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Leicester City 1-2 Southampton: An Adams double lifts Saints

What a win!

Leicester City v Southampton FC - Premier League Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Che Adams stepped off the bench to net a brace and cancel out James Maddison’s opener to lift Southampton to their first Premier League win of the season, beating Leicester City 2-1 at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester took the lead in the 54th minute when Maddison scored from a free-kick, but Adams struck in the 68th and 84th minute to flip the script.

Adams, who had been dropped to the bench, scored nine minutes after entering the fray when his shot was poked over the line.

The forward then scored his second of the day from a sensational scissor kick from James Ward Prowse’s cross.

The win comes following Saints’ comeback draw against Leeds last week with the pressure having mounted on boss Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Leicester City (4-1-4-1): Ward; Justin, Evans, Amartey, Castagne; Ndidi; Barnes (Iheanacho 76), Drewsbury-Hall, Maddison, Perez (Tielemans 65); Vardy (Daka 65)

Unused subs: Mendy, Albrighton, Soyuncu, Praet, Thomas, Iversen

Goals: Maddison (54)

Bookings: Daka (76), Maddison (90+4)

Southampton (4-2-3-1): Bazunu; Djenepo, Salisu, Kotchap, Walker-Peters; Lavia, Ward-Prowse; A. Armstrong (S. Armstrong 70), Elyounoussi, Aribo (Lyanco 88); Mara (Adams 59)

Unused subs: McCarthy (GK), Valery, Diallo, Walcott, Bednarek, Romeu

Goals: Adams (68, 84)

Bookings: Elyounoussi (64), Aribo (82), Lavia (90+4)