Victor Wanyama felt Southampton were unlucky not to take anything from their trip to the King Power Stadium.
The midfielder was restored to the starting line-up by Ronald Koeman for the clash with the Foxes, as Saints looked to halt the their charge towards the title.
Despite matching Claudio Ranieri’s men for much of the afternoon, a header from Wes Morgan proved to be the difference between the two sides, and Wanyama was left frustrated with the result.
“I think it was a tight game. They took one of their chances and we didn’t take any of ours. We’re really disappointed that we couldn’t get anything from the game,” Wanyama told youtube.com/southamptonfc.
“They tried to press us from the first minute and we expected that, but we had chances to score and we didn’t take any. We’re really disappointed that we didn’t get anything.
“We were coping well with what they were throwing at us, but they got the goal at a bad time because it was a few minutes before half time. We were disappointed with that.
“Second half they all went behind the ball and defended their six-yard box. It was really difficult to create anything.
“We dug deep to try and create some chances, but it was tough for us.”
And Wanyama echoed his manager’s view that the game could’ve been a lot different, had Danny Simpson been penalised for a handball in the penalty area when blocking Sadio Mané’s shot.
“I was running next to him and when he had the shot the defender used his arm. That was handball, and on any other day that’s a penalty,” Wanyama added.
“It was disappointing not to get the decision, but that moment could have changed the game. It could have been different if that had gone our way.
“Now we cannot do anything about it, we need to bounce back.”