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Saints stun Leicester

premier-league King Power Stadium | Sat 11 Jan 3PM | Attendance: 32,115
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LEI vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Praet's early opener quickly cancelled out by Armstrong's leveller
  • Southampton have a second half penalty overruled by VAR
  • Ings strikes late on with his 16th of the season
  • Saints make it six unbeaten with a third straight away victory

MATCH REPORT: Leicester City 1-2 Southampton

Read our match report from Saints' stunning victory at King Power Stadium. 

17.22

FULL TIME: Leicester City 1-2 Southampton

What a result! 🙌Saints extend their unbeaten run to six and pick up a third successive away victory in the Premier League. Strikes from Stuart Armstrong and Danny Ings the difference. GET IN THERE! 👊

+3’

Saints dig in

We're deep into stoppage time and the visitors are digging in for what would be a mightily impressive victory on the road. 

+1’

Southampton substitution: Oriol Romeu replaces Nathan Redmond

A final change, as Romeu replaces Redmond for the closing stages. 

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90’

VAR Decision: Goal awarded for Leicester City [Jonny Evans] was cancelled

Evans is clearly offside so the goal is chalked off. Saints stay in the lead! 🙌

Heartbreak for Saints 💔

Maddison's free-kick is headed home by Evans, but is he offside? VAR will look at this...

89’

GOAL

Jonny Evans (89’) | 2 2

86’

Iheanacho denied!

McCarthy is called upon again, as he makes himself big to push away Iheanacho's poked finish. 

84’

Gray goes close

Almost a quick reply from the hosts as Gray cuts inside and shoots, but McCarthy clears away with his legs. 

83’

So close to three!

Leicester are caught on the break and it's two on one for the visitors, but when Ings collects Redmond's pass his shot is brilliantly tipped around the post by Schmeichel. 

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

HE'S DONE IT AGAIN!

He's been denied on several occasions this afternoon, but he finally gets the better of Schmeichel. Adams's through ball is perfectly collected by the Saints number nine, who notches his 16th of the season! 

80’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (80’) | 1 2

78’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Stuart Armstrong

An attacking sub from Hasenhüttl, as Djenepo replaces goal scorer Armstrong. 

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77’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Shane Long

A first substitution for Saints, as Adams takes to the field in place of Long. 

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77’

Leicester City substitution: Youri Tielemans replaces Dennis Praet

A final change for the hosts as Tielemans replaces Praet. 

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Top support 👏

The boys in grey and yellow are being superbly backed by over 1,000 travelling supporters in the East Midlands. 

72’

Yellow Card for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton)

The Saints captain chops down Gray on the right and goes into the referee's book for a cynical foul. 

71’

Saints remain on the offensive

Hasenhüttl's side continue to charge forward in search of a second, but it somehow remains 1-1 for now.

64’

VAR Decision: Penalty awarded for Southampton [Shane Long] was cancelled

But wait, the dreaded VAR lines are brought out to check if Long was offside in the build-up and after some delay, the penalty is overruled and Söyüncü's yellow card is also revoked. No penalty and play continues. 

67’

Leicester City substitution: Demarai Gray replaces Ayoze Pérez Gutiérrez

A second swap of the day for the hosts as Gray comes on for Pérez. 

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66’

Offside denies Leicester again!

For the second time this afternoon, Leicester are denied by the offside flag as Iheanacho bundles home from close range - but from an offside position. 

63’

PENALTY SAINTS!

Armstrong plays Long through and goal but before he can shoot he's bundled over by Söyüncü and Lee Mason wastes no time in pointing to the spot!

61’

Armstrong spurns the chance for a second

Good build-up from Saints sees Redmond play the ball into the path of Armstrong on the edge of the box, but he slices his shot high and wide. 

59’

An injury delay

Play is stopped for a few minutes as Long receives some treatment for a wrist injury, but the Irishman looks okay to continue. 

57’

Leicester City substitution: Kelechi Iheanacho replaces Harvey Barnes

A first change of the afternoon for the hosts as Iheanacho - fresh from scoring in the Carabao Cup in midweek - replaces Barnes. 

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Not Ings's day (so far)...

2️⃣ great Schmeichel saves

2️⃣ attempts off the crossbar

53’

Evans denied by McCarthy ❌

Evans's header from a Maddison corner is well palmed away by McCarthy. 

51’

Leicester look to get going

With some support from the home crowd, the hosts are starting to enjoy some territory as they win their first corner of the match. 

47’

Off the line! 😱

Saints continue their assault on the Leicester goal immediately. Schmeichel completely misses Bertrand's wide free-kick delivery forcing Stephens to react and turn and effort on goal, but Söyüncü is perfectly placed to clear away from his own goal line. 

45’

Back under way!

James Maddison gets this second half up and running. 

HALF TIME: Leicester City 1-1 Southampton

Saints have been fantastic in the first half and will feel they should be ahead at the break. The hosts took the lead with their only meaningful attempt on goal of the half through Praet, but were quickly pegged back by Armstrong. The rest of the opening 45 minutes was dominated by Southampton, with Ings twice hitting the woodwork. 

43’

Ings off the bar! AGAIN! 

How has the Saints man not got a goal in this opening 45 minutes? The ball falls to Ings in the box and he instinctively swivels and fires a rasping effort at goal, but it cannons back off the crossbar with Schmeichel left well beaten. 

42’

Ings off the bar! 😫

Armstrong's low cross from the right is a delicious one to the front post where Ings is placed, but his delicate attempted shot comes back off the crossbar!

41’

Outfoxed Foxes

So far, the hosts haven't been able to get going in this one, with Southampton's relentless press keeping the hosts at arm's length. 

37’

Long goes for goal

Saints work the ball nicely again and Long has possession on the left-hand side of the box, but despite having four in the box he goes for goal which is a simple save for Schmeichel. 

35’

Blocked by the wall

Ward-Prowse of course goes for goal, but it cannons off the wall and away from danger. 

34’

A free-kick in Ward-Prowse territory

Redmond is chopped down by Choudhury just outside the D of the box. Ward-Prowse is over the ball...

31’

Vardy ruled out by the offside flag

Højbjerg's attempted pass is blocked and it falls perfectly into the path of Vardy who races through and scores, but he was stood in an offside position and the 'goal' is correctly chalked off. 

28’

Højbjerg forces another save!

The visitors have Leicester on the back foot at the moment, as Højbjerg's dipping strike from range has to be clawed away by Schmeichel, who's been by far the busier of the two keepers so far.

From Stu, with love 😘

The Saints midfielder opens his account for the campaign. 

25’

Ings heads wide

Saints are flying forward at the moment, with Bertrand's ball to the front post glanced behind by Ings, although the last touch looked like it might have come off of Jonny Evans. 

GOALSCORER 17 Stuart Armstrong

WHAT A RESPONSE!!

Long's ball to the back post finds Armstrong, who cuts onto his left foot and fires a strike that nestles into the back of the net courtesy of a big deflection off of Maddison that leaves Schmeichel with no chance. GET IN THERE!! 🙌

18’

GOOOAL!!!

Stuart Armstrong (18’) | 1 1

18’

Barnes with a tame effort

Leicester are moving the ball around confidently, with Barnes looking to curl a strike into the far corner following a sweeping move. The shot is tame, though, and an easy one for McCarthy to collect. 

15’

Yellow Card for Stuart Armstrong (Southampton)

The Scotsman goes into the book for a foul on Chilwell as he galloped forward. 

Praet breaks the deadlock

It's Leicester's first shot on goal, but it's emphatically taken. Pérez's ball over the top sets Vardy in on the left, and his pinpoint ball to the back post is ideal for Praet to fire home his first Foxes goal. 

13’

GOAL

Dennis Praet (13’) | 1 0

11’

Chances at a premium

We're past the 10-minute mark and Southampton are the only side to have registered an attempt on goal, with Ings's big chance being saved by Schmeichel. The hosts are yet to get in behind the visitors. 

7’

HUGE chance for Ings! 😱

The Saints striker latches onto a loose ball and bundles his way past Söyüncü to leave himself one-on-one with Schmeichel, but the Dane stands tall to keep out Ings's effort, with the rebound also saved. A BIG chance goes begging...

5’

Barnes the early outlet

Plenty of Leicester's early play is coming down the left, needing Barnes to be closely monitored by Cédric and Armstrong. 

3’

Early Saints possession

It's a bright start from the visitors, who enjoy some good early territory and possession, with everyone getting an early touch. 

0’

⏱ Kick-off!

We're under way in the East Midlands. Come on you Saints! 😇

🔟 minutes until kick-off!

The warm-ups are complete and it's Premier League action next up! 

14.50

Snapped by Moussa! 📸

Moussa Djenepo messes around pitch side after arriving at King Power Stadium. 

14.28

One change from Spurs outing

Ralph Hasenhüttl makes one change to the starting XI that started against Tottenham last time out in the Premier League, with Shane Long coming in for Moussa Djenepo,

14.04

Suited and booted 👔

Take a look as Saints arrived at King Power Stadium ready for action.

14.09
VOTE NOW
Happy with today's starting eleven?

Happy with today's starting eleven?

The results so far:

  • Yes
    93%
  • No
    7%

Leicester lineup confirmed

Starting XI: Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Söyüncü, Chilwell; Praet, Choudhury; Barnes, Maddison, Pérez; Vardy. 

Subs: Ward, Justin, Benkovic, Tielemans, Albrighton, Gray, Iheanacho.

14.02

🚨 TEAMSHEET 🚨

Starting XI: McCarthy; Cédric, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand; Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse; Armstrong, Redmond; Long, Ings.

Subs: Gunn, Yoshida, Romeu, Boufal, Djenepo, Obafemi, Adams.

14.00
Southampton FC

💛 MATCHDAY in the Midlands 🖤 Plenty at stake 👊 #saintsfc

13.52

Pre-match focus: 💯

Team news will be with us at 2pm GMT, but Saints have arrived at King Power Stadium.

13.46

POLL RESULT: Congrats to the 39% 👏

Well done to those of you who voted for Shane Long. It was the Irishman who scored the winner at Leicester last season, with James Ward-Prowse opening the scoring from the penalty spot. 

13.39

Back in 🖤💛

Saints are back in their dark grey and yellow away kit at Leicester. The last time it was worn, Southampton ran out 2-0 victors at Chelsea on Boxing Day. 

13.10

🦊🆚😇

The stage is set! The King Power Stadium is ready for this afternoon's Premier League meeting. Can Saints come out on top for a second season in succession? 

12.59
Photo by Matt Watson

Valery still absent 🤕

Saints will still be without Yan Valery for the trip to the East Midlands, as the full-back continues to recover from a viral infection. Otherwise, it's a fully fit squad for Ralph Hasenhüttl to choose from. 

12.54
Southampton FC

Taking the #PL by storm ⚡️ #saintsfc

12.24

The boss previews today's clash 🎥

Team news, maintaining momentum and looking to make amends for the reverse fixture defeat back in October. Watch our pre-match interview with manager Ralph Hasenhüttl.

12.11
VOTE NOW
Saints came out on top 2-1 in this exact fixture last season, but who scored the winner?

Saints came out on top 2-1 in this exact fixture last season, but who scored the winner?

The results so far:

  • Nathan Redmond
    30%
  • Shane Long
    39%
  • Oriol Romeu
    4%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    22%
  • Stuart Armstrong
    4%

Every game is difficult, but when we go somewhere we always feel good. our fans are with us, and we want to show them a very good performance."

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
12.05

💛🖤 MATCHDAY! 💛🖤

Saints return to Premier League action with a trip to the King Power Stadium, looking to improve on their five match unbeaten run in all competitions. For the hosts, they'll be looking to keep some sort of pressure on top of the pile Liverpool. 

15.09

LEI vs Saints Line Ups

Leicester City

1
Kasper Schmeichel (GK) (C)
21
Ricardo Pereira
3
Ben Chilwell
4
Çaglar Söyüncü
6
Jonny Evans
15
Harvey Barnes
replace Kelechi Iheanacho (58′)
17
Ayoze Pérez
replace Demarai Gray (67′)
26
Dennis Praet goal
replace Youri Tielemans (77′)
10
James Maddison
20
Hamza Choudhury
9
Jamie Vardy
7
Demarai Gray
8
Youri Tielemans
14
Kelechi Iheanacho
11
Marc Albrighton
16
Filip Benkovic
2
James Justin
12
Danny Ward

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
21
Ryan Bertrand
5
Jack Stephens
35
Jan Bednarek
2
Cédric Soares
17
Stuart Armstrong yellow card goal
replace Moussa Djenepo (78′)
16
James Ward-Prowse
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C) yellow card
22
Nathan Redmond
replace Oriol Romeu (92′)
7
Shane Long
replace Che Adams (78′)
9
Danny Ings yellow card goal
12
Moussa Djenepo
10
Che Adams
14
Oriol Romeu
28
Angus Gunn
20
Michael Obafemi
19
Sofiane Boufal
3
Maya Yoshida

LEI vs Saints Match Stats

Leicester City

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    58
    comparison angle
    42
  • Shots
    5
    comparison angle
    16
  • Shots on target
    5
    comparison angle
    10
  • Corners
    2
    comparison angle
    4
  • Passes Complete
    331
    comparison angle
    181

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
shots on target
Shots On Target
5
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
chances created
Chances Created
3
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
passes completed
Passes Completed
29
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
tackles
Tackles
4
Cédric
Cédric
clearances
Clearances
3
Cédric
Cédric
saves
Saves
4
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy