rodrigo scored twice to put the visitors 2-0 up in the second half
  • Joe Aribo scores first goal for Southampton since summer move from Rangers
  • Kyle Walker-Peters draws teams level with nine minutes to go to save a point  
  • Striker Patrick Bamford forced off after half and hour with fresh injury blow 

Southampton came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at St Mary’s thanks to a late equaliser from Kyle Walker-Peters.  

The visitors recovered from an early injury to Patrick Bamford to score two second half goals and look as they were about to condemn the Saints to back-to-back defeats in their two opening games of the season. 

However, the home side got back in it through Joe Aribo’s first goal for the club since joining from Rangers.

Then, nine minutes from time Walker-Peters completed the comeback to see a share of the spoils for both sides.  

Full report to follow… 

Kyle Walker-Peters celebrates getting Southampton’s equaliser in their 2-2 draw with Leeds 

Rodrigo scores the opening goal in Leeds 2-2 draw with Southampton at St Marys on Saturday

Rodrigo added a brace to the goal he scored on opening day to make in 3 goals in 2 games 

Patrick Bamford was forced off after half an hour with a new injury blow for the Leeds striker 


Southampton (5-3-2): Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Bella Kotchap, Bednarek (Mara 70), Salisu, Djenepo (Stephens 90+1), Ward-Prowse, Lavia, S Armstrong (Aribo 61), Adams, Elyououssi (A Armstrong 61) 

Subs: McCarthy, Lyanco, Romeu, Diallo, Valery 

Scorers: Aribo 72, Walker-Peters 81 

Bookings: Salisu 

Manager: Ralph Hasenhuttl 

Leeds (4-2-3-1): Meslier, Kristensen, Koch, Llorente, Stuijk, Roca, Adams, Aaronson, Rodrigo, Harrison (Klich 84), Bamford (James, 28, Sinisterra, 84) 

Subs not used: Forshaw, Summerville, Klaesson, Hjelde, Drameh, Greenwood, Kiich 

Scorers: Rodrigo 46, 60

Bookings: Kristensen, Harrison 

Manager: Jesse Marsch 

Referee: Tony Harrington 


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