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Leicester City could not on their visit to Southampton and fell 1-0

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Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse squandered his chance to open the scoring and take the lead by missing a penalty kick in the 31st minute of the first half.

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The best player of the match was Carlos Alcaraz. The Southampton midfielder scored 1 goal, made 13 key passes and searched for the opposite goal 4 times.

Armel Bella Kotchap was also key. The Southampton defender had a good level by taking 2 balls and clearing 4 dangerous balls.

The match was cut short due to the number of fouls committed by both teams. There were a large number of cautions: Carlos Alcaraz, Harvey Barnes, James Maddison, Che Adams, Adam Armstrong and James Ward-Prowse.

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Southampton manager Rubén Sellés suggested a 4-4-2 formation with Gavin Bazunu in goal; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Jan Bednarek, Armel Bella Kotchap and Kyle Walker-Peters on the defensive line; Carlos Alcaraz, James Ward-Prowse, Roméo Lavia and Kamaldeen Sulemana in the middle; and Theo Walcott and Che Adams in attack.

For its part, Brendan Rodgers’ team took to the field with a 4-5-1 scheme with Danny Ward under the three sticks; Ricardo Pereira, Harry Souttar, Wout Faes and Timothy Castagne in defense; Nampalys Mendy, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Tetê, James Maddison and Harvey Barnes in midfield; and Kelechi Iheanacho up front.

Referee Robert Jones was in charge of supervising the game at Saint Mary’s Stadium.

On the following date Southampton will face Manchester United as a visitor, while Leicester will play at home against Chelsea.

With this result, the host of the game reaches 21 points and is located in nineteenth place. For its part, the visiting team remains at 24 units and is in fifteenth place in the tournament.

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