Leicester City went a step ahead in the Premier League title race after defeating Southampton in a close competition on Saturday. The City recorded an impressive win of 2-0 over the Saints that pushed the City all the way.
Here’s who played how in the game and their ratings
Kasper Schmeichel (8): Seen in his best form, he denied any chance to Adams, Bertrand, and Smallbone despite their good positioning and strong hands.
Timothy Castagne (5): He was at the advanced positions but played some poor balls. But it didn’t undermine his good off-the-ball run.
Wesley Fofana (4): He couldn’t keep control over his game resulting in Saint chances and finally a Yellow Card for which he was substituted within just 50 minutes into the game.
Jonny Evans (9): His game was crucial in thwarting Saint chances. His good clearances made it difficult for Southampton to look for opportunities.
James Justin (7): Lost possession early into the game, he made a quick comeback and became instrumental in thwarting the twin threat of Walcott and Walker-Peters.
Wilfred Ndidi (6): Quick in reasserting his dominance in the middle of the pitch, Ndidi made some important tackles for the City.
Youri Tielemans (8): Kept struggling under the pressure of the Saints but made some important passes especially one that Maddison turned into goal.
Marc Albrighton (8): The Saints allowed little space to Albrighton to show his skills but he lost no time in getting back into his shoes and made intricate passes.
James Maddison (7): He barely got the ball in the first half but his game was crucial in making the first goal.
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