Southampton Hunt The Foxes
As noted previously, Southampton began the contest looking to put their opponents to the sword. The breakthrough arrived courtesy of some training ground guile.
Saints get a third minute corner and in a rare change it’s not James Ward Prowse taking it. Instead, Nathan Tella Plays it short to the set piece specialist, who gives it straight back.
The forward Charges into the box before playing it back into the crowd of players. Mohammed Salisu picks up the ball and pushes it towards goal. The shot doesn’t look ferocious, but Kasper Schmeichel can’t hold it.
The ball comes back into the danger zone and Bednarek does just enough to poke his foot through the sea of bodies and guide it home.
The reds were the most intense they’ve been all season and overwhelmed their visitors in the early going . It was fantastic to see the Southampton attack profit from The pressure that they created. All too often the team has failed to take the chances while on top.
The goal also represents the execution of a slick set piece move. Far too often, the club has appeared to lack fresh ideas when trying to break down their opponents. It was a nice change of pace to see the squad succeed on their wits. Long may the creativity continue.