Leicester City came from behind twice to force a 2-2 Premier League draw with hosts Southampton on Wednesday. So, in last night’s Premier League football results, Southampton and Leicester drew 2-2, as James Maddison scored a second-half equaliser.
This midweek match at St Mary’s Stadium suffered delayed for 18 minutes due to a medical emergency in the crowd.
Beside this, in the game itself, Jan Bednarek and Che Adams scored first-half goals for the home team. These two goals came on either side of a Jonny Evans strike for Southampton to already lead 1-2 at half-time.
However, a medical emergency in the crowd during the break forced a delay to the second period. It was curiously on the same matchday as Watford-Chelsea witnessing a fan’s cardiac arrest and a subsequent break (football today).
But once the action got back under way, it was the visitors who shined brighter as Leicester soon equalised, again.
This Maddison goal led to a draw that moves Leicester up to 19 points, while Southampton are at 15 points.
Premier League Football Results – Southampton and Leicester Drew 2-2
The home side pulled ahead within just three minutes when Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (seemingly) brilliantly saved Mohamed Salisu’s shot.
However, Bednarek reacted quickest to this deflection and, before Leicester City could even react, turned the ball home.
Impressively, it was the third time in four games that Southampton took the lead inside five minutes.
Meanwhile, Leicester, who have not kept a clean sheet in the 2021-22 Premier League since a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on the opening day of the campaign, only got to equalise for 1-1 with hosts Southampton midway through the first half.
Home goalkeeper Alex McCarthy could only parry Wilfred Ndidi’s shot into the path of Evans, who delivered a simple finish.
But Leicester-born Adams, a boyhood fan of the Foxes, gave the home side yet another lead.
He connected with Nathan Redmond’s deflected cross to give Southampton a 2-1 halftime lead.
After the 33rd-minute interval, the visitors were back on level terms early in the second period.
Maddison twisted and turned in the box and drilled the ball low past McCarthy at his near post, with success.
Leicester forward Jamie Vardy had an excellent chance to grab the winner when he was one-on-one with McCarthy. But instead, Vardy produced an uncharacteristically wild finish over the bar and the match ended in a 2-2 deadlock.