I’ve been watching football for a lot of years now and it’s rare you see a team dominate so completely and lose the match. I left Elland Road absolutely stunned yesterday, and after re-watching the match in full today I still can’t understand how we managed to lose.

The entire team was just incredible, an absolute credit to the shirt. A Southampton fan on Twitter described Leeds United as the best team they’ve played all season, and I can well believe it too. I’ve seen every team in this division and I doubt any of them could beat the Leeds United side we saw yesterday – there’d be Premier League sides that would struggle!

The biggest difference was that we defended from the front. Southampton were barely allowed to draw breath before a player in white was snapping at their heels, and I lost count of the amount of times we turned over possession in midfield.

The only goal of the game came courtesy of Rickie Lambert who volleyed home in style to give Saints the lead against the run of play. A quality finish but the defending will be brought into question. I don’t want to be too critical however as it was the only mistake we made all game and Lambert is a totally different class from any other striker in this division.

1-0 up and Southampton made two changes at half time which tells you everything really. They had to try and get a foothold in the game, but Leeds United continued to play them off the park.

On any other day, this would have ended 5-1 but it just wasn’t to be. Fate seemed to be conspiring against Leeds United. There were multiple chances for The Whites, like Aidy White failing to connect to a ball fired across the front of goal, but when the crossbar came to Southampton’s rescue twice in 5 seconds, you just knew it wasn’t going to be Leeds’ day.

To a man, the players were outstanding and there’s no real need to single anyone out but a quick note for Danny Webber who looks like he could be the signing of the season. He came on as a second half substitute and played sensationally well, giving all his doubters plenty of food for thought.

Defeated, but undeservedly so. To play so well and lose must be absolutely gutting for the players, but each and every one of them did Leeds United proud and deserve nothing but praise. I don’t know what Neil Warnock said to them at full time, but it must have been one of the hardest team talks he’s ever had to give – what can you say to a team that’s given absolutely everything, dominated completely and somehow lost?

The NSFW video below sums things up perfectly.

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