Southampton moved out of the Premier League relegation zone with a battling win at Leicester, despite spending the entire second half with 10 men.

James Ward-Prowse gave Southampton an early lead from the penalty spot after Shane Long was bundled over in the area by Nampalys Mendy.

Saints defender Yan Valery was then shown a second yellow card for a foul on Marc Albrighton but Long doubled their lead just before half-time.

Wilfred Ndidi scrambled home Ricardo Pereira’s cross to bring Leicester back into the game at the start of the second half, but Southampton held on for a priceless victory.

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Line-ups

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 14Ricardo Pereira
  • 5Morgan
  • 15Maguire
  • 3ChilwellBooked at 35mins
  • 38ChoudhurySubstituted forGhezzalat 76′minutes
  • 24MendySubstituted forBarnesat 45′minutes
  • 25Ndidi
  • 11AlbrightonSubstituted forGrayat 45′minutes
  • 9Vardy
  • 10MaddisonBooked at 20mins

Substitutes

  • 2Simpson
  • 4Söyüncü
  • 7Gray
  • 8Iheanacho
  • 12Ward
  • 19Barnes
  • 31Ghezzal

Southampton

  • 1McCarthy
  • 35Bednarek
  • 5StephensBooked at 54mins
  • 4Vestergaard
  • 43ValeryBooked at 45mins
  • 14Romeu
  • 16Ward-Prowse
  • 33Targett
  • 22RedmondSubstituted forGallagherat 90+3′minutes
  • 17ArmstrongSubstituted forCédric Soaresat 57′minutes
  • 7LongSubstituted forSlatteryat 76′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Cédric Soares
  • 11Elyounoussi
  • 15Gallagher
  • 28Gunn
  • 39Sims
  • 55Slattery
  • 66Ramsay
Referee:
Michael Oliver
Attendance:
31,491

Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamSouthampton
Possession
Home72%
Away28%
Shots
Home23
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Leicester City 1, Southampton 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leicester City 1, Southampton 2.

Attempt missed. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by James Maddison with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Sam Gallagher replaces Nathan Redmond.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Callum Slattery.

Attempt blocked. Demarai Gray (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Chilwell.

Offside, Leicester City. Ben Chilwell tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Demarai Gray.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

Offside, Southampton. Alex McCarthy tries a through ball, but Nathan Redmond is caught offside.

Offside, Leicester City. Ricardo Pereira tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Demarai Gray.

Attempt missed. James Maddison (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Rachid Ghezzal (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ricardo Pereira.

Attempt missed. James Maddison (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Maddison.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Rachid Ghezzal replaces Hamza Choudhury.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Callum Slattery replaces Shane Long.

Attempt saved. James Maddison (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Demarai Gray.

Attempt blocked. Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Maddison.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Cédric Soares.

Attempt saved. Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Maguire.

Foul by Hamza Choudhury (Leicester City).

Shane Long (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Maddison with a cross.

Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James Maddison.

Attempt blocked. James Maddison (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ricardo Pereira.

Foul by Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City).

Nathan Redmond (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Jan Bednarek.

Harvey Barnes (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jan Bednarek (Southampton).

Goal!

Goal! Leicester City 1, Southampton 2. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ricardo Pereira.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Cédric Soares replaces Stuart Armstrong.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harvey Barnes.

Attempt missed. James Maddison (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. James Maddison (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jack Stephens (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Maddison (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Stephens (Southampton).