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Southampton: Weekend round-up

Southampton fought the defending Premier League champions to a point on Sunday, as they extended their unbeaten run to six games.

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Southampton held Leicester City to a 0-0 draw on Sunday, but Charlie Austin hit the woodwork before squandering a second half chance as the result stayed. (ESPN FC)

Afterward, Jose Fonte though was happy to have kept another clean sheet. (Southampton FC)

Leicester City’s Danny Simpson was pleased to come away with a point against Southampton saying, “They are in good form ... and have quite kept quite a few clean sheets in the last few games.” (Leicester Mercury)

But the Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri admitted Southampton, who kept their six straight clean sheet, deserved to win. (talkSPORT)

Southampton manager Claude Puel, however, was left frustrated with the in-form Austin. The striker tried to chip the keeper in the second half with Puel saying, “He made a bad decision. The solution is it is easier on the ground to put the ball in. It's a shame.” (Sky Sports)

Former Saints man Francis Benali started his attempt to run and cycle campaign to 44 football grounds on Sunday, as he raises money for Cancer Research UK. (BBC)

According to the Sun, Manchester United is still interesting in securing the transfer of defender Fonte, but his compatriot Jose Mourinho has been informed he must sell a current player before he can bring another in. (The Sun)

Fraser Forster and Ryan Bertrand have been named caretaker manager Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad for England’s World Cup Qualifiers. (The FA)

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Benali hit the ice bath following Day 1 of his campaign.