5 Things We Learned From Leicester 1-0 Southampton


The Foxes Have Even Started Getting The Big Club Decisions

Prior to Wes Morgan summoning his inner Alan Shearer and heading Leicester ahead at the King Power Southampton had a golden chance to score trough Saidio Mane.

The forward was bearing down on Kasper Schemichel and rounded the ‘keeper and fired towards goal but in the way was Danny Simpson and his arm.

The ball hit the right-back’s arm of that there is no doubt but it is debatable as to whether a spot-kick should have been given, as the Unibet vote above shows. Morgan’s goals also involved a nudge in the back, while a tackle from Jamie Vardy riled Jose Fonte.

Nevertheless, people say the big clubs get the rub of the green in their own patch, and ultimately that is what happened here. There’s one hand on that trophy.

 

Wes Morgan Might Be The Most Deserving Title Winner In The Leicester Side

It seemed fitting that the captain was the man to score the goal that sees the Foxes move seven points clear at the summit, and, as may papers will tell you tomorrow, win the league.

Goalscoring exploits side the former Nottingham Forest man was immense at the back, seemingly winning every header, cutting out every pass and marshalling his troops excellently.

What makes Morgan all the more impressive is that he played nine internationals for Jamaica in the summer, the last being just two weeks before the start of the season. He has then gone on to play every minute of this campaign for his club. Not bad for a man who made his top-flight debut at 31.

 

Drinkwater Should Start For England At The Euros

The Former Manchester United man got his England cap against the Netherlands and showed that he is worthy a whole lot more. Drinkwater was the best player in a Three Lions shirt that night as he dictated play from deep and ran the game superbly.

He is the sort of player that is under appreciated in England, much like Michael Carrick, and in all honesty he would improve the Red Devils massively if he was still amongst their ranks.

Obviously the presence of N’Golo Kante helps but slotting Drinkwater in next to Eric Dier at the base of England’s midfield in France would be a superb idea. He shone once again for the Foxes here with his superb ball retention and eye for a penetrative pass.

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Familiarity Breeds Success, And Possibly Titles

Claudio Ranieri arrived at Leicester City as the Tinkerman. In his previous job in England at Chelsea he changed his team more than his underwear but that has not been the case in his current role.

The Italian has made just 25 changes to his starting line-up in this campaign, which is 14 less than any other top-flight side.

It has been very much an evolution, not a revolution after Nigel Pearson’s departure. Ranieri has built on the foundations laid by his predecessor and He deserves immense credit for that. 

 

Success Starts And Ends At Home

Leicester were exciting at the start of the season and you could argue they have dropped off in terms of thrilling football but If you aren’t thrilled by this story you simply aren’t a football fan.

The Foxes aren’t give enough credit for how technically good they are, and that includes at the back, where the position and reading of the game from Wes Morgan and Robert Huth is some of the best you will see.

The back four that have started this game have now played 22 matches together and conceded just 13 goals as a unit. This clean sheet made it 7 in their last eight at home.

Defences win titles. The likes of Mahrez and Vardy would have no effect on the game if it wasn’t for this Leicester reargurd along with Kante and Drinkwater