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Leicester v Southampton

27th November 2018
Match Report 
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The moment Davis thought that he had won the match for Saints. Unfortunately not though


Match Report

IBO Reporter : channonite


Leicester beat Southampton 6-5 on penalties and will go on to a League Cup quarter-final against Manchester City.

This match had been postponed after originally being scheduled for the Tuesday after the helicopter crash that claimed the life of Leicester owner, Srivaddhanaprabha and four others on 27 October.

After both sides scored their first five, Manolo Gabbiadini's spot-kick was saved by Danny Ward. Nampalys Mendy duly converted to clinch victory.

Saints had the better of the second half, hitting the woodwork through Nathan Redmond and Gabbiadini. Steven Davis also had a goal ruled out after a VAR review following Redmond's handball.

After a deflating weekend defeat by Fulham dropped the Saints into the Premier League relegation zone, there has been fresh speculation over the future of Mark Hughes. The Welshman picked a strong line-up for this match and, in turn, they delivered a performance, if not victory.

After a first half that lacked rhythm or pace, the Saints created the clearer chances in the second half.

The best was the one that Michael Obafemi missed. The 18-year-old striker, making his first Saints start, unfortunately managed to slice wide from close range under very little pressure.

Before missing the crucial penalty, Gabbiadini was very nearly the match-winner. The Italian's injury-time free-kick seemed destined for the back of the net, only to be diverted onto the woodwork by the Leicester keeper.

So, that was the League Cup for another year. Time to pay attention to our League form now we are well and truly in a relegation scrap.


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Højbjerg had another good match and was captain for the day

Teams 

Leicester


12 Ward

2 Simpson - Booked 9'

4 Söyüncü

6 Evans - Booked 90'

28 Fuchs

27 Diabaté (Albrighton 78')

25 Ndidi

23 Adrien Silva (Mendy 61')

7 Gray

8 Iheanacho (Okazaki 61')

9 Vardy


Substitutes

5 Morgan

11 Albrighton

14 Ricardo Pereira

17 Jakupovic

20 Okazaki

24 Mendy

59 Leshabela



Southampton


28 Gunn

5 Stephens

3 Yoshida

4 Vestergaard

43 Valery

23 Højbjerg

18 Lemina

33 Targett (Cédric 61')

17 Armstrong (Davis 73')

22 Redmond

61 Obafemi (Gabbiadini 90')


Substitutes

1 McCarthy

2 Cédric

6 Hoedt

8 Davis

10 Austin

16 Ward-Prowse

20 Gabbiadini


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League Cup
2018-19
Round 4
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Tuesday 27th November


Leicester 0


Saints 0



Leicester Win 6-5 on Penalties



Referee: Roger East

Attendance: 22,150




Possession

  • Leicester 53%
  • Saints 47%

Shots

  • Leicester 10
  • Saints 12

Shots on Target

  • Leicester 2
  • Saints 3

Corners

  • Leicester 6
  • Saints 6

Fouls

  • Leicester 12
  • Saints 15

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