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2022-23 English Premier League
  • James Maddison (54')
  • Ché Adams (68', 84')

Che Adams brace inspires Southampton to comeback win at Leicester

Southampton came from behind to beat Leicester City 2-1 in Saturday's Premier League game at the King Power Stadium, as Che Adams scored twice after coming off the bench.

Following a goalless first half, Leicester took the lead in the 54th minute with a free-kick from James Maddison but super-sub Adams scored in the 68th and 84th minute to seal Southampton's first win of the season.

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"What the manager has instilled in us is to never give up and keep believing," Adams said. "We did that today.

"First half was tough, in tough conditions, but we stuck in there and got the points."

Adams scored nine minutes after coming off the bench, finding the target with a low strike following a long throw-in, while the hosts were left to rue their poor defending.

The Leicester-born Scotland forward then completed his double with an acrobatic effort as he volleyed home a cross from James Ward-Prowse, prompting boos around the King Power Stadium.

Adams almost bagged a hat trick in stoppage time, but his shot rebounded off the post.

The miss, though, did not matter as Ralph Hasenhuttl's side picked up three points and moved up to 12th in the standings.

"You could see at the start we had some respect for playing here better than we can," Hasenhuttl said.

"After the goal, we see we have nothing to lose and the guys step up. We played some fantastic football.

Earlier, Maddison had put Leicester ahead after he whipped the ball around the Southampton wall from a free-kick and found the bottom corner of the net, marking his second goal in three games.

Leicester slipped to 18th and are yet to register a win this season after losing two matches and drawing the other.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Arsenal 19 +29 50
2 Manchester City 20 +33 45
3 Newcastle United 20 +22 39
4 Manchester United 20 +7 39
5 Tottenham Hotspur 21 +9 36
6 Fulham 22 +2 32
7 Brighton & Hove Albion 19 +10 31
8 Brentford 20 +4 30
9 Chelsea 21 +1 30
10 Liverpool 19 +9 29
11 Aston Villa 20 -4 28
12 Crystal Palace 20 -9 24
13 Nottingham Forest 20 -19 21
14 Leicester City 20 -7 18
15 Leeds United 19 -7 18
16 West Ham United 20 -8 18
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 -18 17
18 AFC Bournemouth 20 -23 17
19 Everton 20 -13 15
20 Southampton 20 -18 15