Saints vs LEI
Matchday Uncovered: Saints vs Leicester
Go behind the scenes of Southampton's Premier League home game against Leicester City.
Video: Ward-Prowse nets great goal against Leicester
James Ward-Prowse scores in Southampton's 3-0 win against Leicester City at St Mary's in the Premier League.
Highlights: Saints 3-0 Leicester
Watch highlights from Southampton's 3-0 win against Leicester City at St Mary's in the Premier League.
90 in 90: Saints 3-0 Leicester
Watch 90-second highlights from Southampton's win against Leicester City at St Mary's.
Puel confirms Saints' new captains
Steven Davis named Club Captain, with Virgil van Dijk taking on the role of Team Captain.
Gallery: Saints 3-0 Leicester
View the best of the images from the win over the Foxes.
Video: Puel on victory against the Foxes
Claude Puel gives us his verdict on the 3-0 win against Leicester City.
Puel: We deserved this win
Claude Puel pleased for his players as they beat Leicester City.
Video: Rodriguez on win over Foxes
Watch Jay Rodriguez speak after Southampton's 3-0 win over Leicester.
Video: Ward-Prowse on win over Leicester
We spoke to James Ward-Prowse following Southampton's 3-0 win against Leicester City. Find out what he had to say in the video above.
Ward-Prowse: We won the battle
Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse says Saints were rewarded for their efforts early in the match against Leicester.
Rodriguez thrilled for Ward-Prowse
Jay Rodriguez speaks about James Ward-Prowse after his goal against Leicester.
Rodriguez: An ideal result
Jay Rodriguez speaks after Southampton's 3-0 win over Leicester.
We needed that, says Tadić
Dušan Tadić felt Southampton showed their determination to beat Leicester City.
Saints see off Leicester at St Mary's
Read our report from Southampton's game against Leicester City in the Premier League.
Tadić: Let's build momentum again
Dušan Tadić says Southampton must build momentum again, starting with Leicester City on Sunday.
Tadić: We need to beat them
Dušan Tadić is expecting an open encounter when Southampton meet Leicester City.
Video: Tadić on Foxes test
Watch as Dušan Tadić looks ahead to the Premier League clash against Leicester City at St Mary's.
Puel: We must take our chances
Claude Puel hoping Southampton can take confidence from their last Leicester City encounter.
Match Preview: Saints vs Leicester
Get the lowdown ahead of Sundays Premier League clash at St Mary's.
Ranieri: We must concentrate and be aggressive
Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has told his players to be at their best against Southampton on Sunday.
Saints vs LEI As It Happened
Key moments so far
- James Ward-Prowse puts Saints ahead in the 26th minute
- Jay Rodriguez doubles the advantage before half time
- Dušan Tadić scores a late penalty for 3-0
- Virgil van Dijk forced off through injury ten minutes into the second half
Full Time analysis
Saints see off Leicester with a comfortable success at St Mary's. James Ward-Prowse and Jay Rodriguez each struck in the first half, which were added to by a late penalty from Dušan Tadić.13.54
Southampton 3-0 Leicester City
Long heads over
The striker reaches up meet Ward-Prowse's cross, but loops his header just over the bar.
Four minutes added on
Stoppage time allocated by the match officials.
Redmond draw save from Schmeichel
Bertrand swings a good cross into the area which is cleared as far as Redmond, whose low shot is pushed away by the Leicester 'keeper.
So close again
Ward-Prowse's bending delivery into the area is almost finished by Long who beat Schmeichel to the ball, but it scuffs off his leg and out of play.
Dušan Tadić converts the penalty to make it 3-0.
Dušan Tadić (85’) | 3 – 0
Penalty to Saints!
Long bursts into the area and is bundles over by Morgan for a spot kick to the hosts.
Cédric in action
The defender takes the game to Leicester in the second half at St Mary's.
Fuchs fires wide
The defender looks for the target from distance, but his effort flies wide of the left post.
Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Jay Rodriguez
Saints make their final change of the afternoon.
Redmond curls wide
Smart play between England trio Rodriguez, Ward-Prowse and Redmond, with the latter bending a shot wide of the right post.
Dušan Tadić's free-kick goes into the Leicester net via Wes Morgan, but a foul is given against Saints.
Southampton substitution: Jordy Clasie replaces Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Morgan shoots over
The Foxes defender somehow misses the target from close range after Robert Huth nodded it down to him inside the area.
Romeu takes aim
A neat move ends with the Spaniard going for goal, and his strike deflects wickedly off Ndidi, but ends up with Schmeichel.
Drinkwater shoots over
The Foxes midfielder hits a volley from distance which flies over the crossbar.
The striker climbs to meet a cross and his effort falls into the grateful arms of Schmeichel.
Leicester City substitution: Ahmed Musa replaces Shinji Okazaki
Second change for the Foxes
Ward-Prowse shoots over
The England Under-21 man receives the ball in field from Redmond, but can't keep his effort down from the edge of the area.
Højbjerg goes close
The midfielder picks up a loose pass from Schmeichel but can't make the most of the opportunity as he fires wide from a one-on-one opportunity.
Albrighton hits one
The Leicester substitute takes an ambitious shot from distance which Forster watches the whole way as he collects comfortably.
Southampton substitution: Jack Stephens replaces Virgil Van Dijk
A first change for the hosts enforced through injury.
Van Dijk down again
The skipper struggles to move after making a clearance and receives treatment to his foot again just outside of the area.
Van Dijk returns to the action as Saints defend well to deny another drive forward from Vardy.
Van Dijk stays down
The defender does well to clear under pressure from Vardy who fouls him, and the Dutchman stays down to receive treatment
Højbjerg goes close
The Dane receives Dušan Tadić's cross from the left, and he drills a shot across the face of goal.
Leicester take kick-off
The Foxes get the match re-started.
The start of the second 45 about to get under way
Leicester City substitution: Marc Albrighton replaces Nampalys Mendy
First change for the visitors
There's a crowd of 30,548 - including 2,614 away supporters - inside St Mary's this afternoon.
Half Time analysis
Saints lead 2-0 at the break thanks to two smartly taken goals, and they might have scored more too, but the clean sheet so far will also be well-received.
Southampton 2-0 Leicester City
Vardy drives towards goal
The Leicester forward tries to force a late opening but the ball runs out of play.
Two minutes of stoppage time
An extra two minutes are allocated by the fourth official
Another dangerous delivery
Ward-Prowse's corner is only partially cleared, and Leicester struggle to clear their lines.
Gray shoots high and wide
Leicester break quickly down the left once more on the counter, and again Demarai Gray takes aim, but his effort flies wide.
Rodriguez doubles the lead!
The striker takes advantage of the resulting free-kick not being cleared properly, and he smashes in at the left post.
Jay Rodriguez (38’) | 2 – 0
Concern for Højbjerg
The Saints man clashes with Nampalys Mendy in midfield and the pair require treatment as the game temporarily comes to a halt.
Gray fires over
The Leicester man cuts inside again, but can't keep his shot down.
Two corners in succession
Saints apply the pressure again with two teasing crosses which the Foxes manage to deal with, as Schmeichel punches clear the latter one.
The defender steps up in a dangerous position for the Foxes jus toutside the area, but his effort comes back off the Saints wall inside the box.
Højbjerg goes close
The midfielder looks for a quickfire second, but his low shot is deflected behind for a corner.
Neat link up between Redmond and Cédric sees the Portuguese play the ball into the path of Ward-Prowse who hits a first time shot into the left corner.
James Ward-Prowse (25’) | 1 – 0
Gray tests Forster
Demarai Gray cuts inside and hits a rising shot which Forster gathers at the second attempt.
Redmond forces the save
Neat build-up from Saints results in Tadić's low cross smashed towards the bottom corner by Redmond but Kasper Schnmeichel smothers it.
Højbjerg shoots over
The Dane sees the ball fall kindly to him outside of the area, but his shit is way off target.
Ndidi takes aim
The ball bounces around in the Saints half before it drops invitingly to Wilfred Ndidi, whose volleyed effort is comfortable for Forster.
Half chance for Foxes
Demarai Gray puts a cross in from the left which Drinkwater volleys, but his effort goes high and wide of Forster's goal.
Cédric delivers another teasing cross from the right which Rodriguez goes up for, but can't plant a firm header on as the ball goes behind for a goal kick.
Another opening for the hosts
More patient approach play leads to an opening down the left, with Bertrand cutting the ball back invitingly for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg to shoot, but his effort flies over.
Close from Redmond
Dušan Tadić's cross from the left finds Redmond inside the area, but his header goes over the crossbar.
Saints apply early pressure
The home side take the game to Leicester from the start with Cédric delivering a cross to the far post which is spilled by Schmeichel and eventually cleared by the Foxes defence.
Saints take kick-off
The hosts get the game under way, attacking he Northam stand for the first half12.00
Saints and Leicester take to the field at St Mary's for this afternoon's Premier League clash.11.56
Watch footage from St Mary's where the players are put through their paces for the final time ahead of kick-off this afternoon.11.51
Puel press conference
To take you up to kick-off, we hear from Claude Puel's press conference in midweek, where he looks ahead to today's game.11.40
Leicester team news
Starting XI: Schmeichel, Fuchs, Morgan, Huth, Simpson, Ndidi, Mendy, Gray, Drinkwater, Okazaki, Vardy.
Subs: Zieler, Chilwell, Musa, King, Albrighton, Kapustka, Benalouane11.07
Southampton team announced
Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Yoshida, Van Dijk, Bertrand, Højbjerg, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Tadić, Rodriguez
Subs: Taylor (GK), Clasie, Long, Martina, Stephens, McQueen, Sims11.05
TODAY IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP HERE AND WE ARE GOING TO TRY AND GET THREE POINTS. WE'RE ALWAYS VERY CONFIDENT WHEN WE PLAY, AND AT HOME EVEN MORE.CÉDRICSOUTHAMPTON DEFENDER
Watch as the Southampton players and staff make their ways into St Mary's ahead of today's game.09.25
Yoshida stars in SAINTS
There's a feature interview with Southampton defender Maya Yoshida inside today's edition of SAINTS. Order a copy from saintsmagazines.co.uk09.15
The Inside Track
Get the lowdown on Leicester City with insight from Leicester Mercury journalist, Rob Tanner. Read his thoughts on the Foxes' season here09.07
THEY KEEP POSSESSION OF THE BALL VERY WELL, THEY MOVE THE BALL QUICKLY. I REMEMBER THE FIRST GAME HERE, THEY DESERVED TO WIN, WE DREW, BUT THEY DESERVED TO WIN.CLAUDIO RANIERILEICESTER MANAGER ON SOUTHAMPTON
STEP BY STEP WE NEED TO FIND A GOOD EFFICIENCY AND BE CLINICAL ABOUT OUR GAMES TO REWARD ALL OUR GOOD WORK.CLAUDE PUELSOUTHAMPTON MANAGER
Tadić talks Leicester
Dušan Tadić looks ahead to this afternoon's game against The Foxes at St Mary's.08.52
Shane Long was also on target at St Mary's last Wednesday as Saints beat Norwich in the FA Cup. Watch the goal again here.08.42
Puel previews Foxes clash
Hear from Southampton boss Claude Puel as he discusses today's game against Leicester City.08.19
Watch back the goals when Shane Long netted twice in Southampton's 2-0 win over Leicester in November 2014.08.15
Get ready for today's game at St Mary's by watching our preview.08.02
Saints vs LEI Line Ups
Fraser Forster (GK)
Virgil van Dijk (C)Jack Stephens (55′)
Pierre-Emile HøjbjergJordy Clasie (73′)
Jay RodriguezShane Long (80′)
Kasper Schmeichel (GK)
Wes Morgan (C)
Shinji OkazakiAhmed Musa (63′)
Nampalys MendyMarc Albrighton (45′)
Saints vs LEI Match Stats
Shots on target72