English Premier League

Leicester City 2 – 2 Southampton

Leicester City twice came from behind to earn a Premier League point against Southampton at St Mary’s.

The better side in the first half, Saints were rewarded for their positive start with a third-minute opener as defender Jan Bednarek reacted quickest when Mohammed Salisu’s shot was saved after a corner.

Centre-back Jonny Evans drew Leicester level when he followed up Wilfred Ndidi’s saved attempt, but Che Adams headed in Nathan Redmond’s cross to restore the hosts’ advantage before half-time.

Following a lengthy delay caused by a medical emergency in the stands, Leicester restored parity once more four minutes after the restart through James Maddison – the midfielder cutting back onto his right foot and finishing neatly into the bottom corner.

Alex McCarthy produced an excellent save to deny Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy fired over after pouncing on an error by Kyle Walker-Peters as the much-improved visitors pressed for a winner.

Although it did not arrive, the point was enough to move Leicester up to eighth in the table, while Southampton sit 16th, five points above the bottom three.

-BBC

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