Southampton beat Leicester City 2-1 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday to reverse their 9-0 humiliation in the hands of the Foxes less than three months ago.

Leicester opened the scoring with Dennis Praet’s goal in the 14th minute.

But Stuart Armstrong levelled the game for Southampton from a deflection off James Maddison in the 19th minute.

Danny Ings’ opportunistic goal in the 81st minute sealed the victory for the Saints.

Meanwhile, Jonny Evans’ late equalizer for Leicester was ruled out by VAR for marginal offside.

Both Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez who scored hat-tricks in the 9-0 historical match in October couldn’t find the back of the net on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Southampton boss Ralph Hassenhuttl has said his team did not set out to revenge for their 9-0 humiliation but wanted to show how much they have “developed” since the October historical match.

“We deserved it because we had so many chances. It was a fantastic team performance again.” He said after the match.

“They left everything on the pitch. We were a little bit unlucky in the first half, with Ingsy hitting the bar twice.

“You could feel we had the potential to win the game at half-time. We had Ingsy in the right moment to score.

“We never spoke about revenge during the week. It was more about giving ourselves an answer, for what happened on that night. I think we gave the right answer.”

Next, Southampton welcome Wolves in a premier league match on Saturday 18 January while Leicester visit Burnley the next day.