🦁 Bamford scores again as Leeds move into the top half

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Joel Sanderson-Murray

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Leeds United moved above Arsenal into the top half of the Premier League after comfortably beating Southampton 3-0 at Elland Road.

Patrick Bamford, Stuart Dallas and Raphinha all got on the scoresheet to earn the three points for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

Scorers: Bamford 47′, Dallas 77′, Raphinha 84′.

Premier League

Leeds United

Despite the home ground pitch not being up to standard, the first half of the game was end-to end and full of incident.

The visitors thought they had a penalty in the 33rd minute when Nathan Tella appeared to have been fouled by Diego Llorente, but the decision was overturned after referee Andre Marriner had been referred to the pitch side monitor.

Che Adams then thought he’d put the Saints ahead just before the break when he dispatched James Ward-Prowse’s free-kick. However, the goal was chalked off after Marriner claimed he hadn’t blown his whistle before the kick was taken.

Leeds raced out of the blocks at the start of the second half to take the lead inside the first two minutes.

Tyler Roberts’ delightful through ball found Patrick Bamford, who stroked it into the bottom corner from just inside the area to net his 13th goal of the season.

Stuart Dallas then put the game beyond doubt with a toe-poked effort from the edge of the area before Raphinha’s free-kick from 25-yards out added some gloss to the scoreline.

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men remain in 14th in the table and are now eight league games without a win.