Leicester slumped to their fifth defeat of the season as Southampton avenged their 9-0 drubbing earlier in the campaign by beating the Foxes 2-1 at the King Power Stadium.
Danny Ings should have given Saints the lead early on, when some clumsy defending from the hosts allowed the in-form striker a one-on-one, only for the former Liverpool man to fire straight at Kasper Schmeichel.
The Foxes lead lasted only six minutes when a Stuart Armstrong shot found its way past Schmeichel via a James Maddison deflection.
Key Talking Point
After sticking nine past the Saints last time out, Brendan Rodgers' side would have come into the game full of confidence.
Leicester winning 9-0 away at Southampton and then losing the home fixture pic.twitter.com/tiGE7plZ7u— Connor (@CFC_CS) January 11, 2020
Starting XI: Schmeichel (7); Pereira (6), Evans (7*), Soyuncu (5), Chilwell (5); Choudhury (5), Pérez (6), Praet (7), Maddison (5), Barnes (5); Vardy (6)
Substitutes: Tielemans (6), Iheanacho (7), Gray (7)
Happy 32nd birthday to Leicester City defender Jonny Evans! — Goal (@goal) January 3, 2020
Should he still be at Manchester United? 樂
Better than Victor Lindelof? pic.twitter.com/Y15T73oLVc
Key Talking Point
Southampton have progressed a long, long way since that fateful Friday night in October and they were clearly keen to demonstrate that to their former tormentors early on.
Southampton's high-press created a number of good opportunities in the first period and the in-form Ings was denied by the woodwork twice in quick succession.
What a fantastic first half that was; practically outplaying Leicester aside from a few instances. Danny Ings SO unlucky today, happy for Armstrong with his goal.— Ethan Evans (@EthanEvansSJ) January 11, 2020
So many missed opportunities; hope they don't come back to bite us in the second half.
Looking good, #SaintsFC
Southampton continued to impress in the second half and were desperately unlucky that VAR intervened to overturn a penalty decision.
Eventually Saints' pressure paid off as Ralph Hasenhuttl's side stretched their unbeaten run to six games courtesy of Ings' scrappy finish.
Starting XI: McCarthy (7); Soares (7), Stephens (7), Bednarek (7), Bertrand (7); Armstrong (8*), Ward-Prowse (7), Hojbjerg (6), Redmond (6); Long (6), Ings (7)
Scoring the visitors opening goal, Armstrong's defensive contributions also limited Leicester to hardly any attacks down the left-hand side.
Stuart Armstrong scoring agains Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester. Superb. pic.twitter.com/y0bYRdKNdF— CeltsAreHere (@HereCelts) January 11, 2020