Southampton 1-1 Leicester City. Match report and analysis

Southampton with 10 men were able enough to hold Leicester City with a draw.

Jonny Evans and Ward Prowse got on the scoresheet for Leicester and Southampton respectively.

Southampton faced Leicester City at home in hope of a win. Southampton lost their last 3 Premier League home games against Leicester by an aggregate score of 15-2. Southampton had taken only 10 points in their last 16 Premier League games so far in 2021, fewer than any other side in this calendar year. The Saints started with a 4-4-2 formation with Adams and Redmond up top. Leicester started with 3 at the back, in a 3-4-1-2 formation. Vardy and Iheanacho played strikers for Brendan Rodgers’s team.

The match kicked off and Leicester began to press. Vardy with his pace was a threat for Southampton’s defenders as they struggled to catch up with him. In the 10th minute Southampton defender Vestergaard fouled Jamie Vardy just outside the penalty box. It was a dangerous tackle on Englishman’s Achilles heel and was straight away given a red card. Maddison took the free kick but failed to convert it. The first half ended with 0-0.

Southampton with 10 men on the pitch, was awarded a penalty in the 60th minute. The ball hit Kalechi Iheanacho’s arm which was found to be in an unnatural position by the VAR. Ward Prowse stepped up to take the penalty and thrashed the ball into the bottom left corner of the net. Southampton 1-0 Leicester.

But the lead didn’t last long as Johnny Evans in the 68th minute scored a header from the penalty box, who was still forward from a corner, courtesy of a good cross by Kalechi Iheanacho. Later in the match, Vardy and Ndidi had good chances to take the lead for the team but both of them failed to do so. The game ended with 1-1 draw. This draw against Southampton has made it harder for Leicester to stay in the top 4.

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