Saints suffer final day defeat

premier-league King Power Stadium | Sun 22 May 4PM | Attendance: 32,003
Match Report post Highlights

LEI vs SOU
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LEI vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • James Maddison breaks the deadlock early in the second half
  • Foxes double their lead through Vardy with 15 minutes remaining
  • Saints respond with a James Ward-Prowse penalty
  • Ayoze Pérez hits a brace to put the result beyond doubt
Photo by Matt Watson

FULL TIME: Leicester 4-1 Southampton

The 2021/22 season ends in defeat. All five goals came in a frantic second half at King Power Stadium, but James Ward-Prowse's goal proves to be little more than consolation for Ralph Hasenhüttl's side. Time to regroup and go again next season...

17.53
90+7’

Pérez grabs a second

It's a second for the substitute, who smashes home Ricardo's cut back from the byline. 

90+6’

GOAL

Ayoze Pérez (90+6’) | 4 1

90+3’

Southampton substitution: Will Smallbone replaces Oriol Romeu

A late change for Saints.

90’

Into stoppage time

We'll have an additional seven minutes.

85’

Ward-Prowse off target

It's a free-kick 20 yards from goal which always tempts the captain, but his effort is over Schmeichel's bar. 

83’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Nathan Redmond

Shane Long enters the fray. 

82’

Leicester City substitution: Daniel Amartey replaces James Maddison

Maddison's work is done for the afternoon.

Pérez restores two-goal advantage

Just when Saints thought they were coming back into it, Leicester hit back. Maddison's cross from the left expertly finds the substitute at the back post, who volley pasts McCarthy from close range. 

80’

GOAL

Ayoze Pérez (80’) | 3 1

GOALSCORER 8 James Ward-Prowse

ONE BACK 👊

No mistake from the captain. Ward-Prowse fires into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

79’

GOOOAL!!!

James Ward-Prowse (79’) | 2 1

79’

PENALTY SAINTS!

Stuart Armstrong dribbles into the box and is brought down by Tielemans, with John Moss pointing straight to the spot!

77’

Leicester City substitution: Ademola Lookman replaces Harvey Barnes

A further switch for the home side.

Vardy rounds off counter

Leicester go from back to front in a matter of moments. Barnes charges from his own half before finding Vardy 40 yards from goal, with the striker jinking inside of Lyanco having dribbled into the box before picking out the bottom corner. 

74’

GOAL

Jamie Vardy (74’) | 2 0

72’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Mohamed Elyounoussi

Ralph Hasenhüttl makes his second substitution of the afternoon. 

70’

Leicester City substitution: Ricardo Domingos Barbosa Pereira replaces Timothy Castagne

A switch at full-back for the Foxes.

70’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

The midfielder goes into the book for dissent, after a disagreement with referee John Moss.

69’

Vardy thwarted by Lyanco

Vardy looks set to convert a second after cutting in from the left, but Lyanco stretches out a leg and gets a vital touch on the ball as the striker prepares to shoot. 

67’

Adams heads over

It's Elyounoussi again causing problems down the left. His ball in is this time intended for Adams in the middle, but with the ball slightly behind him, his header loops over the bar.

Photo by Matt Watson

Keep pushing, lads 💪

64’

Chance for Redmond

Elyounoussi's ball in from the left is floated perfectly onto the head of Redmond, but his header under pressure from 12 yards is straight at Schmeichel who claims. 

63’

Leicester City substitution: Ayoze Pérez replaces Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

A first change for the hosts. 

62’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Adam Armstrong

Get well soon, Arma!

62’

Arma can't continue

It's an unfortunate end to the season for Adam Armstrong. Despite initially coming back on after that nasty clash of heads with Jonny Evans, the striker can't continue and is having to be replaced. 

59’

Play resumes

Both Armstrong and Evans are thankfully okay and able to continue. The two players are now sporting bandages around their head.

56’

A nasty looking head injury 🤕

It's an innocuous coming together, but Adam Armstrong and Jonny Evans have both clashed heads while challenging for the ball. A stoppage in play as both get bandaged up.

53’

Barnes denied

Barnes races into the box with Vardy screaming for the ball to played across goal for him, but the Leicester man looks to go it alone and is tackled well by Lyanco. 

Maddison gifted the opener

Either a mistake or a moment of brilliance was going to provide the opener in this game, and it's the former. Lyanco's attempted header back to McCarthy is short allowing Vardy to shoot, and despite a good save from McCarthy, Maddison is there to roll home the rebound. 

49’

GOAL

James Maddison (49’) | 1 0

46’

Play resumes...

The second 45 is up and running in the Midlands. Come on, Saints! 

HALF TIME: Leicester 0-0 Southampton

A game that, so far, very much fits the description for a nothing to play for end of season affair. Neither goalkeeper has been called into action as both sides have had success defending deep and in numbers. Timothy Castagne's early header over the bar the only real chance of the half.

40’

Vardy almost poaches

Good work from Maddison sets Castagne into space down the right, but his whipped delivery can't quite be reached by a stretching Vardy in the middle. 

39’

Cancelling each other out ❌

With both sides defending deep and in numbers, neither side has been able to create a real opportunity. The break approaches with no sign of an opener at this stage.

34’

Salisu takes a hit

The Saints defender takes a whack to the face at a corner, but the Ghanaian is fine to continue after a brief stoppage.

30’

Ward-Prowse fires over

The skipper collects Elyounoussi's pass 20 yards out, but his first-time strike sails high over Schmeichel's goal.

23’

Vardy takes a tumble

Chasing a ball in behind, Vardy goes down after a tangle of legs with Lyanco, but despite penalty appeals from the stands, play continues...

🦊 🆚 😇

Some of the early action from King Power Stadium.

16’

Chances at a premium 

A quarter-of-an-hour played and neither goalkeeper has been tested. Castagne's early header over the bar continues to be the only meaningful attempt on goal so far.

14’

Lyanco well placed

Castagne drives towards the byline and fires a low ball into the box, but Lyanco is perfectly placed in the six-yard box to clear.

7’

Castagne heads over

A big chance for the hosts. The Foxes recycle possession from a corner with Maddison swinging in a dangerous cross, but Castagne can only head over from six yards.

6’

Vardy threatens

It's been all Saints so far, but a swift Leicester break away sees Barnes slip in Vardy down the left channel, but his low cross is cut out by Stephens for a corner.

Photo by Matt Watson

In that number 😇

Tremendous travelling support on the final day.

3’

Early Saints possession

It's a good start from the visitors, who have seen all of the ball in the early stages.

0’

Here we go! 🙌

The ball is rolling at King Power Stadium and the final game of the season is under way. COME ON YOU SAINTS! 😇

The teams are out!

For the final time this season, Saints head out onto the pitch ahead of a Premier League showdown.

15.57

Warming up 🌞

Just ten minutes until the action gets underway at the King Power Stadium. 

15.50

Hear from the boss 🎙

Ralph Hasenhüttl addressed the media ahead of Saints' trip to the Midlands. 

15.36

Surveying the surroundings 👀

Ralph Hasenhüttl's side have arrived at the King Power and are ready for action against Leicester!

15.20

Leicester line-up confirmed

Starting XI: Schmeichel [c], Castagne, Evans, Fofana, Justin, Tielemans, Mendy, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes, Vardy. 

Subs: Ward, Ricardo, Amartey, Söyüncü, Lookman, Pérez, Daka, Iheanacho. 

15.05

Saints line-up confirmed 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Stephens, Lyanco, Salisu, Redmond, Romeu, Ward-Prowse [c], S. Armstrong, Elyounoussi, A. Armstrong. 

Subs: Caballero, Valery, Bednarek, Diallo, Smallbone, Djenepo, Walcott, Long, Adams. 

15.01

Getting Leicester ready 💪

Ralph Hasenhüttl's men have been putting in the work at Staplewood in preparation for this afternoon's clash. 

14.26

ICYMI: Saints Women secure promotion 🏆

It has been a weekend to remember for Southampton's Women as they claimed a 1-0 victory over Wolves in their FA Women's National League play-off final, to earn promotion to the Championship!

14.11
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13.47

SPOILS SHARED AT ST MARY'S 🤝 

The points were shared when Leicester City visited St Mary's for the reverse fixture this season.

13.17

Welcome to King Power Stadium!

For the final time this season, Southampton are in Premier League action as they face Brendan Rodgers' Leicester City. The Foxes will be looking to continue their impressive run in the league, while Saints will go in search of a change in fortune as they hope to end their season on a high in the Midlands. Come on you Saints!

11.59

LEI vs SOU Line Ups

Leicester City

1
Kasper Schmeichel (GK) (C)
6
Jonny Evans
2
James Justin
3
Wesley Fofana
27
Timothy Castagne
replace Ricardo Pereira (70′)
22
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
replace Ayoze Pérez (63′) goal goal
24
Nampalys Mendy
8
Youri Tielemans
10
James Maddison goal
replace Daniel Amartey (82′)
7
Harvey Barnes
replace Ademola Lookman (77′)
9
Jamie Vardy goal
4
Çaglar Söyüncü
37
Ademola Lookman
11
Marc Albrighton
29
Patson Daka
12
Danny Ward
21
Ricardo Pereira
18
Daniel Amartey
17
Ayoze Pérez
14
Kelechi Iheanacho

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
4
Lyanco
22
Mohammed Salisu
5
Jack Stephens
8
James Ward-Prowse (C) goal
6
Oriol Romeu yellow card
replace William Smallbone (93′)
17
Stuart Armstrong
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
replace Moussa Djenepo (72′)
9
Adam Armstrong
replace Che Adams (63′)
11
Nathan Redmond
replace Shane Long (83′)
35
Jan Bednarek
10
Che Adams
43
Yan Valery
20
William Smallbone
13
Willy Caballero
27
Ibrahima Diallo
7
Shane Long
19
Moussa Djenepo
32
Theo Walcott

LEI vs SOU Match Stats

Leicester City

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    51
    comparison angle
    49
  • Shots
    12
    comparison angle
    7
  • Shots on target
    6
    comparison angle
    2
  • Corners
    3
    comparison angle
    3
  • Passes Complete
    353
    comparison angle
    328

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
shots on target
Shots On Target
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
chances created
Chances Created
3
Mohamed Elyounoussi
Mohamed Elyounoussi
passes completed
Passes Completed
51
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
5
clearances
Clearances
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
Kyle Walker-Peters
saves
Saves
2
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy