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Leicester City slip further, lose 3-0 to Southampton

First-half goals for James Ward-Prowse and Jay Rodriguez plus a late penalty by Dusan Tadic led Southampton to a comfortable win.

leicester city, premier league, premier league table, leicester city fall, football news, sports news Kasper Schmeichel was beaten thrice as Leicester City slipped to just five points above the relegation zone. (Source: Reuters)

Champions Leicester City’s alarming slump continued with a 3-0 Premier League defeat at Southampton on Sunday that left them just five points off the drop zone and firmly embroiled in a relegation fight.

First-half goals for James Ward-Prowse and Jay Rodriguez plus a late penalty by Dusan Tadic led the Saints to a comfortable win that came at the cost of an injury to key defender Virgil van Dyke, who hobbled off in the second half.

Ward-Prowse opened the scoring after 26 minutes following good approach play from Cedric Soares, before Rodriguez doubled the lead in the 39th after reacting quickest to a bouncing ball in the box to fire a left-foot shot past the keeper.

After the break, Wes Morgan was fortunate when his own goal was ruled out for offside but Leicester’s captain then held back Shane Long for a penalty that Tadic thumped home as Southampton emphatically ended a run of four successive league defeats.

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First published on: 22-01-2017 at 07:57:41 pm
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