Adam Armstrong’s strike sends Saints back to the Premier League with victory in the Championship play-off final at Wembley. Re-live the action with our Leeds vs Southampton stats page.

Southampton will return to the Premier League for the 2024-25 season after beating Leeds United 1-0 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley on Sunday.

Adam Armstrong’s first-half strike proved decisive in an otherwise tense and cagey encounter that Saints just about edged.

Both sides had been aiming to secure an immediate return to the top flight after suffering relegation in 2022-23 alongside Leicester City, who finished the regular Championship season as title winners.

Ipswich Town pipped Leeds and Southampton to the second automatic promotion spot, leaving them the tricky task of battling through the play-offs.

Saints prevailed in the end as Russell Martin got one over his former Norwich City boss Daniel Farke, with Leeds facing the prospect of a second season in the Championship.

Leeds vs Southampton Stats Centre 

Our live Opta match centre provides you all the Leeds vs Southampton stats for the Sunday’s gripping Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium. 

The match centre below includes team and player stats, expected goals data, passing networks, an Opta chalkboard and more. It gives you everything you need to do your own post-match analysis.  

Underneath the match centre you can find the official Opta stats on the game as well. 

Leeds vs Southampton Stats: Post-Match Facts

  • Southampton have been promoted to the English top-flight for the fourth time (also 1966, 1978, 2012), while this is the first time they have earned promotion from any Football League division via the play-offs.
  • Leeds have now failed to earn promotion from all six of their Football League play-off campaigns; only Sheffield United (9) and Lincoln City (7) have competed in more play-off campaigns without ever being successful in one.
  • Southampton have won all three of their Championship meetings with Leeds this season (2 regular season, one play-offs). It’s the first time the Saints have beaten one opponent three times in a single campaign in all competitions since 2017-18 v West Brom.
  • Leeds United have lost each of their last three matches at Wembley, all without scoring, going down 0-3 to Aston Villa in the 1996 League Cup final, 0-1 to Doncaster in the 2008 League One play-off final, and 0-1 to Southampton in this year’s Championship play-off final.
  • Southampton ended their five-game losing run at Wembley in all competitions, picking up their first win at the ground since the 2010 Football League Trophy final v Carlisle United (4-1).
  • This was Southampton’s 30th win of the season in all competitions, only the fourth time they have reached 30+ in a single campaign as a Football League club, after 2009-10 (32), 2010-11 (32), and 2011-12 (30).
  • Leeds only lost six of their first 40 Championship matches this season (W26 D8), but have since lost five of their last nine in the competition (incl. play-offs – W2 D2).
  • With 24 goals and 13 assists, Southampton’s Adam Armstrong has been directly involved in more goals in the Championship this season (incl. play-offs) than any other player.
  • Adam Armstrong was the first player to score three goals in a single Championship play-off campaign since Jack Marriott for Derby in 2019, and the first to do so for Southampton in any tier.

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