LEI vs Saints
Gallery: Leicester 2-0 Saints
Our photographer's best shots from the defeat to Leicester.
Hasenhüttl: We remain competitive
An upbeat Ralph Hasenhüttl shares his thoughts on Southampton's performance.
Walker-Peters: It wasn't our day
Kyle Walker-Peters reflects on a disappointing defeat at the King Power Stadium.
Depleted Saints fall to Leicester defeat
Maddison and Barnes clinch victory for the Foxes.
Hasenhüttl praises Stephens development
Saints boss discusses the performances of the centre-back after his return to the side.
Match Pack: Leicester vs Saints
Get up to speed with all the stats and facts ahead of Saturday's trip to King Power Stadium.
Tactical Watch: Long to haunt Leicester again?
Sam Tighe previews Saints' trip to high-flying Foxes.
Hasenhüttl admires Leicester progress
Saints boss looks ahead to Saturday's Premier League match.
Hasenhüttl set to call on youngsters again
Southampton manager confident in those he turns to against Leicester.
Video: Hasenhüttl's Leicester preview
Watch our interview with the manager ahead of the trip to King Power Stadium.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl assesses Leicester
Part two of the manager's pre-match media address.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl on trip to Leicester
Part one of the manager's pre-match media address.
Ings likely to miss Leicester trip
Ralph Hasenhüttl provides an update on Saints' absentees.
LEI vs Saints As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Leicester City beat Southampton 2-0
- Foxes go second in the Premier League table
- Saints unbeaten away from home run comes to an end
- Saints fail to make it back-to-back wins over Leicester
Match Report: Leicester City - Southampton
Read our Match Report as a depleted Southampton side missing a number of first-team players went down fighting in a first league defeat at the King Power Stadium since Leicester's 2015/16 title-winning campaign.22.09
FULL TIME: Leicester City 2 - 0 Southampton
Leicester move up to 2nd in the Premier League after a 2-0 win at King Power Stadium with goals from Maddison and Barnes. Excellent game all-round, with Saints pushing until the very last second but it wasn't to be for the boys in white and red. On to the next ...
Barnes nets Leicester's second
Harvey Barnes charges down on goal, 1 on 1 with McCarthy and Barnes hits the ball in the back of the net to secure the win for Leicester City
Harvey Barnes (+5’) | 2 – 0
5 minutes added on!
Saints have a free kick as we head into added time.
Vardy denied again!
McCarthy shows his worth again as he pushes another Jamie Vardy shot behind the goal.
Saints pressing ...
With just one goal between the two teams it's still all to play for at King Power Stadium. Shane Long heads the ball back to Ward-Prowse but his attempt on goal goes wide. 10 minutes left to play ...
CLEARED OFF THE LINE 🤯
A mad couple of minutes at King Power Stadium. Harvey Barnes loops the ball in on goal but Bednarek saves the day once again, heading the ball off the line to keep the score at 1-0.
ARMSTRONG HITS THE WOODWORK!
SO SO CLOSE. Armstrong has an excellent opportunity to net the equaliser for Saints, but the shin of Tielemans denies him as he deflects the ball and it bounces off the woodwork.
Excellent defending from Bednarek
Vardy storms through on goal, but Bednarek gets forward and denies the Leicester City frontman!
Vardy heads it over ...
Barnes curls the ball into Jamie Vardy, his attempt goes high and Saints get the goal kick.
Yellow Card for Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)
A Yellow Card for Bertrand means he's now facing a one match suspension.
Saints searching for a goal ...
Saints are yet to break through the Leicester City defence. Will Hasenhüttl follow suit and make a change soon?
Smallbone with the shot 😲
What an incredible chance for 20-year-old Will Smallbone, but the experienced Schmeicel makes another crucial save for Leicester.
We're back under way!
What can Saints bring to the second-half?
HALF TIME: Leicester City 1 - 0 Southampton.
Saints trail at the break thanks to a cracking goal from James Maddison, who happily obeys the new socially-distanced celebration rules. Saints have made Leicester work for it, though and Schmeichel has had to make a couple of important saves to prevent the visitors from getting on the scoresheet. On to a better second half 🔮
2 added minutes ...
Can Saints get something back before the break?
Yellow Card for Marc Albrighton (Leicester City)
Yellow Card for Ibrahima Diallo (Southampton)
Bertrand tests Schmeichel 📝
James Ward-Prowse lines it up and Ryan Bertrand has a powerful shot on goal but is denied by the hands of Kasper Schmeichel. It goes behind for a corner.
Maddison breaks the deadlock 🔐
James Maddison showing exceptional poise there, smashing the ball into the back of the net and leaving McCarthy stumped. Work to do for Saints.
James Maddison (37’) | 1 – 0
End-to-end stuff here 😳
Saints look in the mood today. Leicester's defence holds strong but Walcott and Adams are looking increasingly dangerous. The ever powerful Jamie Vardy yet to really make a name for himself in this game.
Schmeichel forced to clear
Saints are looking threatening here. Leicester City goalkeeper Schmeichel is forced to charge down the ball on the edge of the box and clear his line ...
An excellent pairing?
Walcott and Adams link up again. These two look dangerous and are getting closer and closer to breaking through the Leicester City backline.
Great chance for Adams!
Walcott knocks it on to Adams who has a promising shot on goal, Schmeichel with the save to knock it behind for a Saints corner.
Harvey Barnes with the shot ⚽️
Vardy chips it on to Barnes but McCarthy stands strong once more and clears it for Saints.
Yellow Card for Wesley Fofana (Leicester City)
A defensive powerhouse for Leicester City, Fofana finds himself in the books early on for a challenge on Theo Walcott.
Good to have you back, Alex 👍
McCarthy charges out to clear Maddison's free-kick as he makes his return to the starting XI.
Free-kick for Leicester ...
Decisive goalkeeping from McCarthy as he clears the ball to keep the scores level 👊
The boss looking on 👁
Can Ralph Hasenhüttl's men make an impact early on?
Too close to call so far 😎
Ward-Prowse curls in the first corner of the game but it's headed away by Justin.
And we're off 🚀
The action is up and running, come on you Saints!
The stage is set 🏟
Settle in Saints fans, we're just 10 minutes away from kick-off at the King Power ...19.50
Saturday night under the lights 🔦
The lads have been undergoing their pre-match warm-up as kick-off approaches in just 20 minutes ⏳19.40
McCarthy is back 🌟
You guessed right Saints fans, Alex McCarthy is back in the starting line-up for tonight's fixture. Can we expect a clean sheet? 🤞19.10
Leicester City team confirmed
Starting XI: Schmeichel, Justin, Fofana, Evans, Tielemans, Vardy, Maddison, Albrighton, Barnes, Ndidi, Castagne.
Subs: Ward, Söyüncü, Iheanacho, Pérez, Amartey, Ünder, Pereira, Mendy, Thomas.19.00
SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED 😍
Starting XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bertrand, Stephens, Ward-Prowse, Adams, Armstrong, Smallbone, Diallo, Walcott, Bednarek.
Subs: Forster, Long, Valery, Vokins, Nlundulu, Ferry, Tchaptchet, Watts, Chauke.
Away form 🔛📌
Saints could set a club top-flight record of 8️⃣consecutive away fixtures unbeaten if they avoid defeat at King Power Stadium today!18.50
They’re very well organised. They want to play on the front foot, they want to press forward. They have quality throughout their team.brendan rodgersleicester city manager
Saints secured a late win at King Power Stadium last time out. Relive 90 minutes in 90 seconds ⏰18.10
Team news 🔜
STAT ATTACK 💥
Southampton are looking to keep four consecutive Premier League clean sheets for the first time since a run of six in January/February 2016. Saints have kept eight clean sheets in 17 Premier League games this season, just one fewer than they kept in 38 games last term.17.40
A trip down memory lane 🎥
Back in January 2017, Saints stormed to a 3-0 victory over Leicester at St Mary's. How will they fare on the road? 👀17.30
Everything you need to know 🤓
Scan through our Match Pack for a detailed preview of tonight's game, packed with latest news and all the key stats 🔢17.20
WE KNEW THIS SEASON WE CAN HAVE MOMENTS WHERE WE HAVE A LOT OF YOUNG PLAYERS IN THE SQUAD. THE MORE THEY LEARN IN THE YOUTH, THE EASIER IT IS FOR ME.RALPH HASENHÜTTLsouthampton manager
Hear from the boss! 🎙
We caught up with Saints boss Ralph Hasenhüttl ahead of their trip to King Power Stadium.16.21
Welcome to King Power Stadium 😇
Hey Saints fans! Southampton are back in Premier League action as they travel to King Power Stadium, hoping to maintain their perfect start to 2021. A colourful history with today's opponents, this one is set to be a blast. Stay tuned for all the build-up, team news, match updates and live commentary!12.04
LEI vs Saints Line Ups
Kasper Schmeichel (GK) (C)
Wesley FofanaÇaglar Söyüncü (53′)
James MaddisonAyoze Pérez (77′)
Jamie VardyKelechi Iheanacho (91′)
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Ibrahima DialloYan Valery (87′)
William SmallboneDaniel N'Lundulu (61′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Che AdamsShane Long (72′)
LEI vs Saints Match Stats
Shots on target53