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Leicester City 0-0 Southampton

Southampton earned a point in a goalless draw against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

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Honours were shared as Southampton drew 0-0 against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Charlie Austin, who was restored to the starting IX, struck the woodwork from a tight angle whilst Oriol Romeu prevented Leicester from nudging in front on 30 minutes when he thwarted a trio of chances.

Fraser Forster preserved the point with two crucial saves after halftime on Danny Drinkwater and Robert Huth.

Southampton secured a sixth straight clean sheet, a run they are also unbeaten in all competitions (4W, 2D), and moved onto nine points.

Nathan Redmond thought he was going to poach an early opening goal only to be flagged offside following Austin’s flick on in the box.

Austin then rose to meet Cedric Soares’ cross, but the striker placed it right at Kasper Schmeichel in the 9th minute.

Despite the visitors controlling the run of play, Islam Slimani had an opportunity to hit back on the counter although Romeu tracked back to put him off long enough.

Austin, with the match coming alive, volleyed an effort off the far past from a tight angle at the other end on 15 minutes after cleverly being found by Steven Davis.

Southampton, who has made over 40 changes to deal with a high number of fixtures, saw Cedric Soares forced off through an injury in the 27th minute after colliding with Marc Albrighton moments before.

Virgil van Dijk gifted Leicester an opportunity when his soft back pass allowed Jamie Vardy to run free on goal, but Romeu salvaged the situation with a tremendous tackle before blocking two shots all in a 10 second span.

A balanced restart saw possession restricted to the midfielder, but Davis earned Southampton a 59th-minute corner as his shot was deflected behind as he charged onto the edge of the box.

Redmond scuffed a right-footed shot into Schmeichel’s grasp after being found in the area by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg before Austin tried to chip his shot over the keeper a minute later.

Leicester, who had continued to soak up the Southampton pressure, hit the side netting from Drinkwater’s shot on 65 minutes.

Drinkwater sent a left-footed shot on target from a broken corner in the 68th minute, but Fraser Forster kept it level.

The Southampton stopper then did well to keep out Huth’s header before substitute Shinji Okazaki directed his wide of the post a quarter hour from full-time.

James Ward-Prowse, who replaced Austin with seven minutes remaining, almost made an immediate impact, but he fired over the bar as he ran onto Long’s cross at the edge of the box, which had taken a deflect off a defender.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan (c), Huth, Fuchs, Mahrez, Drinkwater, Amartey, Albrighton (Gray 66), Slimani (Ulloa 78), Vardy (Okazaki 66).

Unused subs: Zieler (GK), Hernandez, King, Schlupp.

Goals: None.

Bookings: Mahrez (55).

Southampton: Forster, Bertrand, Fonte (c), van Dijk, Cedric (Martina 27), Romeu, Hojbjerg, Davis, Tadic (Long 71), Redmond, Austin (Ward-Prowse 83).

Unused subs: McCarthy (GK), Yoshida, Clasie, Olomola.

Goals: None.

Bookings: None.