Leicester 4, Southampton 1, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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A good end to the season and of course three points in this last game vs. Southampton could give Leicester an 8th position and with the team selection we could see that Brendan Rodgers was all on for that.

To have Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana back in full action and being available and fully fresh makes everything look so much easier.

Looking at the game with first half in mind you start to wonder if any of the teams really had it in them to go for all three points as it was really dull and little to write about.

A few half chances and some attempts, but still no real push for anything. Leicester tried and Southampton had a few attempts but it was all blocked before it came to any goal chance.

What we did see in the first half was everything else than what happened 2nd half as James Maddison hammered in the first one after just 49 minutes, a fantastic assisting work from Harvey Barnes resulted in a nice first goal.

Jamie Vardy got a lot of stick from the Saints fans during the game and he just replied with a fantastic goal and wonderful strike in the 74th minute, what a finish, just lovely to watch him doing his business in front of goal.

Southampton did have the ball a lot during the game and they also played it around a bit and of course during a game some chances will be created, as when Youri Tielemans fauled Stuart Armstrong inside the penalty box. The penalty strike from James Ward-Prowse was as clever as ever, 1-2.

But still the feeling was that Leicester would score more and to see Ayoze Perez pushing in two goals was fantastic. The first one after 81 minutes, set up by James Maddison and the 2nd well into stoppage time assisted by Ricardo Pereira

This was a massive finish to the season and as we did see the season before the magic season we did also a big win finale battering Queens Park Rangers 5-1. It was a great day again as we can look forward to next season with a bit of hope for something more special to happen as we this season went close to something big, but still had to settle with what we all should see as something to build on.

4-1 at home in front of an enthuastic crowd a run of applause from the players and playing staff after the game shows that the club, manager and players have a massive crowd behind them.

Leicester made four changes in the game, something you can do if you have to make a change due to head injuries, as we did see Che Adams had to leave the field after the clash with Jonny Evans, and both teams are then entitled to make four changes. Next season we will see five changes possible and we all know how Leicester have done with that being possible, two fifth places in the Premier League.

As a Leicester fan you will never say no to an 8th finish in Premier League and a semi-final in Europe, that will as you look back in history, be a good result, but from a shorter perspective a bit down from previous years. Next season again without European action but still more time to consentrate on Premier League, FA Cup and EFL Cup games.

  • Positives
    • Scoring four goals
    • Jamie Vardy again on fire as he shows so much class
    • Maddison again being very lively and focused
    • Fofana and Evans love to see them injury free and focused
  • Negatives:
    • First half was a bit non creative, but no complains
    • No new 22/23 Leicester shirt used as we still have to guess what will be

Player Ratings: Schmeichel 6, Castagne 6, Fofana 7, Evans 7, Justin 6, Tielemans 6, Mendy 6, Dewsbury-Hall 6, Maddison 9, Vardy 8, Barnes 7, Subs: Lookman, Amartey, Perez, Pereira

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • James Maddison

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 51 / 49
  • Corners: 3 / 3
  • Shots on target: 6 / 2
  • Fouls: 10 / 5

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