Saints held by Foxes

King Power Stadium | Thu 19 Apr 7.45PM | Attendance: 31,160
Match Report Highlights

LEI vs Saints Match Centre

LEI vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • It finishes all square at the King Power.
  • The best chance fell to Shane Long, who had his effort on the turn well saved by Hamer.
  • Jamie Vardy forced a good stop from Alex McCarthy in the second period.
  • The point leaves Saints four points adrift of Swansea in the race for survival.

Thank you! 🙏

To all those fans that made the trip to Leicester tonight, we thank you!

22.28

the players gave their best in a close game. disappointed not to win, but the performance was good tonight. we need to keep building momentum.

claude puel
reacts to saints draw
22.19

it was probably a fair result, given the chances created.

mark hughes
reacts to leicester stalemate
22.13

we didn't create anything like as many chances as i would've liked in general play. but maybe that was a consequence of a little bit of apprehension in our defensive work.

mark hughes
reacts to Leicester stalemate 
22.12

we had to be resolute at the back, and make sure we were still in the game. that was the key, to make sure we still had an opportunity going the other way.

Mark hughes
reacts to leicester stalemate
22.10

Report: Leicester 0-0 Saints

The spoils are shared as Saints are held to a goalless draw at Leicester. Read our report here.

21.46

FULL-TIME: Leicester 0-0 Saints

It finishes all square at the King Power. Saints unable to make that vital breakthrough, but defended well and take a point away from the tie.

21.38
+3’

Nine second half corners

The home side haven't been able to make any count, as McCarthy punches the latest delivery. 

+2’

Yoshida clears

Leicester knocking on the door once more, as the centre-half makes a vital interception.

+1’

Leicester City substitution: Harvey Barnes replaces Demarai Gray

Double change for Leicester.

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90’

Leicester City substitution: Hamza Choudhury replaces Adrien Sebastian Perruchet Silva

Double change for Leicester.

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We're into stoppage time...

Final few minutes here for Saints to make a breakthrough.

87’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

Final change, as Redderz is introduced. 

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86’

Succession of corners

Saints manage to ride the danger, but Leicester continue to attack. Gray is upended as he drives over midway, Romeu fouls him - giving Mahrez the chance to deliver.

83’

Superb defending from Cèdric

Vardy was lurking at the back post, but the full-back gets up well to head away for a corner. Danger eventually cleared, but Leicester continue to pile the pressure on.

81’

Fousseni Diabaté immediate impact

The substitute glides inside, drives towards goal, but the shot hits the side netting. 

77’

Mahrez threatens!

The forward dances in to the box, with Saints shirts surrounding him. Danger is snuffed out. But a corner follows, which is missed by McCarthy, after colliding with Harry Maguire.

75’

Leicester City substitution: Fousseni Diabaté replaces Kelechi Iheanacho

First change for Claude Puel.

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73’

Southampton substitution: Charlie Austin replaces Shane Long

Second roll of the dice! Chaz comes on in place of Long.

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Long continues to run in behind, his industry is carrying Saints forward! But Charlie Austin is about to replace him as Mark Hughes looks for an opener.

70’

Vardy tests McCarthy!

Bursting forward, playing on the shoulder, the striker gets his toe to a long pass. McCarthy is astute, and tips the effort over the bar. Good chance for Leicester! 

68’

Saints trying to force the issue!

The visitors are harrying in midfield, trying to unsettle Leicester. Perhaps need to up the tempo in possession, in search of a breakthrough!

66’

Davis first involvment

The midfielder finds a pocket of space in midfield, looks to switch the play, but Hamer judges the flight of the pass well and catches. 

63’

Leicester begin to threaten...

After a spell of Saints pressure, the hosts begin to recapture some passing rhythm. Jamie Vardy is at the heart of every Foxes attack. Still no goals!

59’

Southampton substitution: Steven Davis replaces James Ward-Prowse

First change of the evening for Mark Hughes. Prowsey is replaced by the returning Steven Davis!

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58’

What a chance for Long! 😩

Tadić scuffs his shot, and it falls to Long on the turn. The striker swivels and hits it, but Hamer is out well to smother the danger. Massive chance for Saints to take the lead. 

52’

Dragović down

Break in play, as Shane Long collides with the Leicester midfielder. Looks to be okay.

47’

Saints start brightly!

Good movement from Shane Long, who is caught marginally offside. Plenty of zip in the early passing! 

45’

Saints get us back under way!

Straight on the front foot from kick-off. We're ready for a big 45 minutes of Premier League football! 👊

First half action! 📸

A selection of images from the first half at the King Power!

👏

As always, thank you to our travelling Saints contingent! 

HALF-TIME: Leicester 0-0 Saints

Saints have come back in to the game, towards the latter end of the half. Shane Long and Cèdric with the best chances for the visitors. Big half to come! 👊

Long a threat!

The striker was unlucky to stumble at the wrong moment. Rather miscues his shot, but the chance was presentable for Saints, as we approach half time.

Cédric fires wide!

The Portuguese was well found by Shane Long, who lofted the ball across the box. Cédric took the ball on the run, perhaps had time for a touch, before volleying wide of the target.

38’

Hoedt intervenes!

Great defending from the Dutchman! He gets his boot to a dangerous looking ball in the box, and clears to safety. Plenty of blue shirts lining up to take advantage!

36’

Better from Saints!

Great link up between Bertrand and Tadić. The latter hangs the ball up to the back post, where Saints win a corner. Bertrand has the eventual shot in the aftermath, which Hamer collects.

34’

Albrighton intercepts...

Jamie Vardy is always on the run, attempts to gather the pass before the ball runs out of play. McCarthy was hesitant, but danger cleared.

31’

Half hour played!

Goalless at the King Power. The hosts playing some nice football in and around the box, but haven't really threatened goal. Saints have been somewhat wasteful in possession, and need to secure the ball better!

29’

Silva teases a shot!

It's well blocked by the Saints rearguard, but we haven't really got a foothold in this one yet. Approaching the half hour mark.

24’

Vision from Mahrez

The weight of pass was perfect for Vardy, but caught the striker unawares. He nearly latched on, but couldn't quite gather. The hosts continue to press.

22’

Gray flashes across the box...

Demarai Gray fizzes an inviting ball across the face of goal. No takers in a blue shirt, but Saints currently living dangerously!

19’

Tadić volleys wide!

The ball fell kindly to the Serb, who rather lashes at the shot, as it flies wide. Would have no doubt troubled Hamer, given the pace on the ball! Starting to see some forward intent from Saints!

17’

Kelechi Iheanacho shot...

Riyad Mahrez pulls the ball back for the striker, as pressure from the home side continues to mount. Iheanacho had two bites of the cherry, the second flies wide of the post. Let off for Saints.

12’

Cédric monitoring Chilwell

The full-back is continuing to get forward down the left, but is well marshalled by Saints' equivalent. Looks a threat on the counter, plenty of pace in wide areas for Leicester! 

7’

Leicester enjoying possession...

The old partnership linking once again! Jamie Vardy lays the ball off to Riyad Mahrez, who didn't quite connect with the shot. Alex McCarthy gathers comfortably enough.

4’

Prowsey free-kick...

Whipped in by the midfielder, up and then away by Jamie Vardy. Tadić was fouled in the preamble, but the danger is cleared.

0’

We're off! 😇

Leicester City get us under way. Come on, you Saints!

Teams take to the field!

Both sides are out at the King Power. We're minutes away from kick-off here! We'll have live game updates for you, and don't forget you can also listen to our free commentary of the match!

19.43

Final preparations complete 👊

We're nearly ready at the King Power...

19.40

we need fighters and we need people who want to sacrifice. everyone here wants to do that, and that is a good thing.

pierre-emile højbjerg
ahead of tonight's foxes clash
19.11

Saints are in the building! 👊

Watch as Southampton arrived at the King Power earlier this evening.

19.07

The squad arrives! 👋😇

Saints have made their way in to King Power Stadium, ahead of tonight's game.

18.59

Unchanged team!

Mark Hughes names an unchanged side from last weekend's cruel defeat to Chelsea, but midfielder Steven Davis returns on the bench for Saints!

18.55

LEICESTER CITY TEAM

Starting XI: Hamer (GK), Chilwell, Gray, Iheanacho, Vardy (c), Albrighton, Silva, Maguire, Dragović, Ndidi, Mahrez.

Subs: Jakupović, Simpson, Fuchs, Morgan, Choudhury, Barnes, Diabaté.

18.51

SOUTHAMPTON XI CONFIRMED

Starting XI: McCarthy (GK), Cédric, Hoedt, Yoshida, Bednarek, Bertrand (c), Romeu, Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Long.

Subs: Forster (GK), Pied, Sims, Davis, Redmond, Gabbiadini, Austin.

18.46

Team News: 6:45pm ⏰

Not long to wait until Mark Hughes's team for tonight is revealed, and we'll have all the news for you here as soon as it's confirmed!

18.25

The stage is set! 📸

The sun is out at the King Power, and the stage is set for an important night of Premier League football!

17.57

You've got to stick your chest out and say to yourself as an individual that you're going to turn this situation around, and i sense that there's a real determination to do that.

mark hughes
on his player's mindset
17.25

Saints train ahead of Foxes showdown 📸

Check out some of our images from the week, as Southampton put in the work at Staplewood Campus in preparation for tonight's Premier League clash.

16.41

Hard at work 👊

Take a look at how Southampton's players have been preparing for tonight's face-off with Leicester City!

14.58

We've got a number of games coming up against teams we feel give us a good opportunity to get more points on the board, and that's what we'll strive to do!

Mark Hughes
focussing on premier league safety
14.55

Welcome to Matchday Live!

It's matchday for Southampton, who are in the Midlands for a Premier League clash with Claude Puel's Leicester City. A win tonight would take Mark Hughes's side within touching distance of Swansea, who sit directly above in league standings, while also providing a good footing to head to Wembley this coming weekend.

As always, we'll have the build-up, team news, live match updates and free commentary from King Power Stadium for you, so stick with us!

14.46

LEI vs Saints Line Ups

Leicester City

12
Ben Hamer (GK)
11
Marc Albrighton
16
Aleksandar Dragovic
15
Harry Maguire
3
Ben Chilwell
25
Wilfred Ndidi
14
Adrien Silva
Harvey Barnes (91′)
26
Riyad Mahrez
7
Demarai Gray
Hamza Choudhury (91′)
9
Jamie Vardy (C)
8
Kelechi Iheanacho
Fousseni Diabaté (76′)
17
Eldin Jakupovic
5
Wes Morgan
33
Fousseni Diabaté
28
Christian Fuchs
2
Danny Simpson
38
Hamza Choudhury
32
Harvey Barnes

Southampton

13
Alex McCarthy (GK)
6
Wesley Hoedt
35
Jan Bednarek
3
Maya Yoshida
21
Ryan Bertrand (C)
2
Cédric Soares
14
Oriol Romeu
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Nathan Redmond (88′)
7
Shane Long
Charlie Austin (73′)
11
Dusan Tadic
16
James Ward-Prowse
Steven Davis (58′)
8
Steven Davis
44
Fraser Forster
26
Jérémy Pied
20
Manolo Gabbiadini
10
Charlie Austin
22
Nathan Redmond
39
Josh Sims

LEI vs Saints Match Stats

Leicester City

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    54
    46
  • Shots
    11
    6
  • Shots on target
    3
    2
  • Corners
    11
    3
  • Passes Complete
    360
    280

Top Saints Player Stats

Shots On Target
1
Shane Long
Shane Long
Chances Created
3
Shane Long
Shane Long
Passes Completed
43
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
3
Cédric
Cédric
Clearances
7
Wesley Hoedt
Wesley Hoedt
Saves
3
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy