May 11, 2021

LIVE: Southampton vs Leicester

37′ GOOD SAVE! Leicester are starting to find their rhythm now and Ndidi picks out Iheanacho, who touches it onto Tielemans. He pulls away from Salisu and drills a shot across goal which McCarthy keeps out with his feet.

36′ Another shot from range from Leicester now after Ndidi wins the ball off Armstrong and tees up Maddison. He drills his shot on goal, aiming for the far post, but it’s another comfortable save for McCarthy.

34′ Iheanacho spins away from Armstrong and finds himself in a pocket of space just outside the box. He has a go from range, curling it down the middle, but it’s straight at McCarthy, who holds onto it.

33′ Tielemans threads a great pass into Maddison, but Bednarek is staying tight to him in the box. He can’t turn to get a shot away and when he returns it to the Belgian, he catches Armstrong and gives away a free-kick.

31′ For all of Leicester’s possession in the last 10 minutes or so, they haven’t been able to get in behind Southampton. It’s slow from the visitors and they’re struggling to mount an attack.

29′ Redmond wins a free-kick on the halfway line and Bednarek sweeps it out towards Walker-Peters on the right. He touches it into Minamino ahead of him, but he can’t find a way past Soyuncu.

27′ Southampton just can’t get on the ball at the moment and Leicester are keeping them penned deep in their own half. Castagne gets it on the right again and curls a deep cross into the box, but Thomas can’t keep it in at the far post.

25′ Maddison plays a great throughball into Iheanacho, but he can’t control it and it ends up rolling into Castagne on the left. He squares it to the forward but Bednarek sticks out a leg ahead of him to intercept it.

23′ Tielemans first two attempts to swing a cross in from the left are blocked by Minamino, but he wrongfoots him to open up space for a third. He’s looking for Evans at the far post, but Stephens heads it clear ahead of him.

21′ Southampton have had more red cards against Leicester (seven) than against anyone else in the Premier League.

19′ Leicester are keeping the ball well at the moment and stopping Southampton from getting out of their own half. The hosts have dropped deep which is making it difficult for Leicester to move into the final third.

17′ GOOD SAVE! Walker-Peters cuts inside from the right and picks out Redmond in a lot of space just outside the box. He takes a touch before drilling a powerful shot on goal and Schmeichel has to parry it away.

M. Salisu

N. Tella

Southampton

15′ Southampton are making a change after the sending off and it’s Salisu that’s coming on for Tella.

14′ CLOSE! It takes a while for Southampton to sort out their wall, but eventually, Maddison is able to step up and take the free-kick on the edge of the box. He curls it around the outside of the wall, looking for the near post, but it’s just wide of the target.

12′ Vardy has stayed down holding his ankle and the medical team are on to give him some treatment. He’s back to his feet after a couple of minutes and is moving gingerly, but it looks like he’s going to try and carry on.

J. Vestergaard

Red Card

Southampton

10′ SOUTHAMPTON DOWN TO 10! Armstrong plays it back to Vestergaard and he takes a loose first touch which ends up playing in Vardy. He scrambles back to try and make up for his mistake but ends up catching the forward late and the referee shows him a straight red card as he was the last man. 

8′ CHANCE! Soyuncu ends up overrunning the ball and gifts it to Adams just outside Leicester’s box. The forward chooses to lay it off to Tella and he goes for goal first time, but scuffs it and it’s a comfortable save for Schmeichel.

6′ The referee plays an advantage after Thomas fouls Tella but Redmond latches onto the loose ball and drives forward down the left. He’s trying to pull it back for Adams near the penalty spot, but Evans steps across to clear the danger.

4′ Southampton have made a good start to the game and are keeping the ball well in the opening minutes. It’s patient build-up from the hosts and they’re trying to draw Leicester out of their shape.

2′ OFFSIDE! Leicester are caught out with a simple long ball over the top from Vestergaard into Walker-Peters down the right and he cuts into the box before keeping his composure and lifting his shot over Schmeichel. The flag goes up as soon as it hit the net though, and Southampton don’t have an early lead.

1′ Ward-Prowse gets the game underway for Southampton!

The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away.

Leicester won the reverse fixture 2-0 in January, but haven’t done the double over Southampton in the Premier League since the 1999-00 campaign.

Brendan Rodgers, meanwhile, names an unchanged side for the third game running as they look to keep building their momentum in the race for a top-four finish.

Ralph Hasenhuttl makes three changes to the side team that lost to Tottenham last time out as he brings in Stephens, Minamino and Redmond. Salisu and Walcott drop to the bench, while Danny Ings misses out with a hamstring injury he picked up in that match.

LEICESTER CITY SUBS: Nampalys Mendy, Marc Albrighton, Danny Ward, Ayoze Perez, Hamza Choudhury, Ricardo Pereira, Daniel Amartey, Cengiz Under, Dennis Praet.

LEICESTER CITY STARTING XI (3-4-1-2): Kasper Schmeichel; Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu; Timothy Castagne, Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans, Luke Thomas; James Maddison; Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy.

SOUTHAMPTON SUBS: Will Ferry, Daniel N’Lundulu, Mohammed Salisu, Ibrahima Diallo, Moussa Djenepo, Fraser Forster, Alexandre Jankewitz, Kayne Ramsey, Theo Walcott.

SOUTHAMPTON STARTING XI (4-4-2): Alex McCarthy; Kyle Walker-Peters, Jan Bednarek, Jannik Vestergaard, Jack Stephens; Nathan Tella, James Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong, Takumi Minamino; Che Adams, Nathan Redmond.

The two sides meet for the second time in just under two weeks, with the last game ending in a 1-0 victory for Leicester that saw them get through to the FA Cup final. The visitors are on a three-match winning run in all competitions and are back at St Mary’s for the first time since their 9-0 win here in this fixture last season. As for Southampton, they’ve lost their last three outings, but their last win did come at home when they beat Burnley 3-2.

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Premier League meeting between Southampton and Leicester City at St Mary’s Stadium!