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premier-league King Power Stadium | Sat 16 Jan 8PM | Attendance: 0
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LEI vs SOU
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LEI vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Leicester City beat Southampton 2-0
  • Foxes go second in the Premier League table 
  • Saints unbeaten away from home run comes to an end
  • Saints fail to make it back-to-back wins over Leicester 
Southampton FC

Not our night 😤 #saintsfc

22.14

Match Report: Leicester City - Southampton

Read our Match Report as a depleted Southampton side missing a number of first-team players went down fighting in a first league defeat at the King Power Stadium since Leicester's 2015/16 title-winning campaign.

22.09

FULL TIME: Leicester City 2 - 0 Southampton

Leicester move up to 2nd in the Premier League after a 2-0 win at King Power Stadium with goals from Maddison and Barnes. Excellent game all-round, with Saints pushing until the very last second but it wasn't to be for the boys in white and red. On to the next ... 

Barnes nets Leicester's second

Harvey Barnes charges down on goal, 1 on 1 with McCarthy and Barnes hits the ball in the back of the net to secure the win for Leicester City 

+5’

GOAL

Harvey Barnes (+5’) | 2 0

+1’

5 minutes added on!

Saints have a free kick as we head into added time. 

+1’

Leicester City substitution: Kelechi Iheanacho replaces Jamie Vardy

A sad end to the match for Jamie Vardy, who hobbles off the pitch in the closing minutes. Iheanacho comes off the bench for the 100th time in his career ...

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88’

Southampton substitution: Yan Valery replaces Ibrahima Diallo

One last roll of the dice for Saints, Valery comes on to replace Diallo. 

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85’

Vardy denied again!

McCarthy shows his worth again as he pushes another Jamie Vardy shot behind the goal. 

Saints pressing ...

With just one goal between the two teams it's still all to play for at King Power Stadium. Shane Long heads the ball back to Ward-Prowse but his attempt on goal goes wide. 10 minutes left to play ...

76’

Leicester City substitution: Ayoze Pérez replaces James Maddison

The goal scorer is off. Who knows how this one will end ...

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75’

CLEARED OFF THE LINE 🤯

A mad couple of minutes at King Power Stadium. Harvey Barnes loops the ball in on goal but Bednarek saves the day once again, heading the ball off the line to keep the score at 1-0. 

74’

ARMSTRONG HITS THE WOODWORK!

SO SO CLOSE. Armstrong has an excellent opportunity to net the equaliser for Saints, but the shin of Tielemans denies him as he deflects the ball and it bounces off the woodwork. 

72’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Ché Adams

Time for a switch up up front. What can Shane Long bring to Saints' attacking prowess?

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71’

Excellent defending from Bednarek 

Vardy storms through on goal, but Bednarek gets forward and denies the Leicester City frontman! 

62’

Vardy heads it over ...

Barnes curls the ball into Jamie Vardy, his attempt goes high and Saints get the goal kick. 

60’

Southampton substitution: Dan Nlundulu replaces Will Smallbone

Smallbone goes down for a second time and is replaced by Nlundulu. 

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58’

Yellow Card for Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)

A Yellow Card for Bertrand means he's now facing a one match suspension. 

Saints searching for a goal ... 

Saints are yet to break through the Leicester City defence. Will Hasenhüttl follow suit and make a change soon? 

52’

Leicester City substitution: Çaglar Söyüncü replaces Wesley Fofana

First substitution of the match is made and it's Brendan Rodgers who makes the first move. A tactical change at centre back for Leicester City ...

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46’

Smallbone with the shot 😲

What an incredible chance for 20-year-old Will Smallbone, but the experienced Schmeicel makes another crucial save for Leicester. 

45’

We're back under way!

What can Saints bring to the second-half? 

HALF TIME: Leicester City 1 - 0 Southampton. 

Saints trail at the break thanks to a cracking goal from James Maddison, who happily obeys the new socially-distanced celebration rules. Saints have made Leicester work for it, though and Schmeichel has had to make a couple of important saves to prevent the visitors from getting on the scoresheet. On to a better second half 🔮

45’

2 added minutes ...

Can Saints get something back before the break?

44’

Yellow Card for Marc Albrighton (Leicester City)

44’

Yellow Card for Ibrahima Diallo (Southampton)

43’

Bertrand tests Schmeichel 📝

James Ward-Prowse lines it up and Ryan Bertrand has a powerful shot on goal but is denied by the hands of Kasper Schmeichel. It goes behind for a corner. 

Maddison breaks the deadlock 🔐

James Maddison showing exceptional poise there, smashing the ball into the back of the net and leaving McCarthy stumped. Work to do for Saints. 

37’

GOAL

James Maddison (37’) | 1 0

37’

End-to-end stuff here 😳

Saints look in the mood today. Leicester's defence holds strong but Walcott and Adams are looking increasingly dangerous. The ever powerful Jamie Vardy yet to really make a name for himself in this game. 

31’

Schmeichel forced to clear

Saints are looking threatening here. Leicester City goalkeeper Schmeichel is forced to charge down the ball on the edge of the box and clear his line ... 

An excellent pairing?

Walcott and Adams link up again. These two look dangerous and are getting closer and closer to breaking through the Leicester City backline. 

24’

Great chance for Adams!

Walcott knocks it on to Adams who has a promising shot on goal, Schmeichel with the save to knock it behind for a Saints corner. 

19’

Harvey Barnes with the shot ⚽️

Vardy chips it on to Barnes but McCarthy stands strong once more and clears it for Saints. 

17’

Yellow Card for Wesley Fofana (Leicester City)

A defensive powerhouse for Leicester City, Fofana finds himself in the books early on for a challenge on Theo Walcott. 

Good to have you back, Alex 👍

McCarthy charges out to clear Maddison's free-kick as he makes his return to the starting XI.

11’

Free-kick for Leicester ... 

Decisive goalkeeping from McCarthy as he clears the ball to keep the scores level 👊

The boss looking on 👁

Can Ralph Hasenhüttl's men make an impact early on? 

8’

Too close to call so far 😎

Ward-Prowse curls in the first corner of the game but it's headed away by Justin.

0’

And we're off 🚀

The action is up and running, come on you Saints!

The stage is set 🏟

Settle in Saints fans, we're just 10 minutes away from kick-off at the King Power ...

19.50

Saturday night under the lights 🔦

The lads have been undergoing their pre-match warm-up as kick-off approaches in just 20 minutes ⏳

19.40
VOTE NOW
POLL: Line-ups are out, how confident are you feeling? 

POLL: Line-ups are out, how confident are you feeling? 

The results so far:

  • Three points in the bag, 2021 is going to be our year 
    44%
  • I'll settle for a draw ... 
    46%
  • I'm not confident, it's Leicester for me 
    10%

McCarthy is back 🌟

You guessed right Saints fans, Alex McCarthy is back in the starting line-up for tonight's fixture. Can we expect a clean sheet? 🤞

19.10

Leicester City team confirmed 

Starting XI: Schmeichel, Justin, Fofana, Evans, Tielemans, Vardy, Maddison, Albrighton, Barnes, Ndidi, Castagne. 

Subs: Ward, Söyüncü, Iheanacho, Pérez, Amartey, Ünder, Pereira, Mendy, Thomas.

19.00

SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED 😍

Starting XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bertrand, Stephens, Ward-Prowse, Adams, Armstrong, Smallbone, Diallo, Walcott, Bednarek. 

Subs: Forster, Long, Valery, Vokins, Nlundulu, Ferry, Tchaptchet, Watts, Chauke.

19.00

Away form 🔛📌

Saints could set a club top-flight record of 8️⃣consecutive away fixtures unbeaten if they avoid defeat at King Power Stadium today!

18.50

They’re very well organised. They want to play on the front foot, they want to press forward. They have quality throughout their team.

brendan rodgers
leicester city manager
18.31
VOTE NOW
POLL: After an impressive showing from Forster against Liverpool, who do you think we'll be seeing between the sticks tonight? ��

POLL: After an impressive showing from Forster against Liverpool, who do you think we'll be seeing between the sticks tonight? ��

The results so far:

  • Alex McCarthy
    80%
  • Fraser Forster
    20%

⏮⏮ 2020

Saints secured a late win at King Power Stadium last time out. Relive 90 minutes in 90 seconds ⏰

18.10

Team news 🔜

We're just 1️⃣ hour away from receiving today's team news. Who would you like to see in the starting XI?

18.00

STAT ATTACK 💥

Southampton are looking to keep four consecutive Premier League clean sheets for the first time since a run of six in January/February 2016. Saints have kept eight clean sheets in 17 Premier League games this season, just one fewer than they kept in 38 games last term.

17.40

A trip down memory lane 🎥

Back in January 2017, Saints stormed to a 3-0 victory over Leicester at St Mary's. How will they fare on the road? 👀

17.30

Everything you need to know 🤓

Scan through our Match Pack for a detailed preview of tonight's game, packed with latest news and all the key stats 🔢

17.20

WE KNEW THIS SEASON WE CAN HAVE MOMENTS WHERE WE HAVE A LOT OF YOUNG PLAYERS IN THE SQUAD. THE MORE THEY LEARN IN THE YOUTH, THE EASIER IT IS FOR ME.

RALPH HASENHÜTTL
southampton manager
17.10
VOTE NOW
SAINTS TRIVIA: Who netted the winning goal for Saints in the same fixture last January?

SAINTS TRIVIA: Who netted the winning goal for Saints in the same fixture last January?

The results so far:

  • Shane Long
    29%
  • Danny Ings
    51%
  • Stuart Armstrong
    13%
  • Moussa Djenepo
    7%
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MATCHDAY FOCUS: 💯 #saintsfc

16.28

Hear from the boss! 🎙

We caught up with Saints boss Ralph Hasenhüttl ahead of their trip to King Power Stadium. 

16.21

Welcome to King Power Stadium 😇

Hey Saints fans! Southampton are back in Premier League action as they travel to King Power Stadium, hoping to maintain their perfect start to 2021. A colourful history with today's opponents, this one is set to be a blast. Stay tuned for all the build-up, team news, match updates and live commentary! 

12.04

LEI vs SOU Line Ups

Leicester City

1
Kasper Schmeichel (GK) (C)
6
Jonny Evans
3
Wesley Fofana yellow card
replace Çaglar Söyüncü (53′)
27
Timothy Castagne
2
James Justin
10
James Maddison goal
replace Ayoze Pérez (77′)
25
Wilfred Ndidi
11
Marc Albrighton yellow card
8
Youri Tielemans
15
Harvey Barnes goal
9
Jamie Vardy
replace Kelechi Iheanacho (91′)
19
Cengiz Ünder
4
Çaglar Söyüncü
21
Ricardo Pereira
12
Danny Ward
33
Luke Thomas
18
Daniel Amartey
24
Nampalys Mendy
14
Kelechi Iheanacho
17
Ayoze Pérez

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
3
Ryan Bertrand yellow card
35
Jan Bednarek
5
Jack Stephens
27
Ibrahima Diallo yellow card
replace Yan Valery (87′)
20
William Smallbone
replace Daniel N'Lundulu (61′)
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
17
Stuart Armstrong
10
Che Adams
replace Shane Long (72′)
32
Theo Walcott
62
Allan Tchaptchet
72
Kgaogelo Chauke
65
Caleb Watts
18
Yan Valery
7
Shane Long
29
Jake Vokins
40
Daniel N'Lundulu
44
Fraser Forster
47
Will Ferry

LEI vs SOU Match Stats

Leicester City

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    47
    comparison angle
    53
  • Shots
    16
    comparison angle
    8
  • Shots on target
    5
    comparison angle
    3
  • Corners
    2
    comparison angle
    5
  • Passes Complete
    319
    comparison angle
    371

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Shots On Target
1
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
chances created
Chances Created
2
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
passes completed
Passes Completed
59
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
4
Ibrahima Diallo
Ibrahima Diallo
clearances
Clearances
3
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
saves
Saves
2
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy