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Iheanacho Bags Sixth Assist As Leicester Slip Up In Top-Four Race After Frustrsting Draw At 10-Man Southampton 

Iheanacho Bags Sixth Assist As Leicester Slip Up In Top-Four Race After Frustrsting Draw At 10-Man Southampton 

Kelechi Iheanacho provided his sixth assist of the season as 10-man Southampton held Leicester to a 1-1 draw and frustrate the Foxes in their push to clinch a top-four finish, Completesports.com reports.

The in-form Iheanacho made amends by assisting Johnny Evans for Leicester’s equaliser, after he gave away the penalty which James Ward-Prowse converted to give Southampton the lead.

Also in action for Leicester was Iheanacho’s compatriot Wilfred Ndidi who featured for 90 minutes.

Jannick Vestergaard was sent off after just 10 minutes when his tackle on Jamie Vardy was deemed to have denied the Leicester striker a goal-scoring opportunity.

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That decision set the game’s pattern with Leicester probing while Southampton defended deep, but it was the Saints who took the lead in the 61st minute.

Ward-Prowse scored from the penalty spot after Iheanacho had blocked Stuart Armstrong’s effort with his arm raised up by his head.

Leicester equalised in the eight minute thanks to Jonny Evans who headed in Iheanacho’s cross.

In the final 10 minutes Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy for Southampton brilliantly denied Vardy with his right boot from close range.

The point means Leicester remain in third position on 63 points and are five points ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea.

For Southampton, they edge 10 points clear of the relegation zone as they close in on guaranteeing their safety.

By James Agberebi

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  • Frustrating game, leicester weren’t hungry enough to go and win the game even though they had a man advantage.
    The penalty was unfortunate, but thats what happens when you put your hands up in the box.
    Vardy keeps losing scoring chances, its becoming annoying. Against crystal palace he lost many chances and again against Southampton he lost another opportunity to score. He needs to work on his psyche. He can score goals. But something is wrong somewhere.
    This game was a must 3 pointer. Leicester still have Chelsea and man utd away. Can they win these two teams? Im not sure. Their top 4 finish is not as solid as they think.

    • Walking 3 years ago

      If you watched the match, you will observe that Maddison did everything possible for Vardy to score..

      There was a clear chance he could have converted or still he could have laid a pass to Nacho but, he lost that opportunity..

  • They should win their next match at home. Look at that pass from kelechi- world class.

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