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Leicester vs Southampton LIVE: Latest score, goals and updates from Premier League fixture today


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Leicester City host Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday night as two of the season’s surprise packages do battle. All three points for Brendan Rodgers’ high-flying Foxes would take them to within a point of the top of the table.

The club, who comfortably won their last match as they defeated Stoke City 4-0 in the FA Cup Third Round, have gone four games without defeat in the Premier League. This run is particularly impressive given that they faced Tottenham away – where they won 2-0 – and Manchester United at home, which finished as a 2-2 draw thanks to a late Jamie Vardy equaliser. Vardy’s last goal came in that Boxing Day draw, and the veteran striker will look to score his 12th goal of the season against the Saints.  

Meanwhile, a win for Southampton would move them level on points with Leicester, Everton and Manchester City. The Saints have dazzled at times this season and they took their biggest win of the campaign last time out when they defeated Liverpool 1-0 at St Mary’s Stadium. Danny Ings scored the only goal that day with an expert lob, and the England international will look to add to his seven strikes in the Premier League this evening. Follow all the latest from the King Power Stadium.

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Leicester 1 – 0 Southampton

40 mins: Another great save from Schmeichel. Bertrand makes a fantastic run in behind the Leicester backline. Walcott is free at the far post but Bertrand goes for goal. Like Maddison he drills his shot but this one is a bit lower and Schmeichel is able to get his hands to the ball and keep it out. 

Michael Jones16 January 2021 20:42

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Leicester 1 – 0 Southampton – Maddison

37 mins: GOAL! It’s a beautiful turn from Maddison to get him on the right side of Bednarek as the ball is played into the box. Maddison collects the ball and smashes it at goal. It’s hit so hard that McCarthy has no chance. Leicester lead. 

Michael Jones16 January 2021 20:38

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Leicester 0 – 0 Southampton

33 mins: A half clearance/half pass from Tielemans bounces kindly for Barnes on the left wing. He comes inside and is tackling which puts him of balance. He recovers but the Leicester counter-attack is unable to continue as the Saints fall back in force. 

Michael Jones16 January 2021 20:35

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Leicester 0 – 0 Southampton

30 mins: Ndidi’s pass is quickly intercepted by Ward-Prowse who puts a glorious ball over the centre-backs as Adams makes the run. The ball bounces past the striker and Schmeichel is able to get out and boot it clear. 

Michael Jones16 January 2021 20:31

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Leicester 0 – 0 Southampton

27 mins: McCarthy’s clearance is headed forward by Tielemans who almost plays Maddison in behind if it weren’t for Bertrand who darts across quickly to win the ball. 

Michael Jones16 January 2021 20:29

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Leicester 0 – 0 Southampton

24 mins: Good save from Schmeichel. Smallbone passes the ball up to Walcott who flicks it onto Adams. Walcott makes a run to the far post as Adams takes the ball into the right side of the box. He shoots and Schmeichel makes a sharp save to cover the gap at the near post. 

Michael Jones16 January 2021 20:25

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Leicester 0 – 0 Southampton

21 mins: The corner is defended well by Leicester with Youri Tielemans booting the ball away. Southampton have had the better of the opening 20 minutes. 

Albrighton gets into the right side of the box with the ball. He squares it to Vardy who lets it run. Barnes meets the pass, hits it first time but is denied by McCarthy. That’s Leicester’s best chance of the match. 

Michael Jones16 January 2021 20:21

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Leicester 0 – 0 Southampton

18 mins: Smallbone shoves Maddison from behind and gives away a free kick. Wesley Fofana has been booked for a tackle on Walcott. Armstrong plays the ball down the right wing and Che Adams chases down the ball. He brings it into the box and tries to cut it back but the ball hits Schmeichel and goes out for a corner.

Michael Jones16 January 2021 20:18

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Leicester 0 – 0 Southampton

15 mins: Justin fouls Walker-Peters in the middle of the pitch. Southampton are set up well, Leicester are finding it really difficult to play through them. 

Michael Jones16 January 2021 20:15

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Leicester 0 – 0 Southampton

12 mins: Leicester win a free kick over on the right side of Southampton’s half. Maddison whips the set piece into the box and McCarthy comes out, leaps through the air in a brilliant Superman impression and punches the ball away. 

Michael Jones16 January 2021 20:12



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