Leicester climb second after a comfortable win over Saints


A comfortable 2-0 win over injury-hit Southampton has lifted Leicester City to second temporarily in the Premier League.

In a keenly contested match at the King Power Stadium, the home side broke the deadlock eight minutes before the half time when James Madison edged past Alex McCarthy from a really tight angle.

In the absence of their star man Danny Ings, who was ruled out after testing positive with COVID-19, Che Adams stepped up for the visitors and tested Foxes’ defense on the counter-attack followed by attempts from Ryan Bertrand and Will Smallbone.

Harvey Barnes, who was denied by a superb goalline clearance from Jan Bednarek, finally found the back of the net when Leicester punished lackluster Southampton on the counter-attack in the dying minutes of the game.

What’s next?

Brendan Rodgers’ men will host Chelsea on Tuesday night while Saints will be in action in FA Cup against Shrewsbury.

Leicester City Vs Southampton - Match Details

James Maddison scored in consecutive Premier League games for Leicester for the first time since October 2019, matching his goal tally at home from each of the previous two campaigns (three).
James Maddison scored in consecutive Premier League games for Leicester for the first time since October 2019, matching his goal tally at home from each of the previous two campaigns (three).

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