Ten-man Saints win at Leicester

King Power Stadium | Sat 12 Jan 3PM | Attendance: 31,491
Match Report Highlights

LEI vs Saints
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LEI vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints produce a superb defensive display to secure all three points.
  • James Ward-Prowse's penalty gave the visitors the lead in the first half.
  • Yan Valery was sent off before Shane Long made it 2-0 ahead of the break.
  • Wilfred Ndidi pulled one back but Saints held firm after that under an onslaught.
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SAINTS POLL: Who will be the key man for Saints today at Leicester?
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SAINTS POLL: Who will be the key man for Saints today at Leicester?

The results so far:

  • Alex McCarthy
    4%
  • Jan Bednarek
    0%
  • Matt Targett
    0%
  • Stuart Armstrong
    21%
  • Nathan Redmond
    50%
  • Oriol Romeu
    25%
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Saints won 4-0 at Leicester City back in December 2001. Who scored twice that day?
Thanks for your vote!

Saints won 4-0 at Leicester City back in December 2001. Who scored twice that day?

The results so far:

  • James Beattie
    47%
  • Marian Pahars 
    13%
  • Chris Marsden 
    2%
  • Brett Ormerod
    9%
  • Anders Svensson
    24%
  • Matt Oakley
    4%
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YESSSSSSS!!!!!! FULL TIME: Leicester 1-2 Saints

What a vital victory that could be! Ralph Hasenhüttl's ten men dig in to secure all three points against Leicester at King Power Stadium.

16.54
+3’

Ndidi heads past the post

Ndidi meets Maddison's corner at the front post but his header drifts wide. We're nearly there,

+2’

Southampton substitution: Sam Gallagher replaces Nathan Redmond

Final change for Saints as they defend a corner which Schmeichel is up for,

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90’

What a battling display this has been from Saints

Rock solid at the back in face of heavy pressure. Jan Bednarek goes down inside the box and Redmond batters the ball away for a throw-in. Four minutes added.

87’

Gray's dangerous cross comes to nothing

Demarai Gray flashes a cross towards Barnes and he sees his deflected shot go out off Stephens for a corner which is easily cleared. 

83’

Frustrating growing for the Foxes

Chilwell's clipped cross is headed out by Vestergaard and Maddison can't keep his volley down.

78’

Maddison curls an effort over the bar

Chilwell's cross is cleared as far as Maddison by Targett, who steadies himself before looking to curl the ball past McCarthy. Thankfully it's comfortably over the bar.

76’

Leicester City substitution: Rachid Ghezzal replaces Hamza Choudhury

Third and final change from the hosts. Callum Slattery is also on for Saints in place of Shane Long.

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Into the final 1️⃣5️⃣

It's been all Leicester for a long time here now at King Power Stadium. Dig in there, Saints! 

70’

Vardy heads well wide

Maddison works space for a superb cross from the right but Vardy looks to glance it into the far corner and gets his angles all wrong.

66’

Patient from the hosts before a chance

It's one-way traffic at the moment. Ricardo sends in a deep cross after patient build-up, Barnes is waiting but Cédric does well to see it behind.

62’

Penalty appeal turned down

Maddison's clever, disguised pass is in towards Vardy and he goes down with no contact at all. No penalty and rightly so!

61’

Saints under pressure

The visitors are having to hold firm with Leicester coming forward after Ndidi's goal, but Redmond does well to win a free-kick after being challenged by Ricardo.

Ndidi taps home

Wilfred Ndidi converts from close range after Ricardo gets to the byline down the right and cuts the ball back to him following good work from Gray and Maddison. 

57’

GOAL

Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi (57’) | 1 2

57’

Southampton substitution: Cédric replaces Stuart Armstrong

It's the first change for Saints as Cédric is introduced from the bench.

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55’

Maddison's free-kick hits the wall

Maddison and Chilwell are both over the ball and it's the former Norwich City man who hits it. His effort is low off the Saints wall and he follows up with a volley that is always rising over.

54’

Yellow Card for Jack Stephens (Southampton)

Stephens is shown a yellow card for a challenge on Maddison on the edge of the box in a promising position.

48’

Smart stop from McCarthy

Maguire takes aim from the edge of the area and it takes a deflection on the way through, but McCarthy pushes it away.

+20’

Leicester City substitution: Harvey Barnes replaces Marc Albrighton

The second change sees Harvey Barnes, recalled from a productive loan spell at West Brom, on for Albrighton.

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+20’

Leicester City substitution: Demarai Gray replaces Nampalys Mendy

It's a double change from Leicester at the break...

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Back under way in the second-half

Let's do this together! Down to ten men but with a 2-0 lead to preserve. Leicester have got the second-half under way at King Power Stadium.

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HALF TIME: Leicester 0-2 Saints

What an action-packed half. James Ward-Prowse put Saints in front, Yan Valery is sent off on the stroke of half time but Shane Long then doubles our advantage before the break. 😇

GOALSCORER 7 Shane Long

LONGY!!!!!!!!!!

A long Alex McCarthy ball sees Nampalys Mendy flick a header into the path of Long who then battles his way into the box before a delightful finish past Kasper Schmeichel. 

+1’

GOOOAL!!!

Shane Long (+1’) | 0 2

44’

Red Card for Yan Valery (Southampton)

Having already been booked, the 19-year-old sees red after pulling down Marc Albrighton which gives referee Michael Oliver no choice.

43’

Choudhury's shot deflects out

Maddison slides the ball across to Choudhury and his powerful drive deflects off Vestergaard to force a Leicester City corner.

42’

Valery has a chance thwarted

Matt Targett's deep cross finds Yan Valery at the back post who controls it but can't quite get it out of his feet and Leicester can clear.

37’

Maguire's header comfortable for McCarthy

Maddison to Maguire. It's another corner for Leicester who are starting to build up some pressure but the header is straight down Alex McCarthy's throat.

35’

Brilliant from Bednarek!

Wes Morgan looks to have levelled from the resulting free-kick for the Foxes but Jan Bednarek clears it off the line superbly. 👏

34’

Yellow Card for Yan Valery (Southampton)

It's been a battle between Yan Valery and Ben Chilwell and both are booked after a challenge which sees the players clash.

33’

Maguire heads wide

Harry Maguire has the first effort on goal for the hosts. Ben Chilwell stands the ball up and the England international centre-back can't steer it on target from near the penalty spot.

30’

Well worked move by Leicester

Nice combination play from the hosts, but James Maddison plays the ball in behind for Wilfred Ndidi and he's in an offside position.

28’

Stephens header saved well by Schmeichel 

James Ward-Prowse sends in a corner, Jack Stephens finds a yard of space in the box for a free header and his powerful header is saved well by Kasper Schmeichel. 

25’

Valery goes down under a challenge

Yan Valery prods the ball past Ben Chilwell just inside the area and goes down under a challenge but doesn't appeal for a penalty. Leicester looking to get the youngster booked for simulation 

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📸⚽

Dead-ball specialist! James Ward-Prowse converts from the spot after Shane Long had been brought down in the box by Nampalys Mendy.

20’

Maddison corner cleared

Hamza Choudhury wins a corner after persistence down the right but James Maddison swings it in and it's punched out by Alex McCarthy.

17’

All quiet...

Leicester are looking to respond to James Ward-Prowse's penalty, with Maddison looking a threat but they haven't been able to build up any true momentum thus far.

GOALSCORER 16 James Ward-Prowse

GET IN THERE, PROWSEY

James Ward-Prowse steps up, Schmeichel guesses the right way but the finish to his right is too emphatic and Saints lead. 👏

10’

GOOOAL!!!

James Ward-Prowse (10’) | 0 1

10’

PENALTY TO SAINTS!

Shane Long goes down under a challenge from Mendy and it's a penalty!!

10’

Saints go on an incisive break

Nathan Redmond sprints away and is one on one with Maguire, with Stuart Armstrong in support to his left. He finds him and his shot deflects out for a corner after good covering play from Mendy. James Ward-Prowse's delivery headed wide by Shane Long

5’

Chance for Armstrong

Oriol Romeu dispossess Ben Chilwell and Stuart Armstrong takes up the ball before dragging a low shot from the edge of the box just wide with Hamza Choudhury in attendance.

3’

The hosts advance forward

Ricardo finds Choudhury in midfield and his ball on to Maddison looks like it might cause a problem but his run is thwarted.

2’

Valery catches Chilwell

Nathan Redmond advances down the right and looks to cut the ball back towards James Ward-Prowse, before the ball comes loose and Valery catches Chilwell.

1’

We're under way

Saints kick us off here at the King Power Stadium. Let's go....

Final preparations ✅

Saints have completed their pre-match warm up at Leicester and it is almost time for action! COME ON YOU REDS! 😇

14.51

Ward-Prowse speaks ahead of Foxes clash

Get the thoughts of James Ward-Prowse as we countdown to kick-off against Leicester City at King Power Stadium.

14.23

Leicester line-up as follows...🦊

Starting XI: Schmeichel, Ricardo, Morgan (c), Maguire, Chilwell, Ndidi, Mendy, Choudhury, Maddison, Albrighton, Vardy.

14.12
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4️⃣ changes from Chelsea

Ralph Hasenhüttl makes four changes from the 0-0 draw against Chelsea last time out in the Premier League...
➡ McCarthy, Targett, Stephens, Long
⬅ Gunn, 
Cédric, Yoshida, Ings.

14.05
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The team news is in! 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy, Valery, Vestergaard, Stephens, Bednarek, Targett, Romeu (c), Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Redmond, Long.
Subs: Gunn, Cédric, Ramsay, Slattery, Sims, Elyounoussi, Gallagher.

14.00

Looking smart, lads! 👔

Saints have arrived at King Power Stadium and we'll be bringing you the team news at 2pm GMT! Who will be in  Ralph Hasenhüttl's starting XI? 

13.52

it's a very important period of the season for us. we've had a good start under the new manager and we've been REJUVENATED as a team. they'll be looking for a reaction after their result last weekend and we want to put the things we didn't do right at derby.

james ward-prowse
southampton midfielder
13.36
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It was Anders Svensson at the double!

Well done to the 24% of Saints fans who got it right! Anders Svensson was the man on target twice when we beat Leicester 4-0 back in December 2001. 

13.32

The scene is set at King Power Stadium! 🔴⚪

Saints are in their traditional red and white home kit today in the East Midlands. The team will be arriving shortly!

13.11
Manolo Gabbiadini

Dear Saints fans...I will never forget the nice chant you reserved exclusively for me. I will never forget your marvellous support at Wembley in one of the best days in my football career and in my life. I will never forget your explosion of joy at Swansea after my goal and after our massive win in May. I’m so glad to have been part of your history in these two years and to have been the protagonist of these two great moments. It’s time to say goodbye, time to wish you best luck, time to think at the future. Gabbi. 😇

12.29
Jade White

Here we go again #Yellows #COYR #SaintsFC #GirlsTrip ⚪️🔴⚽️🔴⚪️

11.27

What can Saints expect from Leicester? 🕵️‍♂️

We got the Inside Track from Rob Tanner of the Leicester Mercury.

11.24

WE HAVE THE QUALITY TO CREATE CHANCES AND SCORE GOALS, BUT TO GET A CLEAN SHEET WE HAVE TO TAKE 90 MINUTES WITH VERY CONCENTRATED DEFENSIVE WORK. THAT'S 100 PER CENT NECESSARY AGAINST LEICESTER.

RALPH HASENHÜTTL
southampton manager
11.09

Hasenhüttl previews Foxes clash

Watch our preview with the Saints boss ahead of today's meeting with Leicester City in the Premier League.

11.06
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It's matchday!

Our first away Premier League clash of 2019, as Saints take on Claude Puel's Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, live updates and free audio commentary. Let's do this! 😇

11.04

LEI vs Saints Line Ups

Leicester City

1
Kasper Schmeichel (GK)
15
Harry Maguire
3
Ben Chilwell
5
Wes Morgan (C)
14
Ricardo Pereira
24
Nampalys Mendy
Harvey Barnes (45′)
25
Wilfred Ndidi
38
Hamza Choudhury
Rachid Ghezzal (76′)
11
Marc Albrighton
Demarai Gray (45′)
9
Jamie Vardy
10
James Maddison
8
Kelechi Iheanacho
7
Demarai Gray
2
Danny Simpson
31
Rachid Ghezzal
19
Harvey Barnes
4
Caglar Söyüncü
12
Danny Ward

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
35
Jan Bednarek
4
Jannik Vestergaard
5
Jack Stephens
43
Yan Valery
33
Matt Targett
14
Oriol Romeu (C)
16
James Ward-Prowse
22
Nathan Redmond
Sam Gallagher (93′)
7
Shane Long
Callum Slattery (76′)
17
Stuart Armstrong
Cédric Soares (57′)
39
Josh Sims
55
Callum Slattery
15
Sam Gallagher
66
Kayne Ramsay
28
Angus Gunn
11
Mohamed Elyounoussi
2
Cédric Soares

LEI vs Saints Match Stats

Leicester City

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    72
    28
  • Shots
    23
    8
  • Shots on target
    6
    3
  • Corners
    10
    3
  • Passes Complete
    438
    127

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Shots On Target
1
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
Chances Created
3
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Passes Completed
25
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Tackles
4
Yan Valery
Clearances
12
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
Saves
4
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy