Southampton lost a crucial game against Brentford last night at St. Mary’s Stadium to improve the picture at the bottom of the table for Leeds United.
Ivan Toney scored in the 32nd minute to give the Bees a 1-0 lead at half-time, before grabbing an assist late on to seal the game for the away side, who move up to 8th.
Saints’ best opportunity for an equaliser came shortly after the break when Brentford defender Aaron Hickey blocked a Che Adams shot after Brentford goalkeeper David Raya appeared to be beaten.
Yoane Wissa scored very late on in the 97th minute to secure the three points and plummet Southampton into further peril.
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The result leaves Southampton rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table, having played a game more than the Whites. They have 22 points, one less than Javi Gracia’s side in 19th.
The table is heavily congested at present, with nine teams separated by just five points in the relegation battle. It is one of the fiercest relegation battles in the history of the league.
Leeds face Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux next, with an opportunity to put further daylight between themselves and Southampton, and close the gap to a single point on Wolves.
There are 12 games remaining for the Whites to save themselves, and games against sides around them could be the most important in securing the crucial points to ensure survival.
Leeds’ remaining home games include the likes of Nottingham Forest, Crystal Palace, and Leicester City. Away from home they still have yet to play Wolves, Bournemouth, and West Ham United.