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Foxes fight back to deny Saints

premier-league St Mary's Stadium | Wed 01 Dec 7.30PM | Attendance: 26,951
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SOU vs LEI
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SOU vs LEI As It Happened

Key moments

  • Jan Bednarek fires home inside three minutes to give Saints the lead
  • Jonny Evans equalises for Leicester after 22 minutes from close range
  • Ché Adams reclaims the lead with a diving header on 34 minutes
  • James Maddison levels it with a solo goal at the start of the second half
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Thoughts, Saints fans?

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The results so far:

  • Happy with the point, onto Brighton
    46%
  • Should have won that game...
    54%

FULL-TIME: Saints 2-2 Leicester

Two goals apiece at St Mary's on Wednesday night. Jan Bednarek getting the action started in the third minute with a close range tap-in, before Jonny Evans got on the end of a parried shot to level the scores. Adams reclaimed the lead for Saints on 34 minutes, before James Maddison equalised early into the second half. A draw, in the end, a fair result.

+2’

Yellow Card for Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Leicester City)

Another yellow for Leicester as they stop a Saints counter.

+2’

McCarthy saves well from Pérez!

Leicester break from the previous Saints chances through Daka, who feeds Pérez. The latter having a deflected shot well saved.

+1’

Two HUGE chances for Saints !

First Broja is played in on goal but is hounded out, before Adams finds space and also sees his shot blocked.

90’

Five minutes added time...

89’

Great work by Broja!

The Saints forward twists and turns in a tight space before winning a free-kick out wide.

88’

So, so close! 😤

A brilliant volleyed pass from Adams finds Elyounoussi, who looks to get on the end of a one-two from Redmond, but is inches away from the eventual pass.

85’

Ndidi lashes a shot wide

Not much else to say on that one...

84’

Southampton substitution: Lyanco replaces Jan Bednarek

Bednarek forced off with what looks like a minor knock. On comes Lyanco! 

82’

Yellow Card for Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City)

Yellow for Ndidi who dives in on Kyle Walker-Peters.

77’

Calls for a Saints penalty waved away by the flag

Romeu appeared to be taken down in the box, but there was an offside in the build-up.

75’

Leicester City substitution: Patson Daka replaces Harvey Barnes

Third Leicester sub of the evening as Daka is introduced.

74’

HUGE chance for Vardy...missed

Leicester profit off of a poor back pass, Vardy bursts through on goal, but somehow fails to hit the target.

74’

Straight away involved!

Moi bursts forward with the ball after Broja's layoff, letting fly with a long range shot with Schmeichel deals with well.

73’

Southampton substitution: Mohamed Elyounoussi replaces Adam Armstrong

Second Saints sub of the evening. Let's go, Moi!

Keep pushing, Saints! 👊

Just under 20 minutes to go here at St Mary's!

70’

WHAT A SAVE! 😳

McCarthy with a fingertip stop to push Harvey Barnes' strike around the post! Well in, Macca!

68’

Maddison fires over

Commentator's curse it seems! Two half chances in the space of as many minutes, with James Maddison firing well over from the edge of the box.

67’

Great ball into the box, but Adams is hounded out

Saints with a sighter, but Leicester defend well and break.

65’

The game has hit a midway lull

Both sides keen not to concede the next goal it seems...

64’

Southampton substitution: Armando Broja replaces Nathan Tella

Great shift, Nath! 👏


Let's go, Broja!

60’

Leicester City substitution: Ayoze Pérez replaces Ademola Lookman

Second Leicester change on the hour mark.

57’

Armstrong fires towards goal

Saints break for the first real time in the second half, led by Armstrong who goes for goal himself but it's an easy claim for Schmeichel.

56’

Pause in play as Maddison receives treatment 

The Leicester goalscorer is now to his feet, but needed treatment after an off-the-ball incident.

54’

Yellow Card for Ademola Lookman (Leicester City)

Kyle Walker-Peters bursts through into midfield, Lookman is then penalised for taking him down.

52’

Leicester in the driving seat here

A free-kick fired in low across goal is met by a combination of Salisu and Vardy, luckily the Saints defender does enough to put off the Leicester forward.

Maddison weaves his way through

The Leicester midfielder squeezes the ball in at the near post.

48’

GOAL

James Maddison (48’) | 2 2

47’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

First booking of the evening falls Romeu's way.

46’

WHAT A CHANCE! 🤭

A mistake at the back for Leicester allows James Ward-Prowse to reclaim possession, before whipping in a cross to the back post. Ready and waiting is a free Nathan Tella, who mistimes his jump and headers wide.

46’

Leicester City substitution: Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall replaces Boubakary Soumaré

Half-time switch for the visitors.

45’

We're back under way!

Let's go, Saints!

HT

Play set to resume for the second half

The second half was delayed 10 minutes after a fan needed medical assistance in the stands. The players are now back on the field ready for the second half. Our thoughts and prayers are with the fan and their family.

HT

Play resumes for the second half

The second half was delayed 10 minutes after a fan needed medical assistance in the stands. The players are now back on the field ready for the second half. We wish the fan well.

HALF-TIME: Saints 2-1 Leicester

Saints deservedly ahead at the break. Jan Bednarek tapped the opener in after three minutes following a clever set-piece, before Jonny Evans equalised on 22 minutes. Saints enjoyed more of the action from then on in, taking the lead again through Ché Adams' diving header. Picked out brilliantly by a Nathan Redmond cross.

44’

One minute added time...

44’

One minute added time...

44’

WHAT A RUN!

James Ward-Prowse leads the charge, skipping past Thomas and finding bags of space inside the box, but his low ball across goal isn't touched home by anyone in red.

CHÉLEEEEEEEE 🔥

This man scores goals.

37’

Tella tries his luck! 😤

Saints are really putting some pressure on Leicester now...Armstrong breaking before laying the ball off just behind Tella, who checks and forces Schmeichel into a save.

GOALSCORER 10 Ché Adams

MAN. IN. FORM. 🔥

Redmond whips in a cross, which a free Ché Adams heads home! GET IN!!!

33’

GOOOAL!!!

Ché Adams (33’) | 2 1

32’

Ché fires towards goal...

Another quick Saints break, as Adam Armstrong feeds Adams, who tests the keeper but nothing more. Tella, incidentally, is back to his feet.

31’

Tella down in need of some treatment

After a quick break the Saints man pulled up after losing the ball.

25’

Maddison responds

The midfielder looks to catch McCarthy out at his near post, but the Saints keeper is alert to the danger.

25’

ALMOST, KYLE! 👀

The full-back cuts inside from the left flank and curls ad effort across goal which had Schmeichel scrambling. But it narrowly misses the far post.

Evans levels it.

A ball is put across the box by Maddison, first falling to Ndidi who see's his effort saved. Only for the ball to fall into the path of a thankful Evans who couldn't miss.

21’

GOAL

Jonny Evans (21’) | 1 1

21’

Leicester break, but Bednarek denies them

Lookman this time leading the Leicester counter, looking to square the ball to Vardy but for an outstretched Bednarek who clears for a corner.

19’

Tella carrying the Saints charge 💫

It's certainly been a lively start for the Saints youngster, who wins a throw in after some neat twists and turns.

17’

Ndidi taps just wide, but it's offside...

Heart in mouth moment for the Saints defenders, as the midfielder should score. But luckily his aim and the linesman's flag both denied an equaliser.

13’

McCarthy claims well! 👏

Leicester break and attempt another cross from the left, which Alex McCarthy does well to come and claim.

13’

Saints continuing to press here...

Leicester can't get ahold of the ball for long as the home side look confident in these opening stages.

SCENES 😍

Liftoff at St Mary's inside three minutes, thanks to Jan Bednarek!

7’

Leicester break, but Thomas' cross is wayward...

The Foxes look to respond, but the young full-back's cross from the left flank aimed for the back post goes out of play.

GOALSCORER 35 Jan Bednarek

WHAT A START! 🤩

Jan Bednarek taps home at the back post following a clever set-piece routine.

2’

GOOOAL!!!

Jan Bednarek (2’) | 1 0

We're underway...

Let's go, Saints!

19.30

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18.47
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Thoughts on the team news?

Thoughts on the team news?

The results so far:

  • Spot on!
    48%
  • Needs one or two switched around
    37%
  • Not convinced, hoping I'm wrong
    15%

Leicester City team news 🦊

Leicester Starting XI: Schmeichel (C), Söyüncü, Evans, Castagne, Thomas, Ndidi, Maddison, Soumaré, Barnes, Lookman, Vardy.


Subs: Ward, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Pérez, Amartey, Choudhury, Dewsbury-Hall, Vestergaard, Daka.

18.32

STARBOY STARTS 🤩

Saints Starting XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Salisu, Bednarek, Livramento, Romeu, Ward-Prowse (C), Redmond, Adams, A.Armstrong, Tella.

Subs: Forster, Lyanco, Perraud, Valery, Smallbone, Djenepo, Elyounoussi, Long, Broja.

18.30
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How many changes for tonight?

How many changes for tonight?

The results so far:

  • None, stick with the last line-up
    5%
  • One or two, quick personnel age
    35%
  • Three or four, need a switch up
    52%
  • Five or more, let's change things around
    8%

Throwing it 🔙

Who remembers this win over Leicester back in the 2007?

16.42

They've played a lot of games in the europa league and Premier League. They are super tough. We'll have to have a good game.

Ralph Hasenhüttl
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11.40

🎙 Take a seat in the press conference...

Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl addressed the media this week in the build up to tonight's game. Sit back and see what he had to say as he addresses team news, home advantage, Tino Livramento, transfer targets and Ralph Rangnick.

10.23

MIDWEEK MATCHDAY ✨

It's the first of a St Mary's double-header this week, as Leicester City visit Southampton on Wednesday night. After back-to-back defeats for Ralph Hasenhüttl's side they'll be looking to use home advantage in order to bounce back. A win for Saints will see them move to within a point of the foxes, who have seen an upturn in form in recent weeks after a slow start to the season.

10.18

SOU vs LEI Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
21
Valentino Livramento
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
22
Mohammed Salisu
35
Jan Bednarek goal
replace Lyanco (85′)
6
Oriol Romeu yellow card
23
Nathan Tella
replace Armando Broja (65′)
11
Nathan Redmond
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
9
Adam Armstrong
replace Mohamed Elyounoussi (73′)
10
Che Adams goal
44
Fraser Forster
15
Romain Perraud
20
William Smallbone
7
Shane Long
19
Moussa Djenepo
43
Yan Valery
18
Armando Broja
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
4
Lyanco

Leicester City

1
Kasper Schmeichel (GK) (C)
6
Jonny Evans goal
27
Timothy Castagne
4
Çaglar Söyüncü
33
Luke Thomas
25
Wilfred Ndidi yellow card
42
Boubakary Soumaré
replace Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (45′) yellow card
10
James Maddison goal
37
Ademola Lookman yellow card
replace Ayoze Pérez (61′)
7
Harvey Barnes
replace Patson Daka (75′)
9
Jamie Vardy
12
Danny Ward
18
Daniel Amartey
23
Jannik Vestergaard
20
Hamza Choudhury
29
Patson Daka
14
Kelechi Iheanacho
17
Ayoze Pérez
22
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
11
Marc Albrighton

SOU vs LEI Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Leicester City
  • Possession (%)
    45
    comparison angle
    55
  • Shots
    15
    comparison angle
    15
  • Shots on target
    7
    comparison angle
    6
  • Corners
    2
    comparison angle
    4
  • Passes Complete
    246
    comparison angle
    328

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
shots on target
Shots On Target
3
Ché Adams
Ché Adams
chances created
Chances Created
3
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
passes completed
Passes Completed
43
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
4
Kyle Walker-Peters
Kyle Walker-Peters
clearances
Clearances
7
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
saves
Saves
4
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy