Southampton gets revenge on Leicester with win

Ruben Hill
January 14, 2020

Although Dennis Praet scored his first goal for Leicester since his £18million move from Sampdoria in August, a viciously-deflected Stuart Armstrong strike and Danny Ings' 16th goal of the season gave the Saints their fourth Premier League win in five games.

If flashbacks of the October 25 hammering seeped into the minds of any of the Saints players, they were dispelled five minutes later when Armstrong equalised, somewhat fortuitously as his left-foot curler from just outside the area took a wicked deflection off the back of James Maddison to completely deceive Schmeichel.

When asked if Ings could enter England, Rodgers replied: "Yes, there is no doubt". This is the best sign of the quality of our game and the extent of the response from my players, especially with the history of this game since the first confrontation. I would most definitely claim he would certainly remain in factor to consider for that.

"Danny has always been an outstanding player". He has a good eye for the goal, he wants to run from behind. His goal was (typical) Danny Ings, really. Off the shoulder, in behind and he finishes it really well.

"He just needs to keep the consistency and availability and he'll show he's one of the best strikers about".

He said: "I think he should be in England's next team. He establishes the tone for us with his pushing, together with Longy (Shane Long) in advance".

Suggested to Ward-Prowse there was no much better striker in the nation today, Ward-Prowse responded: "Probably not, no".

"It's great to see him doing well because he deserves it. We had to be nervous until the end but we tried to press them high and keep them away from our goal", the Austrian said.

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Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says his players wanted to write their own story against Leicester after the humiliation of the 9-0 loss to the Foxes in October.

"The fixture for us was a big one, considering what happened last time", said Ward-Prowse.

"We did everything we could to turn it around, and we've done that and better". It proves that night was a massive wake-up call for all of us. "We showed that everyone is fighting and on the same page".

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