Leicester romped previous Southampton as they cruised to a 4-1 victory at St Mary’s.
It took simply 21 seconds for Jamie Vardy to fireplace the Foxes in entrance, whereas some additional poor defending from Southampton noticed Kasey McAteer double their lead earlier than the halfway mark within the first half.
Samuel Edozie then pulled one again for the Saints, however Wilfried Ndidi restored the two-goal lead in first-half stoppage time, earlier than Stephy Mavididi made certain of the consequence on 67 minutes.
It was one other irritating night time for Southampton, who completed with 10 gamers after a late pink card for Kamaldeen Sulemana. Leicester, in the meantime, return to the highest of the Championship for at the least 24 hours.
Leicester tear via horrible Southampton
Southampton had endured two weeks of dwell time following that 5-0 defeat at Sunderland, however you have been left to surprise what they have been doing through the worldwide break, when Vardy fired Leicester forward following some sensible mixture play with Mavididi.
Extra terrible defending adopted from the Saints on 18 minutes. Once more, they shot themselves within the foot as they gave it away deep in their very own half, permitting for Kiernan Dewsbury-Corridor to fireplace a move into McAteer, who beat Gavin Bazunu.
Leicester then gifted out a lifeline of their very own, as Callum Doyle’s sloppy play on the again allowed Che Adams to search out Edozie, who dinked one in on 25 minutes.
However earlier than the break the two-goal benefit was restored after Mavididi turned nicely and located Ndidi, who sidestepped Taylor Harwood-Bellis after which shot via Bazunu.
With 1 / 4 of the sport to go it was a fourth for Leicester. A swift break noticed Mavididi with the liberty of Southampton’s half, and he raced ahead earlier than slipping the ball previous Bazunu.
A depressing night time was made even worse as Sulemana, who gave the ball away for Leicester’s fourth, noticed pink for a rash late lunge on James Justin.
Southampton’s Russell Martin:
“I requested the gamers to go toe-to-toe with a very good staff. I believed it was a very good sport with two good groups. We made it actually tough for ourselves in conceding two early objectives. We obtained again into it brilliantly and the third purpose simply earlier than half-time was an actual killer.
“We do not rating our possibilities they usually do. They have been actually scientific and we weren’t individuals will discuss in regards to the scoreline and browse what they need into it, but when we have been scientific tonight it is a a lot nearer sport than the scoreline suggests.”
Leicester’s Enzo Maresca:
“I am very glad. Initially with the consequence and the efficiency. Gamers like James Justin who have not been concerned a lot till right now, and the gamers that got here off the bench, we noticed the way it work. As a result of we will want 25 gamers till the top [of the season].
“Jamie shouldn’t be a performed I found! His historical past speaks for itself. He is an enormous participant, most likely a very powerful participant we now have. However we even have Kelechi Iheanacho and Patson Daka, so we now have to attempt to handle these gamers up entrance. However I am glad he scored as a result of for a striker that is a very powerful factor. I am additionally glad along with his efficiency for the staff.”
Southampton are again in Championship motion on Tuesday night time as they host Ipswich in a 7.45pm kick-off stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer Crimson Button. Leicester go to Norwich on Wednesday night time in an 8pm conflict stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer.