Leicester Stare Victory In The Face And Blink
SFC played well throughout the evening, but found themselves under the cosh for most of the second-half. The visitors had the better chances, as Alex McCarthy was forced to make a top-notch save down to his right, to deny Harvey Barnes.
Jamie Vardy also headed wide, before spurning his side’s best chance of the match. With 75 minutes on the clock the ball is pumped long and initially looks straightforward to deal with.
Unfortunately, for the Southampton back line this turns out not to be the case. Kyle Walker Peters picks up the ball and looks to play a simple pass back to his keeper. The football instead ricochets off Salisu and diverts into the path of Jamie Vardy.
The striker is known for being prolific in front of goal, and one on one with the keeper, he looked certain to Score. McCarthy does his best to put the forward off, but is helpless in the face of the oncoming threat.
The attacker fires his shot, which rather than making the net ripple, flys horrendously high over the bar.
The home side were handed a late lifeline, but on any other day it would be hard to argue that the former England international would not have converted this easy chance.
Overall, the draw was a fair result, with both sides playing some excellent football in patches. Had the travellers converted though they would have deserve the win.
Brendan Rodgers’ charges created the better chances in the second period and will consider themselves unlucky not to take the win.
But, as Saints have ably demonstrated this term, points are gained not on what you deserve, but the chances you take.