Southampton v Leicester player ratings: Vestergaard 2, Ward-Prowse 8; Evans 8, Vardy 6

Leicester frustrated by a draw against ten-man Southampton

Third-placed Leicester City suffered a frustrating night as they were held to a 1-1 draw in the Premier League by a Southampton side who played almost the entire match with 10 men.

In the end Leicester needed a 68th-minute Jonny Evans header to salvage a point after a gritty Southampton side had taken a surprise lead via a James Ward-Prowse penalty.

Southampton had begun the game in lively fashion but they suffered a blow after 10 minutes when Jannik Vestergaard was harshly shown a red card for a last-ditch tackle on Jamie Vardy.

The draw left Leicester with 63 points from 34 games, eight points above fifth-placed West Ham United who play on Monday.

Southampton moved up a place to 14th and with a 10-point gap between themselves and third-from-bottom Fulham they look to be safe from the prospect of relegation.

"A little frustrating, I don't think we did enough to win the game," Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said.

"A great opportunity against 10 men and we're normally very good at that. Give credit to Southampton, they defended deep and compact but we're disappointed.

"But it's another point towards where we want to go. We've now got four games to go. We're in a brilliant position."

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