At half-time, Leeds United looks out of sorts, cowed by the noisy Southampton crowd and their chance-spurning team. Then, galvanised by two Marcelo Bielsa substitutions and the resurgence of Patrick Bamford, they shook themselves down, created a hatful of their own chances, converted two of them and flew back to Yorkshire with three points. Nathan Tella’s bravura 30-minute showing against Fulham on Saturday earned him a start, while Theo Walcott’s late goal eased the way to both a starting berth and a new two-year deal. The men they replaced, Danny Ings and Takumi Minamino, were marooned on the bench. Ever unpredictable Leeds head coach Bielsa swapped goalkeepers, giving Kiko Casilla only his second league start of the season and the promise that he will start when West Bromwich Albion visit Elland Road in Sunday. Another glittering Saturday substitute, Rodrigo, started in the centre of midfield. Better than the tactical tinkering itself, there were 8000 noisy, mostly socially distanced, mostly mask-wearing fans there to evaluate it. Suddenly, a game which meant little beyond ever-cited, ever-mercurial pride and merit payments, was the conduit for re-bonding and when Southampton emerged to a din that was on the louder aide of raucous, how they and their hitherto exiled audience bonded. Buoyed by waves of goodwill, Southampton began like an express train. Tella preyed upon Luke Ayling’s uncertainties and James Ward-Prowse celebrated his pre-match Player Of The Season award by once again dominating midfield. Casilla was soon justifying his presence with a flying save from Che Adams’s header after sterling Stuart Armstrong work and just before the break the Spanish goalkeeper would foil the same striker with a fingertip save after further Tella endeavour, although the youngster would soon tire.