Ghana Latest Football News, Live Scores, Results - GHANAsoccernet

Ghana's No. 1

Maddison earns Leicester point against Saints

Published on: 01 December 2021

James Maddison has scored four goals in his last six starts in all competitions

Leicester City twice came from behind to earn a Premier League point against Southampton at St Mary's.

The better side in the first half, Saints were rewarded for their positive start with a third-minute opener as defender Jan Bednarek reacted quickest when Mohammed Salisu's shot was saved after a corner.

Centre-back Jonny Evans drew Leicester level when he followed up Wilfred Ndidi's saved attempt, but Che Adams headed in Nathan Redmond's cross to restore the hosts' advantage before half-time.

Following a lengthy delay caused by a medical emergency in the stands, Leicester restored parity once more four minutes after the restart through James Maddison - the midfielder cutting back onto his right foot and finishing neatly into the bottom corner.

Alex McCarthy produced an excellent save to deny Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy fired over after pouncing on an error by Kyle Walker-Peters as the much-improved visitors pressed for a winner.

Although it did not arrive, the point was enough to move Leicester up to eighth in the table, while Southampton sit 16th, five points above the bottom three.

    Reaction to Southampton v Leicester, plus the rest of Wednesday's Premier League action

In-form Maddison earns Foxes a point

Ralph Hasenhuttl called on his Saints side to hit the "reset button" on Wednesday in an attempt to rediscover their early season form.

Bednarek's far-post finish in the aftermath of Nathan Tella's short-corner routine suggested his players were up to the challenge following Saturday's 4-0 humbling by Liverpool at Anfield.

Among three changes as Saints reverted to a back four at St Mary's, 22-year-old midfielder Tella impressed with his work rate, and the energetic hosts deserved their lead at the break.

Although Brendan Rodgers felt his team had "probably settled" following an inconsistent start to the campaign - Sunday's entertaining 4-2 win over Watford on Sunday was only their third in 10 in the league - the visitors were punished for a lethargic start.

The Foxes have failed to keep a Premier League clean sheet since the opening day and they were unable to build on Evans' leveller as Adams drifted in to meet Redmond's cross unchallenged.

Vardy touched the ball fewer times than any team-mate as Leicester initially struggled for fluency in attack and it was Maddison, continuing his return to form with a fourth goal in six starts across all competitions, who provided the spark for a Foxes revival.

The midfielder admitted to struggling with confidence prior to his recent run, but he looked back to his best as he drove his side forward before collecting Luke Thomas' pass, beating his marker and rolling into the corner.

Excellent chances for Barnes and Vardy will leave Leicester feeling they could have taken more but it was a hard-earned point to begin a relentless run of nine matches in 28 days before the end of the year.

    Get all the latest Saints news hereGo straight to all of the best Leicester content

Player of the match

AdamsChe Adams

with an average of 7.20

    SouthamptonSouthamptonSouthamptonLeicesterLeicester CityLeicester City

SouthamptonAvgSquad number10Player nameAdamsAverage rating

7.20

Squad number35Player nameBednarekAverage rating

6.68

Squad number21Player nameLivramentoAverage rating

6.58

Squad number2Player nameWalker-PetersAverage rating

6.46

Squad number11Player nameRedmondAverage rating

6.34

Squad number6Player nameOriol RomeuAverage rating

6.33

Squad number9Player nameA ArmstrongAverage rating

6.24

Squad number23Player nameTellaAverage rating

6.21

Squad number22Player nameSalisuAverage rating

6.19

Squad number18Player nameBrojaAverage rating

6.07

Squad number4Player nameLyancoAverage rating

6.00

Squad number24Player nameElyounoussiAverage rating

5.92

Squad number1Player nameMcCarthyAverage rating

5.70

Squad number8Player nameWard-ProwseAverage rating

5.21

Leicester CityAvgSquad number10Player nameMaddisonAverage rating

6.71

Squad number22Player nameDewsbury-HallAverage rating

6.65

Squad number6Player nameEvansAverage rating

6.50

Squad number9Player nameVardyAverage rating

6.31

Squad number29Player nameDakaAverage rating

5.91

Squad number7Player nameBarnesAverage rating

5.86

Squad number17Player nameAyoze PérezAverage rating

5.83

Squad number4Player nameSöyüncüAverage rating

5.75

Squad number1Player nameSchmeichelAverage rating

5.71

Squad number33Player nameThomasAverage rating

5.67

Squad number25Player nameNdidiAverage rating

5.65

Squad number27Player nameCastagneAverage rating

5.51

Squad number37Player nameLookmanAverage rating

5.48

Squad number42Player nameSoumaréAverage rating

5.18

    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text

Line-upsSouthampton

Formation 4-4-2

1McCarthy21Livramento35Bednarek22Salisu2Walker-Peters11Redmond8Ward-Prowse6Romeu23Tella10Adams9A Armstrong

    1McCarthy21Livramento35BednarekSubstituted forLyancoat 85'minutes22Salisu2Walker-Peters11Redmond8Ward-Prowse6RomeuBooked at 48mins23TellaSubstituted forBrojaat 65'minutes10Adams9A ArmstrongSubstituted forElyounoussiat 74'minutes

Substitutes

    4Lyanco7Long15Perraud18Broja19Djenepo20Smallbone24Elyounoussi43Valery44Forster

Leicester

Formation 4-2-3-1

1Schmeichel27Castagne6Evans4Söyüncü33Thomas42Soumaré25Ndidi37Lookman10Maddison7Barnes9Vardy

    1Schmeichel27Castagne6Evans4Söyüncü33Thomas42SoumaréSubstituted forDewsbury-Hallat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins25NdidiBooked at 82mins37LookmanBooked at 55minsSubstituted forPérezat 61'minutes10Maddison7BarnesSubstituted forDakaat 75'minutes9Vardy

Substitutes

    11Albrighton12Ward14Iheanacho17Pérez18Amartey20Choudhury22Dewsbury-Hall23Vestergaard29Daka

Referee:Robert JonesAttendance:26,951Match StatsHome TeamSouthamptonAway TeamLeicesterPossessionHome45%Away55%ShotsHome15Away15Shots on TargetHome7Away6CornersHome2Away4FoulsHome14Away11Live TextPost update

Match ends, Southampton 2, Leicester City 2.

90'+6'Full Time

Second Half ends, Southampton 2, Leicester City 2.

90'+5'Post update

Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+5'Post update

Foul by Nathan Redmond (Southampton).

90'+3'Booking

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90'+3'Post update

Foul by Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Leicester City).

90'+3'Post update

Nathan Redmond (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90'+2'Post update

Attempt saved. Ayoze Pérez (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Vardy.

90'+2'Post update

Attempt blocked. Che Adams (Southampton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oriol Romeu.

90'Post update

Attempt missed. Mohammed Salisu (Southampton) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by James Ward-Prowse with a cross following a set piece situation.

89'Post update

Foul by Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City).

89'Post update

Armando Broja (Southampton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87'Post update

Attempt blocked. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

87'Post update

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Valentino Livramento.

86'Post update

Attempt missed. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

85'Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Lyanco replaces Jan Bednarek because of an injury.

82'Booking

Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82'Post update

Foul by Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City).

82'Post update

Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82'Post update

Offside, Leicester City. Jamie Vardy tries a through ball, but Patson Daka is caught offside.

Page 1 of 6rewindpreviousNavigate to the next pagenextNavigate to the last pageforward

    Our coverage of your Premier League club is bigger and better than ever before - here's everything you need to know to make sure you never miss a moment

Source: bbc.com

Our Esteemed Clients

UK CasinoHEX
This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.
Learn more