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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Ryan Bertrand (52')
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (77')
  • Demarai Gray (56')
  • Harry Maguire (90'+2')

Harry Maguire's late strike gives Leicester victory over Southampton

Defender Harry Maguire's stoppage-time goal gave Leicester City a hard-fought 2-1 Premier League victory over 10-man Southampton on Saturday.

Southampton had failed to score at home in four of their last six games, but after a goalless first half, full back Ryan Bertrand broke the deadlock with a thunderous strike from the edge of the box.

The lead proved short-lived as Leicester winger Demarai Gray punished slack Southampton defending to rifle home the equaliser and the sending-off of Saints midfielder Pierre Hojbjerg in the 77th minute proved pivotal.

Hojbjerg's foolish dive and subsequent dismissal for his second yellow card handed the initiative to the visitors and Maguire sent a low shot into the bottom corner for the winning goal in stoppage time.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 27 +47 79
2 Manchester City 27 +39 57
3 Leicester City 27 +27 50
4 Chelsea 27 +8 44
5 Manchester United 27 +12 41
6 Tottenham Hotspur 27 +8 40
7 Sheffield United 27 +4 40
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 +6 39
9 Arsenal 27 +3 37
10 Burnley 27 -6 37
11 Everton 27 -5 36
12 Southampton 27 -14 34
13 Crystal Palace 27 -8 33
14 Newcastle United 27 -17 31
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 27 -7 28
16 AFC Bournemouth 27 -17 26
17 Aston Villa 27 -18 25
18 West Ham United 27 -16 24
19 Watford 27 -19 24
20 Norwich City 27 -27 18