Southampton Makes Way For Leicester City To Reach FA Cup Final On May 15

Leicester City defeated Southampton with a narrow margin of 1 goal but it booked a slot in the FA Cup final where The Foxes will play with Chelsea. The final match will be played on May 15 at Wembley. Chelsea has already reached the FA Cup final by defeating Manchester City with 1-0 in the other semi-final on Saturday.

Who scored the only goal for Leicester City?

Kelechi Iheanacho was the only goal scorer of the match, but only in the second half of the match. The Foxes have never won FA Cup but this time they have better chances to win the cup. They played well in the semi-final and won the match.

Jamie Vardy made a superb attempt at the goal but failed to make the mark as his shot was far wide of the goal post. He was caught behind the Saints defense when he took the shot that looked hurried. But he was instrumental in making the only goal of the match.

How Kelechi Iheanacho scored the goal?

It was a bit of luck and assistant by Jamie Vardy that Kelechi Iheanacho was able to turn the opportunity into a goal. With this goal, he became the highest goal-scoring African player in the FA Cup. It was his 14th goal in the competition and his closest competitor Chelsea’s Didier Drogba has only 12 goals.

Final match under the shadow of pandemic

The final match will be played with a limited number of audiences at Wembley. But the entire world will see the match on their television screens.

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Southampton Received Fourth Consecutive Defeat Of The Season

Manchester United scored the biggest win of the season against Southampton who they beat with 9-0. With this win, Man United have come on equal footing with their arch rival Man City that have played to games less and that has an opportunity to take a lead after their Wednesday match.

A crushing defeat for Southampton

The score gap was big enough for the Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl to publicly accept that his boys were no match for those of Man United. He made a statement saying that those 90-minutes of the match were long enough to stand before Man United as they were unstoppable. But he put the blame for this humiliating defeat on the removal of his star player.

Removal of Alexandre Jankewitz

Southampton had many hopes from their 19-year-old player but he was sent back to pavilion with a red card in the first two minutes of the game. Alexandre Jankewitz was playing his debutant game when he was shown a red card within two minutes into the game. The charge levied against him was a rash challenge on Scott McToinay and the referee was quick to take note of the incident.

The season started with good note for Southampton

It was the fourth straight loss for the Saints resulting in 12th spot drop in their rankings. But Southampton were doing well in the beginning when they defeated the defending champions Liverpool in January. Southampton manager made a point that removal of Alexandre Jankewitz crippled the injured team permanently.

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Leicester City V/S Southampton: Jonny Evans Received The Highest Ratings

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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