Che Adams and Southampton hit again to deepen Leicester’s troubles

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As second-half introductions go, Che Adams’s couldn’t have gone significantly better, solely the woodwork stopping the striker from a hat-trick as Southampton secured a comeback victory and their first of the season.

His arrival proved an impressed substitution by Ralph Hasenhüttl. The Southampton striker stepped off the bench on the hour equalising quickly afterwards, earlier than an acrobatic scissors-kick earned the Saints their first victory of the season.

For Leicester, who have been roundly booed off, it was a well-known foe that noticed them come unstuck, as Adams profited from slack defending at a protracted throw to cancel out James Maddison’s curled free-kick. Leicester conceded a league-high 19 targets from set performs final season. However Adams’s winner was a magnificence as he volleyed house James Ward-Prowse’s first-time cross.

This was a colorless sport till Maddison curled a free-kick around the Southampton wall and previous Gavin Bazunu, Southampton’s new first-choice goalkeeper. Harvey Barnes returned on the left flank following harm and Jamie Vardy led the Leicester line after signing a two-year contract extension.

As an alternative a lot of the main target centred on Wesley Fofana, who was not on the pitch however within the stands amid Chelsea’s continued pursuit of the defender. Fofana fortunately posed for pictures and autographs, and applauded as Maddison’s artistry helped Leicester take the lead.

Leicester’s solely signing this summer time is the goalkeeper Alex Smithies, introduced in as backup to Danny Ward, however Southampton named 4 new recruits, all of whom are 20 or youthful, of their beginning lineup.

That quartet included Sekou Mara, who curled the ball into the web on 26 minutes just for the assistant referee Neil Davies to flag the ahead offside. Moussa Djenepo, once more taking part in at left-back, and Kyle Walker-Peters on the other flank have been vibrant however Saints have been unable to search out the elusive closing contact.

Adams quickly modified that. Armel Bella-Kotchap flicked Mohammed Salisu’s lengthy throw into the trail of Adams who hammered in from shut vary earlier than producing a spectacular winner. Adams hit the publish in stoppage time as Leicester, whose await a league win goes on, crumbled.


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