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10-man Saints battle to brave point

premier-league St Mary's Stadium | Fri 30 Apr 8PM | Attendance: 0
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SOU vs LEI
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SOU vs LEI As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • 10-man Southampton defied the odds to hold Champions-League bound Leicester to a draw
  • Saints reduced to 10 men after just 10 minutes as Vestergaard given a straight red card
  • James Ward-Prowse scores from the penalty spot to give Saints the lead
  • Evans' header draws Leicester level 

10-man Saints battle to brave point

A James Ward-Prowse penalty ensured Southampton secured a point against Champions League-bound Leicester City at St Mary's. Read our full Match Report.

22.05

FULL TIME: Saints 1-1 Leicester 

A massive display of stamina from a Saints team that were reduced to ten men after just ten minutes at St Mary's. James Ward-Prowse's penalty kick shot them in front in the second-half and despite Evans' 68th minute equaliser, Saints dug deep to earn a huge point at home. 

+1’

Three minutes left to play

As the fourth official indicates an additional three minutes of extra time, Alex McCarthy comes forward to make another crucial save for Saints. 

+1’

Southampton substitution: Dan Nlundulu replaces Ché Adams

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90’

Saints holding on

It's been all Leicester as the game draws to a close but Saints are holding on to what could be a huge point. 

88’

Dangerous free-kick for Leicester

Stuart Armstrong concedes a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area. James Maddison's effort is cleared by the Southampton defence, though Leicester's Evans is later deemed offside anyhow. 

83’

Vital save from McCarthy

Leicester are piling on the pressure now with less than ten minutes to go. Some nice ball work moving forward sees Vardy with a strong chance on goal again but Alex McCarthy's acrobatics see the ball deflected out of the danger zone. 

81’

Leicester come close

Vardy looks sure to score after Albrighton launches a ball in from the right flank but Kyle Walker-Peters is there to defer the threat. 

76’

Southampton substitution: Ibrahima Diallo replaces Takumi Minamino

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75’

Leicester City substitution: Luke Thomas replaces Marc Albrighton

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75’

Saints still pressing

Saints have put in a fighting performance here at St Mary's and come close to taking the lead once again. Jack Stephens' cross in nearly falls for Ché Adams but the Leicester defence manage to clear. A big 15 minutes ahead. 

Our captain ❤️

Pinpoint accuracy from the spot once again from James Ward-Prowse. 

Evans with the equaliser

Iheanacho's curling ball meets the head of Evans who finds the back of the net with ease. 

68’

GOAL

Jonny Evans (68’) | 1 0

67’

Leicester searching for an equaliser

James Maddison is eager to get Leicester back on level terms here at St Mary's but the Saints' defence stands strong. 

GOALSCORER 8 James Ward-Prowse

PROWSEEEEEYYYYY

Iheanacho attempts to close down the ball as Armstrong shoots towards goal but with both of his arms up the penalty is awarded to Saints. James Ward-Prowse finds the back of the net from a dead ball once again. 

60’

GOOOAL!!!

James Ward-Prowse (60’) | 1 0

59’

VAR Decision: Penalty awarded for Southampton [] was confirmed

58’

Penalty appeal from Leicester

Minamino holds his ground against Castagne in the penalty area and referee Rob Jones isn't interested, despite Leicester's appeals. 

51’

Leicester free-kick

Minamino's challenge on Thomas results in a free-kick for Leicester but Thomas' ball in finds the safe hands of Alex McCarthy. 

50’

Yellow Card for Takumi Minamino (Southampton)

48’

Leicester City substitution: Ayoze Pérez replaces Wesley Fofana

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47’

Back under way at St Mary's

The action has restarted here at St Mary's as a ten man Southampton continue to battle Leicester City in a crucial Premier League clash. 

HALF TIME: Saints 0-0 Leicester

It's been a challenging first half for Saints who were reduced to ten men after just 10 minutes. While Leicester have had plenty of the ball, Ralph Hasenhüttl's men have really dug deep to avoid conceding in this first-half. A huge 45 minutes awaits. 

+1’

3 additional minutes

The fourth official has indicated an additional three minutes. 

38’

All Leicester

Saints are struggling to have any time on the ball now as Leicester continue their charge towards goal. McCarthy makes a couple of important saves as Tielemans and Maddison both fire on target. 

28’

Leicester in control

Since going down to ten-men it's the Foxes who are looking more likely to score. Brendan Rodgers' men have seen plenty of the ball but are yet to break through the Southampton defence. 

Saints not giving up hope

Despite the disappointment of an early red card, Saints aren't giving up the battle as they continue to press forward. Nathan Redmond launches a powerful shot on goal but it's punched away by Schmeichel.

16’

Maddison comes close

As expected, James Maddison gets behind the dead ball as Leicester line up the free kick but his curling shot edges a yard wide. 

14’

Southampton substitution: replaces

Mohamed Salisu comes on in place of Nathan Tella. 

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12’

Red Card for Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton)

Despite getting to the ball first, Jannik Vestergaard is given a red card for a challenge on Jamie Vardy. Leicester have a dangerous free-kick on the edge of the box. 

8’

Saints pressing for an early goal 

Another attacking start from Saints who are on the front font in the opening minutes. Tella finds himself in front of goal but his shot goes straight into the hands of Schmeichel. 

4’

VAR Decision: Goal not awarded for Southampton [Kyle Walker-Peters] was confirmed

Saints had the ball in the back of the net after just two minutes as Vestergaard's pass releases Walker-Peters but the flag goes up and the goal doesn't stand. 

0’

Under way at St Mary's

We're all systems go at St Mary's where Southampton take on Leicester City in the Premier League. 

Ready for action 👊

19.46
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Hasenhüttl makes three changes to the starting XI that faced Spurs, who are you glad to see back in the team?

Hasenhüttl makes three changes to the starting XI that faced Spurs, who are you glad to see back in the team?

The results so far:

  • Jack Stephens
    18%
  • Takumi Minamino
    59%
  • Nathan Redmond
    22%

Saints in the building 🏟

With less than an hour to go until kick-off here at St Mary's, the players are getting ready for a huge night under the lights. 

19.15

Leicester team confirmed 

Starting XI: Schmeichel, Castagne, Fofana, Soyuncu, Evans, Thomas, Ndidi, Tielemans, Maddison, Iheanacho, Vardy.

Subs: Ward, Albrighton, Perez, Amartey, Under, Choudhury, Pereira, Mendy, Praet.

19.03

SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Stephens, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Tella, Redmond, Minamino, Adams. 

Subs: Forster, Salisu, Ramsay, Ferry, Jankewitz, Diallo, Djenepo, Walcott, Nlundulu. 

19.01

PRE-MATCH SHOW 🎥

Watch our live build-up to Southampton's Premier League clash with Leicester. 

18.51

Match Pack: Saints vs Leicester 

Danny Ings and Ryan Bertrand miss tonight's fixture through injury. Oriol Romeu and Michael Obafemi have both returned to first team training but it's still too soon for them to feature. Read our full Match Pack for more latest news ahead of kick-off. 

18.30

they [southampton] have been unfortunate, losing by the odd goal. they work so hard and they have gifted players. we will have to work hard."

brendan rodgers
leicester city manager
18.15

Inside the training ground 📸

Preparations have been in full swing at Staplewood as Ralph Hasenhüttl prepares his side for this Premier League tie with Leicester. Can Hasenhüttl's men come out on top over Brendan Rodgers's side under the friday night lights?

18.00

FLASHBACK: Leicester City 1-2 Saints

Goals from Danny Ings and Stuart Armstrong secured Southampton's 2-1 victory over Leicester City at King Power Stadium in January 2021. 

17.45

STAT ATTACK 🔢

Southampton’s Theo Walcott has scored five goals in his 10 Premier League appearances against Leicester, only netting more against Tottenham and West Ham in the competition (six each). His five goals against the Foxes have come at three different stadiums – 2x Emirates, 2x Goodison Park and 1x King Power Stadium.

17.30

we had a good first half against tottenham, but one half is not enough. so we need to be in perfect shape and then we always have a chance to win."

ralph hasenhüttl 
Southampton manager
17.19

Hasenhüttl previews Leicester 🎙

Hear what the boss had to say ahead of Southampton's Premier League tie with Leicester City. 

17.00

Friday night lights 💡

We're back in action in the Premier League as Southampton take on Leicester City at St Mary's. After losing 1-0 to Leicester in the FA Cup semi-final just 12 days ago, Southampton will be looking to exact some revenge in the league. While 3 points for Leicester would edge them closer to European competition next season, 3 points for Saints could bring them to the verge of mathematical safety.

14.28

SOU vs LEI Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
4
Jannik Vestergaard red card
5
Jack Stephens
35
Jan Bednarek
8
James Ward-Prowse (C) goal
23
Nathan Tella
replace Mohammed Salisu (15′)
19
Takumi Minamino yellow card
replace Ibrahima Diallo (76′)
17
Stuart Armstrong
11
Nathan Redmond
10
Che Adams
replace Daniel N'Lundulu (91′)
47
Will Ferry
40
Daniel N'Lundulu
22
Mohammed Salisu
27
Ibrahima Diallo
12
Moussa Djenepo
44
Fraser Forster
64
Alexandre Jankewitz
31
Kayne Ramsay
32
Theo Walcott

Leicester City

1
Kasper Schmeichel (GK) (C)
6
Jonny Evans goal
4
Çaglar Söyüncü
3
Wesley Fofana
replace Ayoze Pérez (45′)
25
Wilfred Ndidi
27
Timothy Castagne
33
Luke Thomas
replace Marc Albrighton (68′)
8
Youri Tielemans
14
Kelechi Iheanacho
10
James Maddison
9
Jamie Vardy
24
Nampalys Mendy
11
Marc Albrighton
12
Danny Ward
17
Ayoze Pérez
20
Hamza Choudhury
21
Ricardo Pereira
18
Daniel Amartey
19
Cengiz Ünder
26
Dennis Praet

SOU vs LEI Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Leicester City
  • Possession (%)
    29
    comparison angle
    71
  • Shots
    5
    comparison angle
    23
  • Shots on target
    3
    comparison angle
    9
  • Corners
    0
    comparison angle
    10
  • Passes Complete
    179
    comparison angle
    534

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
shots on target
Shots On Target
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
chances created
Chances Created
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
Kyle Walker-Peters
passes completed
Passes Completed
26
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
3
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
clearances
Clearances
11
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
saves
Saves
8
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy