Saints vs LEI
Tactical Watch: Return to Ralphball
Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe explains Saints' upturn in form.
Players make wage donation to Saints Foundation
First-team players and staff will give the money they earned on Friday to the charity.
Højbjerg determined to restore fans' faith
Skipper wants to put things right after Leicester loss.
Video: Højbjerg on Leicester defeat
Skipper delivers an honest assessment.
Højbjerg apologises after Leicester loss
Captain speaks from the heart.
Video: Hasenhüttl accepts responsibility
Manager takes blame for woeful Southampton performance.
Hasenhüttl: I take full responsibility
Hasenhüttl acknowledges woeful Saints performance.
Ten-man Saints fall to heavy home defeat
Rampant Leicester hit top gear to stun St Mary's.
Matchday Information: Leicester City
Find out what's happening around St Mary's for the Friday night game!
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl previews Leicester
Part two of the manager's pre-Leicester City media address.
Gallery: Finishing touches
Final preparations for Leicester clash take place at Staplewood.
Press Conference round-up: Leicester City
The key points from Thursday's press conference.
Video: Hasenhüttl previews Leicester test
The boss looks ahead to facing the high-flying Foxes.
Match Pack: Saints vs Leicester
All you need to know as Southampton host the Foxes.
Hasenhüttl: Our start is key
Boss wants Saints on the front foot at St Mary's.
SAINTS: No place like home for Ings
Striker provides an insight into his life off the pitch.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Leicester
The manager's pre-Leicester City press address.
Tactical Watch: Leicester
Sam Tighe on what Saints should expect from the Foxes.
Gallery: Saints prepare for Leicester
The best of the images from Wednesday's training.
Leicester tickets available
Make sure you secure your seats for Friday's clash.
Gallery: Saints gear up for St Mary's return
Tuesday's training pictures from Staplewood.
Quiz: Saints, Leicester, both or neither?
Test your knowledge ahead of Friday night's Premier League meeting.
Saints vs LEI As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Jamie Vardy compounds Saints misery with a fifth
- Ayoze Pérez nets a first-half brace
- Ben Chilwell and Youri Tielemans both score first-half goals
- Ryan Bertrand dismissed for a tackle on Ayoze Pérez
FULLT-TIME: Saints 0-9 Leicester City
Jamie Vardy completes his hat-trick from the penalty spot after being fouled by Jan Bednarek. A dreadful night for Saints.21.52
Insult to injury
James Maddison whips a free-kick around the wall and into the far corner.
James Maddison (84’) | 0 – 8
Chilwell bends wide
The full-back picked up the ball on the edge of the area from Maddison, opted to hit it first time, left-footed. Momentum carries it wide.
Good move by Saints ends up with a corner. Substitute Armstrong was released down the right by Redmond. Corner delivered by Ward-Prowse, a few attempts at goal, but ultimately nothing gained.
Evans misses from close range
James Maddison's corner found the feet of Pérez at the back post, who fired the ball back across the goal line, but Jonny Evans can't apply the finishing touch.
Redmond goes close
He races away from Jonny Evans, cuts inside onto his right foot and curls a shot goalward. Well saved by Schmeichel.
Redmond wins free-kick
The forward battled hard for that, surrounded by Leicester shirts. James Ward-Prowse is over the resulting dead ball, whips it around the wall but it's comfortably saved.
Vardy adds another
The striker heads home his second of the evening, unmarked on the six-yard line.
Jamie Vardy (59’) | 0 – 7
The forward has a treble. Harvey Barnes dinked a ball over the Saints defence, Maya Yoshida played him onside. He chests down and smashes home.
Ayoze Pérez Gutiérrez (56’) | 0 – 6
The forward cuts in from the right, and drives a shot at Angus Gunn. The Saints stopper was right behind it - his third save of the half.
Pereira cross just misses Vardy
The striker was stretching to meet the ball from wide right, but can't connect. It was a teasing cross, but just too much pace for the front man, looking for his second of the night.
Vardy on front foot
Well saved by Angus Gunn with his legs. Results in a corner, which again is fielded effectively.
HALF-TIME: Saints 0-5 Leicester City
A thoroughly miserable first half of football comes to an end at St Mary's.
It gets worse for Saints, as the striker turns inside Maya Yoshida and smashes home. There's surely no way back for the home side, who were rocked by the untimely sending off of Ryan Bertrand, and have been unable to recover.
Jamie Vardy (44’) | 0 – 5
Harvey Barnes worked his way into the area, eventual shot blocked by Oriol Romeu. Saints camped on the edge of their own box as the visitors continue to pile on the pressure.
Floated Chilwell pass evades Yan Valery at the back post, and Ayoze Pérez sneaks in behind and connects to divert home first time. Nothing Gunn could have done.
Ayoze Pérez Gutiérrez (38’) | 0 – 4
Pérez shot tame
Easily saved by Angus Gunn, as the forward attempted to shoot slightly off balance. He looks lively, though.
The forward, in fine scoring form, wriggles free on the edge of the Leicester City box and gets his shot away early, but it flies over. The second effort on goal from the hosts.
Back on the attack
Ben Chilwell continues to be a threat down the left, as he gets to the byline and pulls the ball back for Harvey Barnes. First time effort is saved by Gunn, before the ball squirms under him, but he recovers before it crosses the line.
Valery effort on target
Redmond was the runner down the right, his square field pass found an advanced Danny Ings, who bought the ball down superbly. The forward found Ward-Prowse centrally, who worked it to Valery. Shot was well saved, but an encouraging move by Saints.
Maddison delivers corner
Cleared effectively by Vestergaard, and then fielded well by Gunn. Saints, rather shellshocked, need to gather some composure.
Pérez makes it three
The forward gets in on the action, firing the ball inside the near post, beating Angus Gunn for sheer pace.
Ayoze Pérez Gutiérrez (19’) | 0 – 3
Tielemans doubles lead
Harvey Barnes did all the hard work down the left hand side, beating numerous players, before cutting inside. Yan Valery intercepted but the ball fell to Tielemans who finished low beyond Gunn.
Youri Tielemans (17’) | 0 – 2
Double blow for Saints
The home side are a goal and a man down. Ben Chilwell is the scorer for Leicester, but in the preamble, a high tackle on Pérez has seen Ryan Bertrand dismissed.
Red Card for Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)
The full-back receives a straight red card for a high tackle on Ayoze Pérez. Awarded by VAR referee Mike Dean.
Ben Chilwell opens the scoring
The full-back hits a speculative shot, which Harvey Barnes diverts goalward, and Gunn saves. The rebound falls kindly to Chilwell once more, and he turns home.
Ben Chilwell (10’) | 0 – 1
Valery back pass short
Saints nearly caught out at the back. The full-back plays the ball back to Angus Gunn, who makes it to the loose pass, but not convincingly.
Barnes shot curls wide
The midfielder turns, centrally, and his shot skews marginally wide of the post. It bobbled off the greasy surface, but he probably didn't catch it as he'd have liked. First attempt on goal from the visitors.
No side able to keep hold of possession, on a sodden pitch at St Mary's. The rain continues to swirl and playing conditions are less than ideal!
We're under way...
Leicester get us going here at St Mary's, Youri Tielemans motoring forward, before being stopped by the Saints captain Højbjerg.20.01
Ralph Hasenhüttl names the same side that claimed a point away to Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out in the Premier League. The bench also remains unchanged! 👊19.02
Leicester team 🦊
Starting XI: Schmeichel (GK) (c), Chilwell, Söyüncü, Evans, Pereira, Nidda, Tielemans, Barnes, Pérez, Maddison, Vardy.
Subs: Ward (GK), Justin, Morgan, Gray, Albrighton, Choudhury, Praet.19.00
SAINTS TEAM REVEALED 😇
Starting XI: Gunn (GK), Yoshida, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Valery, Bertrand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg (c), Redmond, Ings.
Here's another meeting of old to wet your appetite for tonight's Foxes clash! Fond memories...18.48
1️⃣5️⃣ minutes until team news! ⏳
Stay with us, we've got Saints team news coming right up, as well as all the build up to 8pm kick-off!18.46
A peak inside the dressing room 👀
Here's a little look inside the home dressing room ahead of tonight's game. Who makes your Saints XI?17.41
FLASHBACK: Leicester 1-2 Saints
A look back at Southampton's 2-1 victory over Leicester at King Power Stadium back in January.
Getting clued up! 🤓
Everything you need to know is included in our Match Pack ahead of kick-off tonight, including team form, player stats and who to look out for! 👀15.41
the key to a win is an early goal on our side, which can help us massively. but we must also be committed in our defensive work.Ralph hasenhüttlSouthampton manager
Hear from the boss! 🗣
We caught up with Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl at Staplewood to preview tonight's game.15.31
We're back 😇
It's matchday at St Mary's, where Southampton are eyeing their first home victory of the season. Standing in the way of Ralph Hasenhüttl's men is a revived Leicester City side, under the stewardship of Brendan Rodgers, who arrive on the south coast off the back of 2-1 win at Burnley. Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, regular match updates and live commentary!15.29
Saints vs LEI Line Ups
Angus Gunn (GK)
Jannik VestergaardKevin Danso (45′)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
Yan ValeryStuart Armstrong (70′)
Danny IngsJack Stephens (45′)
Kasper Schmeichel (GK) (C)
Harvey BarnesMarc Albrighton (72′)
Ayoze PérezDemarai Gray (74′)
Saints vs LEI Match Stats
Shots on target315