Saints, Leicester in 1-1 stalemate
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP):
Leicester City’s bid for UEFA Champions League football suffered a minor setback when they had to settle for a 1-1 draw with 10-man Southampton in the English Premier League yesterday.
Jonny Evans’ 68th-minute header earned third-placed Leicester a point on the south coast after James Ward-Prowse’s penalty opener for the battling hosts.
Saints played for 80 minutes a man down after Jannik Vestergaard was sent off for bringing down Jamie Vardy on the edge of the hosts’ 18-yard box.
Brendan Rodgers’ team was unable to take full advantage of the early dismissal and the result moved the Foxes eight points clear of fifth-placed West Ham in the race for European football.
A dogged Southampton extended their distance from the relegation zone to 10 points.
Leicester, who defeated their hosts 1-0 in an FA Cup semifinal less than a fortnight ago, was back at St Mary’s for the first time since record-breaking 9-0 success in October 2019.
Southampton was seeking a measure of revenge for those painful recent losses, but was without injured top-scorer Danny Ings, who may miss the remainder of the season with a hamstring issue suffered in a loss at Tottenham last week.
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