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Rodrigo frustrated as Leeds blow two goal lead for Southampton draw

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Southampton came from two goals down to salvage a point and end a run of five consecutive Premier League defeats with a draw against Leeds.

Kyle Walker-Peters fired the 81st-minute equaliser from an acute angle after summer signing Joe Aribo came off the bench to open his account for the club.

Rodrigo had handed Leeds the advantage with two goals in 15 second-half minutes as the visitors looked on course to maintain their winning start to the season.

The Spain forward met Jack Harrison's testing cross with a glancing finish to open the scoring, before heading in Pascal Struijk's goal-bound effort for his second.

Saints debutant Sekou Mara played an influential role off the bench with the precise through-ball for Walker-Peters' equaliser, and he nearly won it late on, but his fierce strike was well saved by Illan Meslier.

Rodrigo later said: "We are really disappointed with the result. The game should finish differently. We did everything to leave here with three points. In the last 10-15 minutes we let them react and that is the level of the league. When you slip, the other team has quality.

"We have to digest this result and start focusing on next weekend.

"I am happy for the goals and for helping the team, but the most important thing always is helping the team and the win. It is not bad [four points], it is a better start than the last season. But when you have 2-0 away in your hands, a draw is always a disappointment."

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