Date: 20th April 2018 at 10:12am
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Leicester City
0 – 0
Southampton

King Power Stadium

Premier League

19/04/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 31160

Referee: East

Leicester City Southampton
Hamer McCarthy
Dragovic Bednarek
Maguire Yoshida
Chilwell Hoedt
Gray 91 Soares
Adrien Silva 91 Romeu
Ndidi Hojbjerg 88
Albrighton Bertrand
Mahrez Ward-Prowse 58
Iheanacho 76 Tadic
Vardy Long 73

Substitutes

Simpson Davis 58
Morgan Austin 73
Jakupovic Gabbiadini
Fuchs Redmond 88
Barnes 91 Pied
Diabate 76 Sims
Choudhury 91 Forster

Game Statistics

11 Goal attempts 6
3 On Target 2
11 Corners 3
10 Fouls 10
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
54 % 46

Having effectively blown hopes of a Europa League journey for next season as Leicester lost to Burnley in our recent game, we welcomed Mark Hughes’ struggling Southampton to the King Power Stadium yesterday evening looking to get back to winning ways.

Claude Puel’s side did draw a line under the previous defeat in this game as we secured a scoreless draw on the night, but it wasn’t the three points fans had been hoping for.

The Frenchman also took the opportunity to tinker with little riding on the result and fans in attendance saw a 4-4-1-1 experiment with Marc Albrighton deployed on the right side of a back four – however it didn’t seem to blunt his attacking prowess and he created several chances for Jamie Vardy in the second period, but otherwise it wasn’t great on the eye and there was little to shout about.

With a couple of games remaining in 2017/18 Leicester do sit on 44 points and that was of course what we ended the 2016/17 campaign on, so for some that will give rise to optimism once Puel gets a better chance to stamp his mark on the squad given the style of play he prefers.

The BBC quote Puel as saying post game.

“We are a little bit disappointed not to win but I’m happy with our performance. It was important to continue the momentum from the second half against Burnley and I think we did that. We showed a lot of quality and had two or three good chances to score in the first half and we played with a good tempo and intensity. If we can repeat this performance in the next game against Crystal Palace we will do well.”

Puel also confirmed that Kasper Schmeichel will be back for the next match, but he was full of praise of Ben Hamer’s performance as he took his place between the sticks.