Southampton 2, Leicester 2, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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Brendan Rodgers made no changes from the team that did win at home to Watford, but it was not the best of starts as Southampton scored the opener after just 3 minutes with a Bednarek close finish.

To get behind that early was of course not positive, but it was not to stop a Leicester side to again make the most out of this with a certain James Maddison again playing to a grand level.

Leicester pushed for that equalizer and in the 22nd minute of the game Jonny Evans was at the right place at the right time and pushed the ball over the line after a goalkeeper clearence.

We all could see that Leicester tried but when everyone is not having their best day out there, then suddenly errors are done and with Leicester lad Che Adams in the other camp you would surely get him on the scoresheet as we did after 34 minutes.

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Leicester were 2-1 down at half time but on the field they were the better team. Brendan Rodgers decided to take off Soumare and change him with Dewsbury-Hall. Looked a bit drastic to do a chance 2nd half but again Dewsbury-Hall is a bit more offensive and the only alternative in the midfield area.

Leicester and especially James Maddison pushed on and when he was played through and trolled every saint inside the penalty box and made a brilliant finish it was good to see 2-2 on the scoresheet.

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Leicester had a number of fantastic chances towards the end with Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes both coming close, but it was not the day to score for the two as other men could have been played through and secured all three points.

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The result looked ok in the end, but this was a game that could have been won, but again silly mistakes and selfish behaviour on occasions made it all end in a draw.

Aston Villa next, not an easy match as no one are in Premier League, but again a chance to catch up the teams in front as Leicester are staying 8th at the moment and jumping a few places with this draw. Footwear Sale, New Styles Added, and Free Shipping With Code: SHIPFW

After two great performances this game could have been the one taking us into that float zone again, but it was not to be, hopefully Brendan Rodgers will get more players fit as the next games comes around.

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Again a great performance from James Maddison, great to see him like this as we just a few weeks back wondered when the England international would start deliver again and great to see him like this, we have missed him for a while now.

  • Positives
    • Scoring two great goals
    • Coming back after being behind twice
    • Creating enough chances to win the game
  • Negatives:
    • Not concentrated enough
    • Sloppy defending at times
    • Wilfred Ndidi yellow and not really up to standards

Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6, Castagne 6, Evans 7, Thomas 6, Soyuncu 6, Soumare 4, Ndidi 5, Vardy 6, Barnes 6, Lookman 5, Maddison 8, Subs: Dewsbury-Hall 6, Perez, Daka

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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • James Maddison

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 45 / 55
  • Corners: 15 / 15
  • Shots on target: 7 / 6
  • Fouls: 14 / 11

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