Watch highlights as Southampton beat Leicester
Last Updated: 12/01/19 5:15pm
Southampton poured more pressure on Claude Puel as they beat Leicester 2-1 despite playing for 45 minutes with 10 men.
Southampton were in full throttle from the first whistle and took a deserved lead when James Ward-Prowse converted from the penalty spot (11).
Leicester looked to have a way back into the game when 19-year-old Saints full-back Yan Valery showed his inexperience by picking up a second yellow card (45). However, Shane Long netted just 90 seconds later (45+1) to give the visitors a two-goal cushion heading into the break.
Wilfred Ndidi pulled one back (58) but Puel’s men were too predictable in their play and the excellently organised Saints held on to give new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl a third win in his seven Premier League games in charge.
It ends a dismal seven days for Puel, who saw his team knocked out of the FA Cup to Sky Bet League Two side Newport County and his side have now suffered back-to-back home Premier League defeats after losing against Cardiff over the festive period.
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Leicester have a trip to Wolves next Saturday lunchtime – a game which is live on Sky Sports – while Southampton play Derby County in their FA Cup third-round replay on Wednesday before hosting Everton on Saturday.