English Premiership

Foxes held at home by Saints

2016-10-02 17:48
Claudio Ranieri (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Leicester City and Southampton played out an entertaining goalless draw in their Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Leicester City started the match on the front foot and had a sustained spell of pressure in the first 15 minutes but could not break down some stubborn defense from the Saints.

It was Southampton though that threatened the goal first when striker Charlie Austin rattled the woodwork after unleashing a vicious volley in the 17th minute.

The Foxes had a glorious chance to take the lead on the half hour mark when Jamie Vardy took advantage of poor back pass but the England fluffed the opportunity as he could not go around goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Riyad Mahrez had the final chance of a fast-paced first half but the Algerian midfielder shot high and wide as the sides went into the break with the game still goalless.

Austin had the first opportunity in the second stanza but Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel saved the forward's shot in the 63rd minute.

James Ward-Prowse could have won the game for visitors in the final 10 minutes but he blasted his effort miles over the bar after a cut back from Shane Long on the right-hand side.

The home side put in one last surge to seal the game but the Saints' rearguard held firm as they took a point from the champions.


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