Leicester’s offer for football in the Champions League suffered a slight failure when on Friday they had to settle for a 1: 1 draw with 10 people Southampton in the English Premier League.
Johnny Evans’ header in the 68th minute earned Leicester a point on the South Coast in third place after James Ward-Proes opened penalties for the battling hosts.
Saints played 80 minutes per man after the expulsion of Yannick Westergaard for the removal of Jamie Vardy on the edge of the 18-yard home field.
Brendan Rodgers’ team failed to take full advantage of the early dismissal and the result moved Fox to eight points from the fifth West Ham in the race for European football.
The real Southampton extended their distance from the relegation zone to 10 points.
Leicester, who beat their hosts 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-final less than two weeks ago, returned to St. Mary’s for the first time after a record-breaking 9-0 victory in October 2019.
Southampton have been seeking revenge for those painful losses recently, but were without an injured goal scorer Danny Ings, who could miss the rest of the season with a tendon problem he suffered in last week’s loss to Tottenham.