LEI vs Saints
Ward-Prowse reflects on turnaround in fortunes
The Saints midfielder on how things have changed for him and the team under Ralph Hasenhüttl.
Long: Renewed optimism
Saints edge clear of the drop zone after Leicester victory.
Hasenhüttl pleased by Ward-Prowse and Long displays
Saints boss on the goalscorers at Leicester.
Long: Goal drought was hard
Striker admits long wait to get off the mark was not easy.
Highlights: Leicester 1-2 Saints
The best of the action from King Power Stadium.
90 in 90: Leicester 1-2 Saints
The key moments from the victory at King Power Stadium.
Video: Long's delight after scoring in Leicester win
Striker reflects on first goal of the season at the King Power Stadium.
Long hails "special effort"
Saints' match-winner pays tribute to squad spirit.
Gallery: Leicester City 1-2 Saints
The best images from a crucial win at Leicester.
Video: Hasenhüttl on important Leicester win
Watch the full interview with the Saints boss.
Hasenhüttl's praise for valiant display
Saints boss on an important win at Leicester.
Ten-man Saints win at Leicester
Ward-Prowse and Long on target as Saints hold on for victory.
Hasenhüttl on keys to Leicester game
Saints boss on what his side needs to do at King Power Stadium.
Match Pack: Leicester vs Saints
Get set for Saturday's Premier League game with our preview.
Inside Track: Leicester
The Leicester Mercury's Rob Tanner gives the Foxes lowdown.
Video: Hasenhüttl's Leicester preview
Watch our interview with the boss ahead of Saturday's game.
Hasenhüttl pleased with week's work
Saints boss on having had a full week to prepare for Leicester.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl pre-Leicester
Watch as the manager speaks with the written media ahead of Leicester.
Austin banned for two games
Saints striker to miss Leicester and Derby matches.
Tactical Watch: Angus Gunn
Sam Tighe analyses what the young goalkeeper brings to his position.
Saints tune up for Leicester
View our images from Thursday's training session at Staplewood.
Ings and Obafemi remain sidelined
Forward pairing to miss Leicester City trip
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl speaks ahead of Leicester
Saints boss previews Foxes trip.
LEI vs Saints As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints produce a superb defensive display to secure all three points.
- James Ward-Prowse's penalty gave the visitors the lead in the first half.
- Yan Valery was sent off before Shane Long made it 2-0 ahead of the break.
- Wilfred Ndidi pulled one back but Saints held firm after that under an onslaught.
YESSSSSSS!!!!!! FULL TIME: Leicester 1-2 Saints
What a vital victory that could be! Ralph Hasenhüttl's ten men dig in to secure all three points against Leicester at King Power Stadium.16.54
Ndidi heads past the post
Ndidi meets Maddison's corner at the front post but his header drifts wide. We're nearly there,
What a battling display this has been from Saints
Rock solid at the back in face of heavy pressure. Jan Bednarek goes down inside the box and Redmond batters the ball away for a throw-in. Four minutes added.
Gray's dangerous cross comes to nothing
Demarai Gray flashes a cross towards Barnes and he sees his deflected shot go out off Stephens for a corner which is easily cleared.
Frustrating growing for the Foxes
Chilwell's clipped cross is headed out by Vestergaard and Maddison can't keep his volley down.
Maddison curls an effort over the bar
Chilwell's cross is cleared as far as Maddison by Targett, who steadies himself before looking to curl the ball past McCarthy. Thankfully it's comfortably over the bar.
Into the final 1️⃣5️⃣
It's been all Leicester for a long time here now at King Power Stadium. Dig in there, Saints!
Vardy heads well wide
Maddison works space for a superb cross from the right but Vardy looks to glance it into the far corner and gets his angles all wrong.
Patient from the hosts before a chance
It's one-way traffic at the moment. Ricardo sends in a deep cross after patient build-up, Barnes is waiting but Cédric does well to see it behind.
Penalty appeal turned down
Maddison's clever, disguised pass is in towards Vardy and he goes down with no contact at all. No penalty and rightly so!
Saints under pressure
The visitors are having to hold firm with Leicester coming forward after Ndidi's goal, but Redmond does well to win a free-kick after being challenged by Ricardo.
Ndidi taps home
Wilfred Ndidi converts from close range after Ricardo gets to the byline down the right and cuts the ball back to him following good work from Gray and Maddison.
Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi (57’) | 1 – 2
Maddison's free-kick hits the wall
Maddison and Chilwell are both over the ball and it's the former Norwich City man who hits it. His effort is low off the Saints wall and he follows up with a volley that is always rising over.
Yellow Card for Jack Stephens (Southampton)
Stephens is shown a yellow card for a challenge on Maddison on the edge of the box in a promising position.
Smart stop from McCarthy
Maguire takes aim from the edge of the area and it takes a deflection on the way through, but McCarthy pushes it away.
Back under way in the second-half
Let's do this together! Down to ten men but with a 2-0 lead to preserve. Leicester have got the second-half under way at King Power Stadium.
HALF TIME: Leicester 0-2 Saints
What an action-packed half. James Ward-Prowse put Saints in front, Yan Valery is sent off on the stroke of half time but Shane Long then doubles our advantage before the break. 😇
A long Alex McCarthy ball sees Nampalys Mendy flick a header into the path of Long who then battles his way into the box before a delightful finish past Kasper Schmeichel.
Shane Long (+1’) | 0 – 2
Red Card for Yan Valery (Southampton)
Having already been booked, the 19-year-old sees red after pulling down Marc Albrighton which gives referee Michael Oliver no choice.
Choudhury's shot deflects out
Maddison slides the ball across to Choudhury and his powerful drive deflects off Vestergaard to force a Leicester City corner.
Valery has a chance thwarted
Matt Targett's deep cross finds Yan Valery at the back post who controls it but can't quite get it out of his feet and Leicester can clear.
Maguire's header comfortable for McCarthy
Maddison to Maguire. It's another corner for Leicester who are starting to build up some pressure but the header is straight down Alex McCarthy's throat.
Brilliant from Bednarek!
Wes Morgan looks to have levelled from the resulting free-kick for the Foxes but Jan Bednarek clears it off the line superbly. 👏
Yellow Card for Yan Valery (Southampton)
It's been a battle between Yan Valery and Ben Chilwell and both are booked after a challenge which sees the players clash.
Maguire heads wide
Harry Maguire has the first effort on goal for the hosts. Ben Chilwell stands the ball up and the England international centre-back can't steer it on target from near the penalty spot.
Well worked move by Leicester
Nice combination play from the hosts, but James Maddison plays the ball in behind for Wilfred Ndidi and he's in an offside position.
Stephens header saved well by Schmeichel
James Ward-Prowse sends in a corner, Jack Stephens finds a yard of space in the box for a free header and his powerful header is saved well by Kasper Schmeichel.
Valery goes down under a challenge
Yan Valery prods the ball past Ben Chilwell just inside the area and goes down under a challenge but doesn't appeal for a penalty. Leicester looking to get the youngster booked for simulation
Dead-ball specialist! James Ward-Prowse converts from the spot after Shane Long had been brought down in the box by Nampalys Mendy.
Maddison corner cleared
Hamza Choudhury wins a corner after persistence down the right but James Maddison swings it in and it's punched out by Alex McCarthy.
Leicester are looking to respond to James Ward-Prowse's penalty, with Maddison looking a threat but they haven't been able to build up any true momentum thus far.
GET IN THERE, PROWSEY
James Ward-Prowse steps up, Schmeichel guesses the right way but the finish to his right is too emphatic and Saints lead. 👏
James Ward-Prowse (10’) | 0 – 1
PENALTY TO SAINTS!
Shane Long goes down under a challenge from Mendy and it's a penalty!!
Saints go on an incisive break
Nathan Redmond sprints away and is one on one with Maguire, with Stuart Armstrong in support to his left. He finds him and his shot deflects out for a corner after good covering play from Mendy. James Ward-Prowse's delivery headed wide by Shane Long
Chance for Armstrong
Oriol Romeu dispossess Ben Chilwell and Stuart Armstrong takes up the ball before dragging a low shot from the edge of the box just wide with Hamza Choudhury in attendance.
The hosts advance forward
Ricardo finds Choudhury in midfield and his ball on to Maddison looks like it might cause a problem but his run is thwarted.
Valery catches Chilwell
Nathan Redmond advances down the right and looks to cut the ball back towards James Ward-Prowse, before the ball comes loose and Valery catches Chilwell.
We're under way
Saints kick us off here at the King Power Stadium. Let's go....
Ward-Prowse speaks ahead of Foxes clash
Get the thoughts of James Ward-Prowse as we countdown to kick-off against Leicester City at King Power Stadium.14.23
Leicester line-up as follows...🦊
Starting XI: Schmeichel, Ricardo, Morgan (c), Maguire, Chilwell, Ndidi, Mendy, Choudhury, Maddison, Albrighton, Vardy.
4️⃣ changes from Chelsea
Ralph Hasenhüttl makes four changes from the 0-0 draw against Chelsea last time out in the Premier League...
➡ McCarthy, Targett, Stephens, Long
⬅ Gunn, Cédric, Yoshida, Ings.
The team news is in! 😇
Starting XI: McCarthy, Valery, Vestergaard, Stephens, Bednarek, Targett, Romeu (c), Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Redmond, Long.
Subs: Gunn, Cédric, Ramsay, Slattery, Sims, Elyounoussi, Gallagher.
it's a very important period of the season for us. we've had a good start under the new manager and we've been REJUVENATED as a team. they'll be looking for a reaction after their result last weekend and we want to put the things we didn't do right at derby.james ward-prowsesouthampton midfielder
It was Anders Svensson at the double!
Well done to the 24% of Saints fans who got it right! Anders Svensson was the man on target twice when we beat Leicester 4-0 back in December 2001.13.32
What can Saints expect from Leicester? 🕵️♂️
We got the Inside Track from Rob Tanner of the Leicester Mercury.11.24
WE HAVE THE QUALITY TO CREATE CHANCES AND SCORE GOALS, BUT TO GET A CLEAN SHEET WE HAVE TO TAKE 90 MINUTES WITH VERY CONCENTRATED DEFENSIVE WORK. THAT'S 100 PER CENT NECESSARY AGAINST LEICESTER.RALPH HASENHÜTTLsouthampton manager
Hasenhüttl previews Foxes clash
Watch our preview with the Saints boss ahead of today's meeting with Leicester City in the Premier League.11.06
Our first away Premier League clash of 2019, as Saints take on Claude Puel's Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, live updates and free audio commentary. Let's do this! 😇11.04
LEI vs Saints Line Ups
Kasper Schmeichel (GK)
Wes Morgan (C)
Nampalys MendyHarvey Barnes (45′)
Hamza ChoudhuryRachid Ghezzal (76′)
Marc AlbrightonDemarai Gray (45′)
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Oriol Romeu (C)
Nathan RedmondSam Gallagher (93′)
Shane LongCallum Slattery (76′)
Stuart ArmstrongCédric Soares (57′)
LEI vs Saints Match Stats
Shots on target63