Aribo Helps Southampton Beat Leeds, Gain Promotion To Premier League

Aribo Helps Southampton Beat Leeds, Gain Promotion To Premier League

Joe Aribo was in action for Southampton who beat Leeds United 1-0 in the Championship play-offs final at Wembley stadium on Sunday to gain promotion back to the Premier League.

Aribo featured for 90 minutes in the hard-fought win who saw Southampton join Leicester and Ipswich Town as the three teams promoted.

Southampton and Leeds progressed into the Championship play-offs after wins over West Brom and Norwich.

They were also looking for an immediate Premier League return and this was the third time two relegated teams from the previous campaign had competed in a second-tier play-off final.

Adam Armstrong was likely to be Southampton’s key goal threat, having come into this game scoring 23 league goals this season (including playoffs), the most by a Southampton player since Rickie Lambert in 2011-12 (27).

Armstrong netted the only goal in the 24th minute after receiving a superb pass from Will Smallbone and slotting it into the far corner of Illan Meslier’s goal.

His deadlock-breaking goal means Armstong has netted five goals in his last four starts against Leeds, including four in three games this season.

It also meant the Saints registered their 100th goal this term, last notching a century of goals in the 2009-10 season (112).


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