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    Emotional moment Millwall manager Neil Harris chokes back tears as he reveals heartbreak over death of Matija Sarkic

    MILLWALL boss Neil Harris has paid an emotional tribute to keeper Matija Sarkic following his tragic death.Sarkic passed away at the age of 26 on Saturday after reportedly falling ill while on international duty.Matija Sarkic passed away on Saturday at the age of just 26Credit: RexMillwall boss Neil Harris held back tears while opening up about Sarkic’s passingNow Millwall manager Harris, 46, has opened up about how he found out the devastating news, while he also spoke glowingly about the brilliant young shot-stopper.In an interview with the club, he said: “First thoughts have to go with Matija’s parents and his brothers.”He was a wonderful son and a wonderful brother who was a very caring, good man.”Getting the call at 7am first thing on the weekend, you know it’s not going to be positive news.READ MORE IN FOOTBALL”But you could never imagine the devastation in the moment that you find out that such a good man at such a tender age has lost his life.“Words find it hard to explain how you feel. It makes it very emotional for me because I have a 22-year-old son myself. Matija is only a few years older, so anybody in life can relate to something like that.”Devastating news for the family and our football club.”Clearly choked up while talking about the loss, Harris continued: “There is no surprise that when you read obituaries on social media and that people so close to him talk so fondly of him, they talk about his radiant smile, human nature and goodwill.Most read in Football”I only worked with Matija for a three-month period. I was with him last Thursday at the training ground and he had a huge smile on his face about going to see the family in Montenegro that evening.”He had a great summer. He performed so well for his nation against Belgium and had been to his brother’s wedding.MATIJA SARKICAll you need to know about his career:
    Aston Villa (2015-2020)
    Wigan (Loan 2017/2018)
    Stratford Town (Loan 2018/2019)
    Havant & Waterlooville (Loan 2019)
    Livingston (Loan 2019/2020)
    Wolves (2020-2023)
    Shrewsbury (Loan 2020/21)
    Birmingham (Loan 2021/22)
    Stoke (Loan 2023)
    Millwall (2023/24)
    Birmingham City Player of the Season 2022
    International:Montenegro (9 caps)

    “As a character in the training ground, every day, win, lose or draw, he came in with a smile on his face.”He wanted to be better. That was his thought process. People shouldn’t think of him as a laidback goalkeeper who was quite calm on the football pitch, he was very driven.”He had high aspirations for himself to keep moving forward. He wanted to build his caps up for his country but also drag us forward. “I can’t praise him highly enough as a human being in the time I knew him, but also as a professional as well.”It doesn’t always feel right to talk work in moments like this, but in Matija’s case, it does. He loved the game and loved his job.”Sarkic began his career in Anderlecht’s academy before being snapped up by Aston Villa in 2015.The Grimsby-born stopper joined Wolves in 2020 and found form in loan spells with Shrewsbury, Birmingham – where he was named Player of the Season in 2022 – and Stoke.That convinced Millwall to make a permanent move last summer and Sarkic made 33 appearances for the Lions, who won five games in a row to end the season 13th in the Championship.READ MORE SUN STORIESHe was named player of the match in his last outing for Montenegro as he made nine saves in a 2-0 defeat to Euro 2024 hopefuls Belgium – his ninth international cap.The talented No1 also received the player of the match award in Millwall’s final game of the season – a 1-0 win over Swansea. More

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    Former Premier League star, 25, launches business venture recycling chopsticks into furniture amid injury hell

    SHEFFIELD UNITED midfielder Tom Davies believes launching his sustainable business venture helped his mental health during a difficult maiden season in South Yorkshire.The 25-year-old left boyhood club Everton last summer after 14 years but injury restricted him to just nine appearances as the Blades were relegated from the top flight.Tom Davies has launched a business recycling chopsticksCredit: Instagram @1tomdaviesOver five million chopsticks have been collectedCredit: Instagram @1tomdaviesThe material has been used to craft furnitureCredit: Instagram @1tomdaviesDavies revealed the business has provided a big boost to his mental healthCredit: Instagram @1tomdaviesGambling and mental health have become issues in football but, despite a long lay-off, Davies found solace preparing for the launch of ChopValue UK, which has opened a micro-factory in Liverpool after collecting almost five million chopsticks to recycle into furniture and homeware.”I don’t want to do these things that are going to negatively impact me or the people around me,” Davies told the PA news agency.”Football gives you a great platform to speak about things that are important: sustainability is one thing, mental health another.”These are things I care about and building a community, feeling like I am doing good, it really does make me feel full and living a good life.READ MORE IN FOOTBALL”That’s why footballers need outside interests. Some like golf, fashion or cars. This is the thing I like to do. It’s a nice distraction to have and it’s definitely helped.”When you are just focused on football and you get an injury it can be quite consuming but I never felt like that for the last injury.”During his lay-off Davies took a sustainability course to better understand the business, franchised from a Canadian company, he is managing director of.The former England Under-21 international, who shaved off his trademark shoulder-length hair to raise funds for James’ Place, a charity supporting suicidal men in Liverpool and London, has also made his venture a community interest company to benefit more causes in the city.Most read in FootballEURO 2024 FREE BETS AND OFFERS”When we start getting an income we will start putting some of that back into the community to help homeless charities, mental health, Everton in the Community,” he added.”The city has been great for me and I want to try to help people out. We are just trying to make an impact as best we can.”Football icons’ strange hobbies More

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    Oxford announce forgotten Chelsea wonderkid’s new deal and aim sly dig at John Terry in stunning announcement

    OXFORD took aim at Chelsea legend John Terry in their announcement video of ex-Blues man Josh McEachran’s contract extension.Midfielder McEachran, 31, played 22 times for the two-time European champions after coming through their academy set-up.Josh McEachran’s face was mocked up into his contract extension announcement videoCredit: X / @OUFCOfficialOxford aimed a sly dig at Chelsea legend John Terry in the clipCredit: X / @OUFCOfficialHe has since gone on to play for the likes of Brentford, Birmingham and MK Dons, before he joined Oxford on a free transfer last summer.His deal expired at the end of this season, but the newly-promoted Championship outfit have now confirmed a one-year contract extension with a hilarious video on X.It showed McEachran’s face photo-shopped into the scene of a film where a passenger is checking into a flight.The character mocked up to be McEachran proceeds to receive a complimentary entrance to the first-class lounge.READ MORE ON CHELSEAIt then cuts to a clip of former Chelsea defender Terry, 43, saying: “And I’m sitting in economy, Josh McEachran… all in first class.”The footage came from an interview Terry gave back in April when he claimed ex-Blues manager Andre Villas-Boas made senior players fly economy while the younger members of the squad went first class.And fans on social media were loving the mash-up announcement by Oxford.One said: “This is outstanding 🤣.”Most read in EFLBEST FREE BET SIGN UP OFFERS FOR UK BOOKMAKERSMcEachran played 26 League One games for Oxford this seasonAnother added: “Unreal announcement vid.”While a third replied: “Okay that’s class.”Forgotten Chelsea flop Hakim Ziyech lashes out and throws boots away after being subbed in World Cup qualifierTerry said on Up Front with Up Front with Simon Jordan: “I’ll give you a little story. We went to Hong Kong, I think when he was first manager.”We get on the plane, we get on and I’m sitting in economy on a 13-hour flight and we’ve got Josh McEachran, Nathaniel Chalobah, couple of other young players in first class.”And this was part of AVB’s going, ‘No, no. No player’s bigger than me. Everyone’s the same.'”So, I get on the plane and it turns out that Lamps is flying out first class and I’m flying back in first class.”If you fly out in first, you come back business or economy, premium economy, whatever it was. But basically it wasn’t good enough.”So I’m on the plane going, ‘No, no, we’re not going anywhere until these young players go back in economy and the first-team players that have built this club to where it is today go back in first.”And we’re on the plane and people are up and down, AVB comes up and goes, ‘What’s the problem?'”I’m going, ‘Well, we’re not going anywhere till the young players move.’ And to be fair to the young players they’re going, ‘JT, it’s really uncomfortable we’re going back.'”And I’m going, ‘No, no, it’s not your decision he has to own it as AVB.'”This was one of his first things in front of everyone, in the end it spins so all first-team players fly first, younger players go back in economy.READ MORE SUN STORIES”That’s how it should be, these younger players are striving to be where we’ve got and he tried to make a statement on day one and he failed instantly because I promise you, the plane wasn’t going.”And, it would have gone without myself, Frank and Didier.” More

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    I turned down the ‘Tom Huddlestone role’ at Tottenham to join League One team – it’s given me a new lease of life

    TOM CARROLL has revealed he rejected a “Tom Huddlestone role” at Tottenham to join League One side Exeter.The former Spurs midfielder, 32, left North London in 2017 after injuries saw him play just 56 games across five seasons.Former Tottenham man Tom Carroll is thriving with Exeter in League OneCredit: RexCarroll left Tottenham in 2017 but returned to train with them during the 2022/23 seasonCredit: –He was part of an influx of Tottenham academy players that included Harry Kane, but Carroll’s career took a very different path to England’s No9.He signed for Swansea and went on to feature 67 times in the Premier League for the Welsh outfit, before he joined QPR in the Championship for one year.That was followed by a season with Ipswich, but Carroll’s body was still not right and in the summer of 2022 he opted to take a year out of the game.He returned to Spurs to train with their U21s and was offered a player-coach role with the team – the same position Tom Huddlestone held at Manchester United for two years until last month.READ MORE IN FOOTBALLNow he has revealed to The Athletic he rejected it because he did not feel his playing career was over.Shortly after that he was approached by Exeter – who he has gone on to thrive with in the third tier this season.Impressing on his debut in a 3-0 win over Wycombe, he featured in 42 of the club’s 46 League One matches.Carroll, now 32, said: “After the game [his Exeter debut], I was like, ‘I’ve missed this feeling’.Most read in EFLEURO 2024 FREE BETS AND OFFERSCarroll played 42 of Exeter’s 46 League One games in the 2023/24 campaign”Winning games, you can’t really replicate it. It’s just a buzz with the boys after, going over to clap the fans. I think that’s special.”After that game, it made me realise, ‘I can still do this. I still feel good’. So I just wanted to enjoy it and get that buzz back.”Tottenham launch bizarre ad to reveal new kit with Gavin and Stacey star, Maddison playing darts and Peter CrouchCarroll is pleased he took the year off to re-charge his batteries and is now excited to see what awaits Exeter next season following their 13th place in his opening campaign at the club.He added: “Having a year out has made me realise that I should try to enjoy it.”In football, everything goes so quickly that you can get caught up in it. You win a game, you feel great for maybe that evening, and then it’s on to the next one.”But I wanted to come back in and try and enjoy it as much as I can, and I’ve done that.”We have got a pretty good squad now, so it’s just about building on that.”PLAY DREAM TEAM EUROS NOW!The best fantasy football game for this summer’s tournament. More

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    Neil Warnock brands relegated ex-Huddersfield boss Andre Breitenreiter a BUFFOON

    NEIL WARNOCK has hit back at former Huddersfield boss Andre Breitenreiter – branding him a BUFFOON.The Terriers crashed into League One a year after Warnock rescued them from relegation against the odds.Neil Warnock was a hero at Huddersfield after saving them from relegation in 2023But all that hard work was undone when the Terriers went down under German boss Andre Breitenreiter in MayBut Warnock was surprisingly let go by Huddersfield in September after just seven games while in a solid mid-table position and replaced by Darren Moore.Moore was sacked after only winning three of his 23 games at the helm before Breitenreiter took charge for the final 14 – winning just two.Yet the German decided to dig out Warnock for scathing criticism when he was left following the club’s relegation from the Championship.He accused the legendary 75-year-old – who holds the record for most promotions (eight) and managing most games (1,626) in English football history – of not getting the team fit in a pre-season where he took players for a game of golf and visited a pub while on a short tour of Cornwall.READ MORE IN FOOTBALLBut Warnock hit back and said: “We played Leicester, who won the Championship, third game of the season and should’ve won the game. We lost 1-0.“Jamie Vardy came up to me and said, ‘You’re the hardest team we’ve played against for years.’“Our stats man told me that although we lost that was the most a Huddersfield team had run for three years. That’s how fit we were.“And this buffoon comes along and starts talking about me getting them playing golf and going to the pub.Most read in EFL“In those last 14 games of the season, besides throwing everyone under the bus, the thing he missed out on was he should’ve taken them to play more golf and out to the f***ing pub!”He added: “Different people have different ways of managing. Yes, we went to a pub in Cornwall after a hard game.Neil Warnock and his long-term assistant Ronnie Jepson celebrate safety“We face three non-league teams down there and people can say, ‘Oh, it’s just non-league.’“What people don’t know is they trained morning and afternoon and then played a game in the evening so that was effectively three training sessions.“We went there to get fit. If you asked anyone about hard working teams, I bet I’m in the top two you don’t want to play.“But I love making people feel wanted and happy too as it makes them work and play harder for you.”Warnock says Breitenreiter “lost the dressing room” at Huddersfield, which ultimately led to the team being relegated.He points to the German’s man-management of striker Josh Koroma and midfielder Jack Rudoni as examples.The veteran boss said: “I loved Josh Koroma. He was a rogue but a likeable one. I took him under my wing whereas managers that have followed didn’t rate him and the last one (Breitenreiter) told him only what he was not good at – while I told him what he was good at.Neil Warnock’s on tour NEIL WARNOCK is currently on a UK theatre tour sharing stories and memories from his incredible playing and managerial spanning SEVEN decades.
    Tickets are still available at with almost 1,000 attending his recent event in York.
    June 5 Nottingham
    June 7 Ipswich
    June 8 Wimbledon
    June 14 Portsmouth
    June 21 Cardiff
    June 28 Torquay (all funds to be donated to Torquay United)

    “In the last game of the season against Ipswich he took Jack off after 30 minutes because he made a mistake.“I rang Jack up and said if you made that mistake for me I’d have pulled up over and said, ‘You made a mistake, now go and score us a goal.’“That’s the difference between me and the buffoon.“The lads there were ringing me up, saying, ‘We don’t do set pieces, don’t know what we’re doing on a Saturday.’ “Then he comes out and says that about golf and pubs. The guy hasn’t got a clue has he? Had he stayed there, they’d have got relegated from League One! He lost the dressing room.”Warnock is sorry to see the Terriers in League One and admits he was surprised when CEO Jake Edwards informed him the club wanted to part company with him so early in the season.He said: “Jake told me the club’s owner Kevin Nagle wanted to go in a different direction. Well, they certainly did that!“We believed we could’ve pushed towards the play-offs.Neil Warnock had a special bond with the Huddersfield players“The day after we left, the club’s sporting director Mark Cartwright moved into the nice big office I had while Darren Moore got a pokey little room. I rang Jake a week later and said, ‘If you wanted my office, you didn’t have to sack me!“But we had a great time at Huddersfield.“It wasn’t just the players we got on side but the office workers, the cleaners, the fans who were great, everyone. They were all my boys and girls.“When I went to Sheffield United, the place was a mess but when I left everyone was together. I like to do that – when everyone is together, they work better. It’s a great shame what has happened to Huddersfield.”Warnock – who has had more comebacks than Elvis – insists he has really retired this time after a short spell at Aberdeen.And he is currently focused on helping National League South club Torquay as a consultant.READ MORE SUN STORIESThe legendary boss revealed if he ever did want to return to managing in the EFL he has been told he has to take a FOURTEEN-HOUR football management course at St George’s under ex-Rangers, Brentford, Nottingham Forest and QPR chief Neil Warburton.He said: “I had a call from the LMA and was told, ‘Mr Warnock if you come back into football you have to do a 14-hour course at St George’s before you’re allowed back in.’ That sums the game up now, doesn’t it?” More

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    Man Utd legend begs for help as EFL club left with no manager, only five players and facing expulsion from League Two

    MANCHESTER UNITED legend Sammy McIlroy has insisted it would break his heart if troubled League Two club Morecambe went out of business.The fourth-tier side finished 15th this season but were deducted three points back in August for failing to pay their players on time.Morecambe were deducted points for failing to pay their players on time in AugustCredit: GettyManchester United legend Sammy McIlroy has called for someone to help MorecambeCredit: GettyFollowing the conclusion of the campaign, manager Ged Brannan, chief executive Ben Sadler, and 16 players left the Mazuma Stadium.It means Morecambe are without a head coach, chief exec. and have just FIVE players on their books.Directors on the board fear for the club’s future if owner Jason Whittingham does not sell to an interested US-based buyer.That is despite sponsorship from Morecambe resident Tyson Fury – who has chipped in to try and save the club.READ MORE IN SPORTAnd McIlroy, 69, is the latest to call for change at the Lancashire-based side.The ex-Man Utd midfielder was the last of Sir Matt Busby’s signings at Old Trafford.He went on to win the Second Division in 1975 and FA Cup in 1977, while he also scored in a 3-2 defeat to Arsenal in the 1979 FA Cup final.McIlroy, who played more than 400 times for Man Utd, retired in 1990 and became head coach of Morecambe for six years between 2005 and 2011 – his last managerial role.Most read in EFLBEST FREE BET SIGN UP OFFERS FOR UK BOOKMAKERSHis stint in charge included helping them gain promotion to the Football League through the League Two play-offs in 2007.But their financial turmoil is now worrying McIlroy.Tyson Fury spotted filming series 2 of At Home With The Furys in Morecambe as Gypsy King takes break from Usyk training Speaking to The Mirror, he said: “It would break my heart to see Morecambe being chucked out of the League, having points deducted or, worst of all, going to the wall because it’s such a long way back.“It would be a terrible shame if nobody comes to the rescue.”I hope they are not just waiting for Tyson Fury to bail them out because he’s got other things on his mind at the minute, like trying to win his world title back.”Hopefully someone from the business community will step in and see the potential.”It’s a smashing little club and they may not have a big-city following in numbers, but the supporters are loyal and passionate about their club.”The board of directors penned an open letter to Whittingham advising him to do business with the “US-based potential buyer” to save the club from potential extinction.It read: “We are writing this open letter to reiterate what was said to you during the meeting we held with you today, during which you updated us on the critical matters of funding and the sale of the Football Club.”Sadly, your future funding assurances have now failed to come to fruition so often that, in the absence of substantial funds from Bond Group landing in the Morecambe Football Club account, they come across as meaningless, and we must take them as such in order to be responsible.”As for the Middle East-based potential buyer you first told us was interested in buying the Club approximately a year ago, you have provided no tangible evidence or introduction during this time to enable us to consider them serious or credible.READ MORE SUN STORIES”You have one apparently serious offer on the table from a US-based potential buyer which, based on what we know, is the most credible which has been made since you placed the Club up for sale over 20 months ago.”Please accept this second offer now, so that there is a chance that a sale might be completed, and a catastrophic outcome be avoided.”McIlroy played more than 400 games for Man UtdCredit: Getty More

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    Leeds vs Southampton LIVE SCORE: Saints are BACK in the Premier League after Adam Armstrong scores £100MILLION winner

    SOUTHAMPTON are BACK in the Premier League after Adam Armstrong scored the £100MILLION goal at WembleyArmstrong fired in the only goal of the game from inside the box after a well-worked move in the first-half.In a cagey game, Dan James came closest to an equaliser – crashing a brilliant effort against the bar – but Leeds could not make their second-half pressure count.Southampton are promoted to the Premier League
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    Southampton will be going straight back up.
    Adam Armstrong’s goal is the difference between the two sides.
    What a moment for Russell Martin and his players.
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    90+8. We are getting into the dying embers of the game.
    Southampton are moments away from a return to the Premier League.
    They can almost taste the top flight right now.
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    90+6. Both sets of fans look full of nerves right now, for very different seasons.
    A goal so late in the game for Leeds now would demoralise Southampton.
    The Saints win a free kick deep in the Leeds half of the pitch.
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    90+4. Aside from that Dan James shot that hit the crossbar, Leeds have created so little in this half.
    All season scoring goals has been no problem for them, until today.
    James has another shot from outside the box but McCarthy does well to get down to the bottom corner to make the save.
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    90+2. A move breaks down for Leeds and Southampton counter.
    Adams does well to hold it up but eventually Aribo is crowded out.
    Leeds need to throw everyone forward now.
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    90. We are still waiting for the game to restart.
    Both players are being treated by the physios.
    We are going to have nine added minutes.
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    88. We have a break in play after a clash of heads.
    This is going to create a huge amount of added time.
    It will give the Leeds’ fans hope of finding that equaliser.
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    86. Some famous Southampton fans in the crowd today.
    Matt Le Tissier is sat alongside Adam Lallana.
    Leeds have another shot from distance but it is high, wide and not so handsome.
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    84. James gets a volley away from the edge of the box.
    McCarthy is beaten and the ball thunders against the underside of the crossbar and comes back out.
    They were inches away from an equaliser there.
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    82. It has all gone very quiet in the Leeds ends right now.
    Ampadu is down at the moment, running the clock down for his own team.
    Martin is looking to make another change to see this game out.
    Leeds Utd’s captain seems unable to continue and is going to be replaced.
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    80. Adams gives away a free kick in a dangerous area.
    As the ball is whipped in, the Southampton attacker heads it behind for a corner.
    Southampton have been dominant in the air today.
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    78. Farke is telling the fourth official that he feels Southampton are wasting time now.
    No doubt the officials will add this time on at the end of the game.
    Leeds are becoming desperate for a goal right now.
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    76. Leeds look lacking of attacking ideas right now.
    They have failed to create a clear-cut chance in this entire game.
    James uses his pace to get in behind The Saints defence and forces a corner.
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    74. Time is starting to run out for Leeds Utd.
    After their emphatic semi-final victory, their fans came here with so much optimism.
    Now they face the ultimate heartbreak in the capital.
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    72. Leeds are ready to make two changes with Summerville and Kamara come off for Roberts and Anthony.
    Big call by the manager taking off their most creative player.
    Chance for two players to make a big name for themselves in this final however.
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    70. Another unforced error by Leeds sees them gift Southampton a throw in.
    Fraser comes off for Adams for The Saints.
    Russell Martin is adding more firepower in search of that second goal.
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    68. Leeds give the ball away and The Saints work it quickly to Odozie.
    He has space to run into and only has one defender to beat.
    Odozie looks to cut onto his right foot and bend one in the top corner but he gets it all wrong.
    What a chance that was to get a second goal.
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    66. Leeds are starting to get frustrated and committing fouls all too often.
    James comes on for Gnonto.
    Fraser looks to get a cross in from the left but Meslier catches it all too easily.
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    64. Smallbone wins a free kick in a wide position.
    Firpo heads the cross clear but Southampton recycle it and come forward once again.
    They are happy to just pass the ball around and frustrate their opponents.
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    62. Summerville is penalised for a foul on Walker-Peters.
    He tells the referee what he thinks of that decision.
    The Leeds player needs to be careful having already been shown a card in the first half.
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    60. Another poor delivery into the box makes for an easy catch for Alex McCarthy.
    With just under half an hour of this play-off final remaining, The Saints are looking comfortable right now.
    The aim for Russell Martin’s side will be to get that second goal to put some breathing space between the sides.
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    58. This second half has been all Leeds Utd so far.
    Despite this, they have really struggled to create clear sights of goal.
    The Saints are happy to just get players behind the ball and make themselves difficult to break down.
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    56. Gnonto is fouled in a dangerous position.
    Leeds have failed to capitalise from set pieces so far today.
    They can get some bodies in the box and try and work McCarthy here.
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    54. A schoolboy error by Gray sees him penalised for a foul throw.
    Something you do not see so often in the professional game.
    Southampton are just gifting possession back to Leeds all too often.
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    Leeds vs Southampton – Championship play-off final: Whites and Saints go head-to-head for spot in Premier League

    LEEDS take on Southampton in the Championship play-off final on Sunday afternoon.Both sides will be looking to secure an instant return to the Premier League.Leeds booked their spot in the Championship play-off final after beating Norwich over two legsCredit: GETTYSouthampton beat West Brom in the semi-finalsCredit: GETTYLeeds thrashed Norwich 4-0 in their semi-final home leg to book their spot at Wembley.While Adam Armstrong’s double helped Southampton to a 3-1 triumph against West Brom over two legs.The Saints have got the better of Leeds in both of their meetings during the regular season as Russell Martin’s men eye a hat-trick of wins against the Whites – topped off with the richest prize in football.When is the Championship play-off final?
    Leeds vs Southampton will take place on Sunday, May 26.
    Kick off will be at 3pm BST.
    Wembley Stadium will host.
    READ MORE IN EFLWhat TV channel is the Championship play-off final on and can it be live streamed?
    Leeds vs Southampton will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event.
    Sky Sports customers can live stream the match on the NOW/Sky Sports app.
    Alternatively, you can follow SunSport’s live blog to keep up to date with all the action from Wembley.
    Team newsFor Leeds, Patrick Bamford could return to the squad after missing the last four games, including the play-off semi-finals, with injury.Pascal Struijk will be out for the final as he continues to recover from groin surgery.Sam Byram could return for the Whites after missing the semi-final second leg with an injury.Most read in FootballSaints goalkeeper Gavin Bazuno will remain unavailable with an Achilles injury he sustained in April.Scottish playmaker Stuart Armstrong is out after he suffered a serious problem late on in the season.Strikers Che Adams and Ross Stewart are both in a race to be fit for the play-off final.What are the odds?Match result
    Leeds – 13/10
    Draw – 11/5
    Southampton – 2/1
    To be promoted
    Leeds – 4/6
    Southampton – 23/20
    *Odds courtesy of Paddy Power and are correct at the time of publication. More