The clash of Super Eagles as Joe Aribo’s Southampton come from behind to beat Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho’s Leicester City 2-1 in the Premier League encounter at King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Ndidi and Aribo started the fixture on matchday three as their Nigeria national teammate Iheanacho was on the substitute bench.

Leicester City took the lead early in the second half as inform James Maddison whipped a free kick around the wall to beat goalkeeper Gavin Bazuna and find the bottom corner.

However, with Chelsea’s target, Wasley Fofana watched on from the stands as Leicester’s defence buckled as Mohammed Salisu’s long throw was touched on by Armel Bella-Kotchap into substitute Che Adams, who smashed home a first-time strike from close range to bring the scores level.

Saints completed the turnaround six minutes from time when Adams volleyed home Ward-Prowse’s cross to seal a superb away win and the first Premier League win in nine games for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.

Aribo was replaced two minutes from time as Iheanacho could make an impact when he was introduced for Harvey Barnes, while Super Eagles engine room Ndidi featured for the entired game at King Power.

Victory eased the pressure on Hasenhuttl, but increased it on Brenda Rodgers, whose Leicester side have now lost five points from winning positions in their three Premier League games this season and last time they failed to win in their opening three games was 2014-15.

Leicester travel to Stockport in the second round of Carabao Cup on Tuesday before their next Premier League game at Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Southampton are also in Carabao Cup action on Tuesday when they travel to Cambridge United before they battle Manchester United in their next Premier League game at Saint Mary Stadium.

 

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