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Saints draw with the champions

premier-league King Power Stadium | Sun 02 Oct 2.15PM | Attendance: 31,563
Match Report post Highlights

LEI vs SOU
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LEI vs SOU As It Happened

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED

  • Leicester City 0-0 Southampton
  • Claude Puel's side record successive clean sheets on the road
  • Fraser Forster preserved the point with an excellent save to deny Robert Huth
  • Saints now six games unbeaten in all competitions

i thought southampton deserved to win. they had more chances and better control today. we have to continue to work.

claudio ranieri
leicester city manager
17.03

we are a bit disappointed not to get the three points but it's another clean sheet, which is important.

josé fonte
defender
17.00

IN THE LAST SIX GAMES WE HAVE REALLY KICKED ON and shown our quality.

fraser Forster
goalkeeper
16.58

FULL-TIME: Leicester City 0-0 Saints

Claude Puel's side extend their unbeaten run to six with a goalless draw and record their sixth clean sheet in a row at King Power Stadium.

16.08
84’

Saints chance!

Shane Long picks up the ball from Cuco Martina's throw and steers it back towards the onrushing James Ward-Prowse, who can't keep his shot down.

82’

Southampton substitution: James Ward-Prowse replaces Charlie Austin


Entering the final stages...

Fraser Forster denied Robert Huth brilliantly before seeing Shinji Okazaki's header go wide. At the other end, Saints have just seen a chance go begging from a Davis corner. Can we find a winner?

77’

Leicester City substitution: Leonardo Ulloa replaces Islam Slimani

Redmond thwarted

Nathan Redmond sees his low shot saved by Kasper Schmeichel earlier in the half as Saints continue to look for the opener against Leicester.

70’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Dušan Tadić

Claude Puel makes his second substitution of the game as Shane Long joins the action.

68’

Hosts pressure building

Demarai Gray's corner is cleared out by Charlie Austin as far as Shinji Okazaki, who sets the ball to Danny Drinkwater and his ferocious shot is held well by Fraser Forster.

65’

Leicester City substitution: Shinji Okazaki replaces Jamie Vardy

65’

Leicester City substitution: Demarai Gray replaces Marc Albrighton

65’

Drinkwater comes close

Danny Drinkwater looks to fashion a clear-cut chance under pressure from Oriol Romeu, but he can only hit the side-netting after going into the box down the left.

63’

Golden chance

Another Saints chance as the pressure mounts on the hosts, but Charlie Austin opts to try and lob the ball over Kasper Schmeichel, who reads it and makes a save.

62’

Chance for Redmond

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg slides the ball into the run of Nathan Redmond, who takes it in before his low drive is saved comfortably by Kasper Schmeichel. 

Højbjerg impressing again

It's been another fine performance from the Danish international. Dušan Tadić is the latest to be played in by him, but he cut inside and the chance went begging.

58’

Davis shot defects wide

Cuco Martina does well to get to the byline and his cut back eventually reaches Steven Davis, who sees his shot deflect out for a corner.

55’

Foxes free-kick

Riyad Mahrez sends the ball to the back post in search of Wes Morgan but it evades the Leicester captain and runs out.

54’

Yellow Card for Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)

Riyad Mahrez tries to take a quick free-kick and it's brought back by Martin Atkinson, who books the Algerian for his appeals. 

Skipper's ball!

José Fonte battles for the ball in the air with Leicester City's Jamie Vardy.

45’

Saints get us going again!

Nathan Redmond kicks off and we're back underway. Come on Saints! 😇

HALF-TIME: LEICESTER CITY 0-0 SAINTS

Charlie Austin has come closest to opening the scoring, but it's all square at the break at King Power Stadium.

José Fonte clears the ball under pressure from Leicester City's Islam Slimani.

44’

Corner to Saints

Dušan Tadić sends in a corner with his left foot as Saints look to break the deadlock before half-time, it's headed out and played back to Tadić by Steven Davis, and his effort goes over.

40’

Danger averted

Marc Albrighton's corner is headed away, before Saints move the ball quickly under pressure to get it clear.

36’

Penalty appeals waved away

Islam Slimani goes down in the box under pressure from José Fonte, but referee Martin Atkinson dismisses the claims for a spot kick.

Nathan Redmond looks to create something early on under the watchful eye of Leicester City captain Wes Morgan.

30’

Heroic defending!

Jamie Vardy races on to a loose back pass from Virgil van Dijk, but Fraser Forster holds him up before a superb block by Oriol Romeu to deny Vardy and Islam Slimami. 

26’

Southampton substitution: Cuco Martina replaces Cédric

Saints are forced into an early change as Cédric, who has been excellent so far, is unable to shake off a knock sustained after a collision with Marc Albrighton.

Saints have started brightly

Charlie Austin sees his volley from a tight angle strike the post after a superb pass from Steven Davis. 

15’

Off the post!

Steven Davis clips an inviting ball over the top into the run of Charlie Austin, who hits a volley from a tight angle before seeing his effort smash off the far post.

12’

More good work from Cédric

The Portuguese international defender is causing problems down the right and his low reverse is close to reaching Charlie Austin before being cut out by Danny Simpson.

9’

Chance for Austin!

Cédric gets in a cross in from the right which is met by Charlie Austin, but he can only direct his header straight at Kasper Schmeichel. 

7’

Foxes on the hunt

Riyad Mahrez looks to test Ryan Bertrand early on down the hosts' right, before jinking inside and seeing his shot blocked by van Dijk. 

5’

Early chance for Saints

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg's cross from the right is flicked into the path of Redmond by Austin, but before he has chance to finish the flag is raised.

1’

We're underway at King Power Stadium!

Can Claude Puel's men make it six unbeaten? Come on you Saints...

Will Charlie Austin fire again?

He's looking to score in three successive Premier League games for the first time since Boxing Day 2014. ⚽️⚽️⚽️

14.06

All smiles!

There's a place on the bench for striker Olufela Olomola this afternoon, who has impressed for Saints Under-23s so far this season - scoring four times.

13.47

Puel's pre-match interview

Watch as Southampton boss Claude Puel previews today's clash with Leicester City.

13.43

Here's how the hosts line-up...

Starting XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Morgan (c), Fuchs; Albrighton, Amartey, Drinkwater, Mahrez; Vardy, Slimani.

Substitutes: Hernández, King, Schlupp, Okazaki, Zieler, Gray, Ulloa.

13.23

Arrival at King Power Stadium

Our photographers were there to capture Southampton arriving at King Power Stadium this afternoon.

13.21

The Saints team is in!

Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Fonte (c), van Dijk, Bertrand; Romeu, Davis, Højbjerg, Tadić, Redmond, Austin.

Substitutes: McCarthy, Clasie, Long, Martina, Yoshida, Ward-Prowse, Olomola

13.17

Tadić previews Foxes clash

Dušan Tadić looks ahead to Southampton's clash with Leicester City.

13.13

they move the ball well and are doing a very good job. for us, it's important to show the same concentration levels. there is no magic formula.

claudio ranieri
leicester city manager
12.38

I THINK WE WILL FIND THE SAME TEAM AS LAST YEAR, WITH PHYSICAL PLAY AND DIRECT PLAY.

CLAUDE PUEL
MANAGER
12.35

Puel: Foxes no less of a threat

Read the thoughts of Claude Puel ahead of today's clash with Leicester City at King Power Stadium.

12.31

Scene set at King Power Stadium! ☀️

Can Claude Puel's men extend their unbeaten run against the reigning champions? 

12.07

Searching for six 💪

Saints are looking for their sixth clean sheet in a row today against Leicester City. Their last top-flight clean sheet came in a 4-0 win in December 2001.

11.53

We have a lot of confidence, because we get good results in the last couple of games.

DUŠAN TADIĆ
MIDFIELDER
11.46

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11.15

It's matchday!

We're at King Power Stadium today as Southampton take on Leicester City in the Premier League. Can Claude Puel's side defeat the champions this afternoon?

11.10

LEI vs SOU Line Ups

Leicester City

1
Kasper Schmeichel (GK)
6
Robert Huth
28
Christian Fuchs
5
Wes Morgan (C)
17
Danny Simpson
11
Marc Albrighton
replace Demarai Gray (66′)
26
Riyad Mahrez yellow card
13
Daniel Amartey
4
Daniel Drinkwater
19
Islam Slimani
replace Leonardo Ulloa (78′)
9
Jamie Vardy
replace Shinji Okazaki (66′)
10
Andy King
20
Shinji Okazaki
21
Ron-Robert Zieler
2
Luis Hernández
22
Demarai Gray
15
Jeffrey Schlupp
23
Leonardo Ulloa

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
17
Virgil van Dijk
6
José Fonte (C)
21
Ryan Bertrand
2
Cédric Soares
replace Cuco Martina (27′)
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
8
Steven Davis
11
Dusan Tadic
replace Shane Long (71′)
14
Oriol Romeu
10
Charlie Austin
replace James Ward-Prowse (83′)
22
Nathan Redmond
4
Jordy Clasie
16
James Ward-Prowse
32
Olufela Olomola
7
Shane Long
15
Cuco Martina
13
Alex McCarthy
3
Maya Yoshida

LEI vs SOU Match Stats

Leicester City

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    38
    comparison angle
    62
  • Shots
    9
    comparison angle
    11
  • Shots on target
    1
    comparison angle
    5
  • Corners
    3
    comparison angle
    6
  • Passes Complete
    286
    comparison angle
    525

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin
chances created
Chances Created
2
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
passes completed
Passes Completed
79
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
tackles
Tackles
6
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
clearances
Clearances
7
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
saves
Saves
1
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster