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Leicester City v Southampton Live Commentary, 20/08/2022

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J. Maddison (54)
C. Adams (68)
C. Adams (84)
King Power Stadium


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This win moves Southampton up to 12th and they'll face Manchester United next weekend. Meanwhile the wait goes on for Leicester's first win, they'll travel to Chelsea next time out.
Southampton come from behind to clinch their first win of the season, a 2-1 success over Leicester, after a superb substitute appearance from Adams, who scored both goals for the Saints. Leicester took the lead on 54 minutes through a fine Maddison free-kick, but Southampton responded well, with Adams changing the game when he came off the bench. He grabbed the equaliser on 68 minutes, before firing home a superb volley late on to grab all three points for the visitors.
90' + 5' OFF THE POST! Adams almost gets his hat-trick! The striker gets a shot away in the box, but luckily for Leicester it strikes the post and then bounces away. Not long left now.
R. Lavia
Yellow Card
90' + 4' Lavia is also booked for his coming together with Maddison late on.
J. Maddison
Yellow Card
Leicester City
90' + 4' Tempers are starting to boil over now, with Leicester frustrated and Lavia and Maddison have a coming together over a poor challenge from the Leicester man. Maddison is booked for his part in it.
90' + 2' Southampton have changed to a five-man defence now as they try and see the game out. Leicester are pushing forward in search of a late equaliser.
90' There will be a minimum of six minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
J. Aribo
88' Another Saints change coming up now, with Aribo the man departing and on comes Lyanco.
86' Southampton have been excellent since getting the equaliser, looking the better side and have got their deserved second goal. Can they hold on to get all three points?
J. Ward-Prowse
84' Ward-Prowse with yet another perfect delivery into the penalty area, straight to Adams and the striker does the rest with a wonderful finish to fire his side ahead.
C. Adams
84' GOAL! SOUTHAMPTON LEAD! What a strike that is from Adams to make it 2-1! Walker-Peters gets down the right wing, plays it back to Ward-Prowse on the edge of the box, who whips an excellent cross into the penalty area and Adams produces a fantastic acrobatic volley to fire the ball into the back of the net.
J. Aribo
Yellow Card
82' Aribo is booked for diving in the box, after he tries to meet the ball, but Ward also slides to meet it and in the end, neither player touch it.
81' We're into final 10 minutes of the game, can either side push on and score another to potentially nick all three points?
79' It looks like Djenepo has a problem for the Saints now, he's receiving some treatment on the pitch, but it looks like it might just be a touch of cramp.
77' Poor effort! Armstrong finds a bit of time and space on the edge of the box and opts to go for goal, but he gets his shot all wrong and it doesn't come close to troubling Ward.
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H. Barnes
Leicester City
76' Barnes is the next Leicester man to head off the pitch and Iheanacho is his replacement.
P. Daka
Yellow Card
Leicester City
76' Daka is booked for a poor challenge in midfield, coming out of frustration.
74' Southampton have won two of their last four away league games against Leicester, though they have lost their last two. They’d only won two of their previous 16 league visits to the Foxes before this run (D5 L9).
72' Southampton are well on top now, camped inside the Leicester half and looking more dangerous in the final third. Can they nick a winner?
S. Armstrong
A. Armstrong
70' Another Southampton substitution now as Adam Armstrong heads off and Stuart Armstrong comes on.
A. Bella-Kotchap
68' Bella-Kotchap did well to hold off a Leicester defender in the box, using his body to shield the ball, before sending it to Adams, who did the rest with a composed finish.
C. Adams
68' GOAL! SOUTHAMPTON EQUALISE! It’s been coming from the visitors and Adams has had an immediate impact from the bench. It comes from a long throw-in, which Bella-Kotchap controls and lays it off to Adams, who then coolly slots it into the back of the net. Justin tries to clear it on the line, but he’s unable to prevent it from heading in. It’s 1-1!
P. Daka
J. Vardy
Leicester City
65' The other change sees Vardy replaced up front by Daka.
Y. Tielemans
Ayoze Pérez
Leicester City
65' Double substitution coming up for Leicester now, with Perez the first to head off and he has been replaced by Tielemans.
M. Elyounoussi
Yellow Card
64' The first yellow card of the game is shown to Elyounoussi after he chops down Justin, as the full-back skipped past him down the left wing.
62' CHANCE! Ward-Prowse whips a superb corner delivery into the box, which is met by the head of Bella-Kotchap and he fires his header straight at Vardy, who has to be careful as he almost turns it towards his own goal. However, he reacts quickly and clears the danger.
61' This is better from Southampton, they are seeing more of the ball in the Leicester half and it's now the hosts who are having to sit deep and soak up the pressure.
C. Adams
S. Mara
59' Southampton have made their first substitution of the game, with Mara the man coming off and Adams is his replacement.
56' It will be interesting to see how Southampton react to going a goal behind, they need to be careful not to concede another straight away, as the hosts look keen to extend their lead quickly.
J. Maddison
Leicester City
54' GOAL! LEICESTER TAKE THE LEAD! Maddison with a superb free-kick to fire the Foxes ahead! It looked like Maddison would whip the ball into the box for a team-mate, but instead he opts to fire it towards the bottom right corner of the net from 25 yards out and it beats Bazunu and flies into the back of the net. It's 1-0!
52' We need an injection of pace right now, someone to grab the game by the scruff of the neck and take it to their opponents.
50' Southampton's shape is making it very difficult for Leicester to break them down at the moment, they are keeping their positions well and there is very little space for the hosts to find in the final third.
48' No changes for either side ahead of the second half. Southampton enjoying some early possession, but it's all in the middle of the pitch so far.
46' The second half is under way!
There's not much separating the two sides, with Southampton looking dangerous on the break, but Leicester are on top in terms of possession. Just a bit more quality in the final third needed.
It’s goalless at the break between Leicester and Southampton, despite the visitors getting the ball into the back of the net through Mara after a quick counter, but it was ruled out for offside. However, it's Leicester who have dominated much of the opening half, with Barnes and Perez both having good chances to open the scoring, but they were unable to break the deadlock. Maddison forced Bazunu into making a save late on, but apart from that, the Saints keeper has been well defended by his team-mates.
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added time played at the end of the first half.
43' There isn’t long left to play before the end of the first half, can either side break the deadlock before the half-time whistle?
42' Southampton have won just one of their last 14 Premier League games (D3 L10), winning 1-0 against Arsenal in April. Away from home, Saints are winless in eight league games (D3 L5) since a 3-2 win at Spurs in February.
40' CHANCE! Southampton lose possession in a dangerous position in their own half and Barnes picks it up and drives into the penalty area. The winger fires an effort towards the bottom right corner of the net, but he drags it just wide of the post.
38' CHANCE! Maddison whips an excellent free-kick into the box from the left wing and it flies dangerously close to Bazunu, who is forced into action and he parries it away to safety, getting a strong hand on the ball.
37' Barnes wins a free-kick in a good position deep down the left wing, with Walker-Peters bringing him down. Maddison now with the opportunity to whip the set piece into the penalty area.
35' Southampton are doing a good job of frustrating Leicester, they are defending well and keeping their shape, so there isn't much space in the final third for the hosts to exploit.
33' Worry here for Southampton as Bazunu is down on the pitch with an injury and the medical team are giving him some treatment. However, it looks like he will be fine to continue for now.
31' The pace has dropped slightly in the last couple of minutes, with Leicester getting back on the ball, but it's all in the middle of the pitch and there hasn't been much action in the final third.
29' We’re coming up to the half an hour mark now and it remains goalless between Leicester and Southampton. The hosts have been on top, but it's the Saints who have had the ball in the back of the net, but it was ruled out for offside.
27' GOAL RULED OUT! Mara thought he had fired Southampton into the lead after a quick counter catches Leicester out at the back. He's fed through the Foxes defence and races clear, sliding the ball past Ward and into the bottom right corner of the net. However, he made his run too early and the flag correctly goes up for offside.
25' Against no side has Southampton’s Ward-Prowse scored more Premier League goals than he has against Leicester (4), with three of his four against them coming from the penalty spot.
23' Barnes has had a positive impact on the game, making his return to the side after a spell on the sidelines with an injury. The trio of Barnes, Vardy and Maddison are linking up very well.
21' The visitors are looking to break forward on the counter-attack when they do get on the ball, but that hasn't been very often and any time they do win possession back, Leicester are quick to regain control.
19' Good move! Maddison plays a deep free-kick into the box, which catches Southampton out and Castagne meets it, but his cross is blocked and goes out for a corner. However, the resulting set piece comes to nothing.
17' Leicester look very strong, showing positive signs and they look like the more likely to open the scoring before half-time.
15' Good pressure here from Leicester, they've got Southampton sitting deep and they have everyone back behind the ball to try and soak it up.
13' CHANCE! Great play down the left wing by Dewsbury-Hall who gets to the byline and then chips a deep cross into the box towards Perez at the far post. However, Perez doesn't get the best contact on the ball and his volley is poor and Southampton clear the danger.
12' Decent effort! The ball falls nicely to Lavia on the edge of the penalty area, who volleys a shot towards the Leicester goal. However, it lacks pace and Ward easily gathers.
10' Leicester are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games against Southampton (W2 D2) – only once have they had a longer run without defeat against Saints in their league history (6 between 1953 and 1968).
8' Leicester fans will be buoyed today by the news that Vardy has signed a new contract at the club, running until 2024. The striker has been energetic up front for the Foxes so far, making himself a nuisance.
6' Southampton haven't seen much of the ball yet, with Leicester on top, but they are yet to create an opening or have an attempt on goal. There is a good pace to the match already.
4' Leicester have started brightly so far, they are pushing forward early on and have won a corner off Djenepo. Can they create something here?
2' PENALTY SHOUT! Vardy gets in behind the Southampton defence and Walker-Peters steps across him in an attempt to get to the ball, but the striker goes down and appeals for a penalty. However, the referee doesn't see anything in it and nothing is given.
1' We're under way!
The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!
Meanwhile the visitors have made three changes, with Bednarek, Stuart Armstrong and Adams all dropping to the bench and they have been replaced by Mara, Adam Armstrong and Aribo.
Brendan Rodgers has made two changes to his Leicester side, with Wesley Fofana left out of the squad, after he has been linked with a transfer to Chelsea. Meanwhile Tielemans drop to the bench, with Perez and Barnes coming into the starting line-up.
SOUTHAMPTON SUBS: Alex McCarthy, Lyanco, Oriol Romeu, Che Adams, Stuart Armstrong, Ibrahima Diallo, Theo Walcott, Jan Bednarek, Yan Valery.
SOUTHAMPTON (4-2-3-1): Gavin Bazunu; Kyle Walker-Peters, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Mohammed Salisu, Moussa Djenepo; Romeo Lavia, James Ward-Prowse; Mohamed Elyounoussi, Sekou Mara, Adam Armstrong; Joe Aribo.
LEICESTER SUBS: Caglar Soyuncu, Youri Tielemans, Marc Albrighton, Kelechi Iheanacho, Patson Daka, Nampalys Mendy, Dennis Praet, Daniel Iverson, Luke Thomas.
LEICESTER (4-1-4-1): Danny Ward; Timothy Castagne, Daniel Amartey, Jonny Evans, James Justin; Wilfred Ndidi; Ayoze Perez, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes; Jamie Vardy.
Meanwhile Southampton lost 4-1 against Tottenham, before coming from behind to get a point against Leeds United last weekend in a 2-2 draw at St Mary’s.
Both teams are chasing their first win of the season, after a draw and a defeat in their opening two games. Leicester were held to a 2-2 draw with Brentford on their opening day, with the visitors coming from behind to nick a point, before suffering a 4-2 loss against Arsenal last weekend.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Premier League clash between Leicester City and Southampton at the King Power Stadium.