Southampton 1-0 Leicester: 3 things learned from dismal display

James Maddison of Leicester City (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
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Saturday’s defeat at St Mary’s was the epitome of Leicester City’s 2022/23 season. Given the current state of Southampton, it was a golden opportunity to climb the Premier League table. There was an expectation to collect three points and the players failed miserably at reaching it.

Lack of being clinical in front of goal and accountability on the ball was the Foxes’ downfall, with the players thinking three points was a given. With just three points separating 15th to 20th, Brendan Rodgers’ men sit three points from bottom, clinging on the edge of relegation. Here are three things learned from Saturday night’s late kick-off.

Kelechi Iheanacho really could be just for cup competitions

Kelechi Iheanacho has been electric leading the line in 2023 – there is no disputing that. A goal in each of his FA cup appearances as well as five goal contributions in the Premier League during February has been integral in the long run. With Jamie Vardy starting to slow down and Patson Daka’s rashness in front of goal, the Nigerian has paved his way into the starting eleven. However, his display last night was completely below par.