Southampton made the trip to the King Power Stadium earlier today to face a tricky Leicester City side.
Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has begun wheeling and dealing at St Mary’s Stadium when it comes to the January transfer window, but the main focus is on finding some consistency in the Premier League campaign as the Austrian gaffer has seen the good and bad of the side since he came through the doors.
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James Ward-Prowse got us going on the day as he converted our penalty eleven minutes into the tie, but the end of the first half was pretty tasty as Yann Valery saw himself sent from the pitch in the 45th minute for a second bookable offence, and then Shane Long had reason for joy (finally) as he made it 2-0 in injury time.
Second half, all Leicester could muster, despite their best efforts, was a solitary goal just ahead of the hour mark, but we battled to a 2-1 win.
Speaking to the BBC following the game, Hasenhuttl said of the match.
“I’m unbelievably proud of my players. To be manager of this team, it’s a fantastic job. Today they showed their quality. To go 2-0 in the lead at Leicester is not easy and we defended with fantastic commitment.”
“I said to Shane, ‘You deserve to score today because you worked so hard in the week’. He is quick and has good headers. It was a really good game for him.”