Premier League Results: Win, Leicester Move Up from Liverpool

Leicester City successfully won three points when they hosted Southampton in the 18th week of the Premier League, Sunday (17/1). The victory led Leicester to displace Liverpool on the table.

Playing at the King Power Stadium, Leicester immediately attacked the Southampton defense. One opportunity is created from Harvey Barnes feet. His shot was still able to be pushed over by Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy. The Saint replied. Che Adams shot was saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

Southampton started well. Theo Walcott and his friends tried to score a quick goal against Leicester, but the visitors’ attack was blocked.

The two teams are buying and selling attacks. However, no goals were created until the 30th minute of the match.

After various opportunities, The Foxes finally opened the scoring on 37 minutes through James Maddison’s feet.

Receiving feedback from Youri Tielemans, Maddison, who escaped the offside trap, broke into McCarthy’s net with a hard kick from a tight angle.

Until the break of the first half, Leicester was able to maintain its superiority.

In the second half, Southampton were aggressively looking for an equalizer. Theo Walcott’s efforts failed after his shot deviated at the right of the Leicester goal.

The tempo of the match has not changed. The two teams attack each other and create opportunities.

Jamie Vardy’s experiment on the left side of the penalty box is still soaring high.

Southampton got a golden opportunity when Stuart Armstrong’s hard shot from outside the penalty box hit the host’s crossbar.

Despite having several opportunities, Southampton were unable to score goals. While Leicester are also the same as wasting useless opportunities.

In the dying minutes, Harvey Banes increased Leicester’s lead to 2-0. Receiving a breakthrough bait, Barnes who is not guarded easily hits the ball into the goal.

The score did not change until the referee blew the long whistle the game ended. This victory makes Leicester move up to second place in the standings with 35 points. They shifted Liverpool to third with a two-point advantage. The Foxes collected 35 points from 18 matches.

The competition in the top four of the Premier League standings this season is increasingly interesting, the competition for the top of the standings continues and makes the Premier League football competition even more exciting.

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