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Saints see off Foxes

premier-league St Mary's Stadium | Sun 22 Jan 12PM | Attendance: 30,548
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Saints vs LEI
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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
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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
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FULL TIME

Southampton 3-0 Leicester City

+2’

Long heads over

The striker reaches up meet Ward-Prowse's cross, but loops his header just over the bar.

+1’

Four minutes added on

Stoppage time allocated by the match officials.

90’

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.

88’

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.

GOALSCORER 11 Dušan Tadić

Tadić scores!

Dušan Tadić converts the penalty to make it 3-0.

85’

GOOOAL!!!

Dušan Tadić (85’) | 3 0

84’

Penalty to Saints!

Long bursts into the area and is bundles over by Morgan for a spot kick to the hosts.

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Cédric in action

The defender takes the game to Leicester in the second half at St Mary's.

81’

Fuchs fires wide

The defender looks for the target from distance, but his effort flies wide of the left post.

79’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Jay Rodriguez

Saints make their final change of the afternoon.

76’

Redmond curls wide

Smart play between England trio Rodriguez, Ward-Prowse and Redmond, with the latter bending a shot wide of the right post.

75’

Goal disallowed

Dušan Tadić's free-kick goes into the Leicester net via Wes Morgan, but a foul is given against Saints.

72’

Southampton substitution: Jordy Clasie replaces Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

72’

Morgan shoots over

The Foxes defender somehow misses the target from close range after Robert Huth nodded it down to him inside the area.

70’

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.

69’

Drinkwater shoots over

The Foxes midfielder hits a volley from distance which flies over the crossbar.

66’

Rodriguez header

The striker climbs to meet a cross and his effort falls into the grateful arms of Schmeichel.

62’

Leicester City substitution: Ahmed Musa replaces Shinji Okazaki

Second change for the Foxes

61’

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.

60’

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.

57’

Albrighton hits one

The Leicester substitute takes an ambitious shot from distance which Forster watches the whole way as he collects comfortably.

54’

Southampton substitution: Jack Stephens replaces Virgil Van Dijk

A first change for the hosts enforced through injury.

54’

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.

52’

Play resumes

Van Dijk returns to the action as Saints defend well to deny another drive forward from Vardy.

49’

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

46’

Højbjerg goes close

The Dane receives Dušan Tadić's cross from the left, and he drills a shot across the face of goal.

45’

Leicester take kick-off

The Foxes get the match re-started.

HT

Players return

The start of the second 45 about to get under way

HT

Leicester City substitution: Marc Albrighton replaces Nampalys Mendy

First change for the visitors

HT

Attendance announced

There's a crowd of 30,548 - including 2,614 away supporters - inside St Mary's this afternoon.

First half action

View a selection of the best images from the opening 45 minutes at St Mary's.

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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.

+2’

HALF TIME

Southampton 2-0 Leicester City

+1’

Vardy drives towards goal

The Leicester forward tries to force a late opening but the ball runs out of play.

45’

Two minutes of stoppage time

An extra two minutes are allocated by the fourth official

45’

Another dangerous delivery

Ward-Prowse's corner is only partially cleared, and Leicester struggle to clear their lines.

41’

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.

GOALSCORER 9 Jay Rodriguez

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.

38’

GOOOAL!!!

Jay Rodriguez (38’) | 2 0

37’

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.

36’

Gray fires over

The Leicester man cuts inside again, but can't keep his shot down.

35’

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.

31’

Fuchs free-kick

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.

27’

Højbjerg goes close

The midfielder looks for a quickfire second, but his low shot is deflected behind for a corner.

GOALSCORER 16 James Ward-Prowse

Ward-Prowse scores!

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.

25’

GOOOAL!!!

James Ward-Prowse (25’) | 1 0

19’

Gray tests Forster

Demarai Gray cuts inside and hits a rising shot which Forster gathers at the second attempt.

18’

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.

17’

Højbjerg shoots over

The Dane sees the ball fall kindly to him outside of the area, but his shit is way off target.

16’

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.

13’

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.

13’

Rodriguez rises

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.

9’

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.

6’

Close from Redmond

Dušan Tadić's cross from the left finds Redmond inside the area, but his header goes over the crossbar.

2’

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 half

12.00

Teams out

Saints and Leicester take to the field at St Mary's for this afternoon's Premier League clash.

11.56

Warm-ups complete

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, Benalouane

11.07

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, Sims

11.05

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.

CÉDRIC
SOUTHAMPTON DEFENDER
10.41

Training at Staplewood

Take a look through images from earlier this week as Southampton prepared for this afternoon's game at Staplewood Campus .

10.35

The scene is set

Take a look through our images of the scenes at St Mary's as the players arrived here a little earlier.

09.45

They've arrived!

Watch as the Southampton players and staff make their ways into St Mary's ahead of today's game.

09.25
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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.uk

09.15
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The Inside Track

Get the lowdown on Leicester City with insight from Leicester Mercury journalist, Rob Tanner. Read his thoughts on the Foxes' season here

09.07

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 RANIERI
LEICESTER MANAGER ON SOUTHAMPTON
09.02

STEP BY STEP WE NEED TO FIND A GOOD EFFICIENCY AND BE CLINICAL ABOUT OUR GAMES TO REWARD ALL OUR GOOD WORK.

CLAUDE PUEL
SOUTHAMPTON MANAGER
09.00

Tadić talks Leicester

Dušan Tadić looks ahead to this afternoon's game against The Foxes at St Mary's.

08.52

Midweek highlights

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

Classic encounter

Watch back the goals when Shane Long netted twice in Southampton's 2-0 win over Leicester in November 2014.

08.15

It's matchday

Get ready for today's game at St Mary's by watching our preview.

08.02

Saints vs LEI Line Ups

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
2
Cédric Soares
3
Maya Yoshida
17
Virgil van Dijk (C)
replace Jack Stephens (55′)
21
Ryan Bertrand
14
Oriol Romeu
16
James Ward-Prowse goal
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
replace Jordy Clasie (73′)
11
Dusan Tadic goal
22
Nathan Redmond
9
Jay Rodriguez goal
replace Shane Long (80′)
15
Cuco Martina
4
Jordy Clasie
24
Jack Stephens
28
Stuart Taylor
38
Sam McQueen
7
Shane Long
39
Josh Sims

Leicester City

1
Kasper Schmeichel (GK)
6
Robert Huth
17
Danny Simpson
28
Christian Fuchs
5
Wes Morgan (C) yellow card
4
Daniel Drinkwater
20
Shinji Okazaki
replace Ahmed Musa (63′)
25
Wilfred Ndidi
24
Nampalys Mendy
replace Marc Albrighton (45′)
22
Demarai Gray
9
Jamie Vardy
14
Bartosz Kapustka
3
Ben Chilwell
21
Ron-Robert Zieler
11
Marc Albrighton
7
Ahmed Musa
10
Andy King
29
Yohan Benalouane

Saints vs LEI Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Leicester City
  • Possession (%)
    60
    comparison angle
    40
  • Shots
    20
    comparison angle
    11
  • Shots on target
    7
    comparison angle
    2
  • Corners
    7
    comparison angle
    2
  • Passes Complete
    362
    comparison angle
    200

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
chances created
Chances Created
3
Cédric
Cédric
passes completed
Passes Completed
49
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
tackles
Tackles
6
Cédric
Cédric
clearances
Clearances
10
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
saves
Saves
2
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster