Ndidi Scores In Leicester Loss

Ten -man Southampton produced a fine second -half rearguard display to beat Leicester City 2-1 and move out of the Premier League’ s relegation zone , Goal reports .

Nampalys Mendy’ s clumsy foul on Shane Long allowed James Ward-Prowse to drill home the opener from the penalty spot in the 11th minute, ending a run of four league visits to the King Power Stadium without a goal four Southampton .

Yan Valery was sent off shortly before Long double the lead in first -half injury -time , but a much- improved Leicester halved the arrears through Wilfred Ndidi just before the hour.

Ralph Hasenhuttl ’ s side faced relentless pressure from thereon in, but Southampton held firm for a crucial three points – their first away top-flight win at Leicester since 2001 – that lifted them out of the bottom three .

Leicester, dumped out of the FA Cup by fourth - tier Newport County last week , remain seventh.

Stuart Armstrong had threatened twice by the time Ward-Prowse thumped a penalty high and left of Kasper Schmeichel after Mendy recklessly dragged Long to ground.

Leicester were all at sea but nearly levelled when James Maddison’ s free - kick fell for Wes Morgan, who was denied on the line by Jan Bednarek.

Saints saw Valery receive a second yellow for a needless pull on Marc Albrighton , but they were 2- 0 up by the break

Ndidi Scores In Leicester Loss Ndidi Scores In Leicester Loss Reviewed by Oladehinde Habeeb on January 12, 2019 Rating: 5

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