Leicester extended their lead in the top of the English Premier League to seven points after they battled to defeat Southampton 1-0 in Sunday’s clash at the King Power Stadium.
The only goal of the game was scored by Leicester skipper Wes Morgan in the first half, his first goal of the season.
It was their fourth consecutive clean sheet since playing 2-2 at home against West Brom.
Christian Fuchs almost gave Leicester City the lead in the 3rd minute but his header off Shinji Okazaki’s flick went just wide.
In the seventh minute Fraser Forster made a timely interception following Marc Albrighton’s intended pass to Riyad Mahrez.
A minute later Jamie Vardy chased down Ryan Bertrand’s back pass which Forster had to hurriedly clear away.
Leicester skipper volleyed towards goal in the 12th minute but his effort was blocked for a corner.
In the 19th minute Vardy sent in a low cross across Southampton’s 18-yard box which Okazaki couldn’t connect to.
Morgan made a good clearance in the 21st minute, heading away a Graziano Pelle’s dangerous cross.
Pelle had a chance in the 29th minute after meeting a right cross but it went just wide.
Sadio Mane had Southampton’s best chance in the 32nd minute when he rounded Kasper Schmeichel but Danny Simpson cleared away for a corner.
Schmeichel was called into action in the 35th minute, tipping over the bar Jose Fonte’s 30-yard drive.
Morgan finally opened the scoring in the 38th minute, heading in Fuchs cross.
Southampton made the game’s first change of the game with Dusan Tadic replacing Matt Targett.
In the 51st minute Southampton sent in a dangerous free-kick which was half cleared before Schmeichel gathered.
Vardy almost doubled Leicester’s lead on 60 minutes but Forster saved what would have been an own goal by Fonte.
Leicester made their first change in the 63rd minute with Leonardo Ulloa replacing Okazaki.
Simpson had a glorious chance to make it 2-0 in the 71st minute but Forster made another superb save.
Southampton made double substitution with Charlie Austin and Ward Prowse for Steven Davies and Jordy Clasie.
In the 76th minute Southampton launched a counter attack but Huth was on hand to clear the danger.
Mahrez was presented with a shooting opportunity by Vardy from 30-yard but Forster saved.
Drinkwater tried a long range effort from 25-yard which went wide.
Morgan almost got his second following his volley but Van Dijk blocked.
A minute later Vardy struck a angle shot which was blocked away.
And in the last minute of added time, Southampton had a free-kick but it was well taken care of by the Leicester defence.Jiji.ng the cheapest online shopping in Nigeria.
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