Jamie Vardy continued his scoring streak with a second-half brace as the Foxes came from two goals down to land a point on the road.
Ronald Koeman's Saints went ahead on the 21st minute when captain Jose Fonte produced a glancing front-post header from Dusan Tadic's inswinging corner before Virgil van Dijk added a second around 15 minutes later when slotting home beyond Kasper Schmeichel after Graziano Pelle's initial header had hit the upright, bounced off the Dutch defender onto the woodwork again, and then in.
Vardy pulled one back for Claudio Ranieri's side in the 66th minute when heading home Nathan Dyer's right-wing cross before racing onto a lovely through ball from Riyad Mahrez and rifling past Kelvin Davis in injury-time for his ninth goal of the season, which has him three clear at the top of the scoring charts.
The draw allowed Leicester to stay fifth on the table as Southampton moved up to eighth by extending their unbeaten run to three matches.
- Another point for the Saints. Are they good enough to establish themselves in the top half of the table?
- Vardy is in career-best form. Is he the man to lead England at Euro2016? Or does he have to continue proving himself at club level with the Foxes?
Once again the fans were amazing! Thank You! #foxesneverquithttps://t.co/uXn3jE8ofv
— Jamie Vardy (@vardy7) October 17, 2015
The man @vardy7!! #Foxesneverquit#LCFCpic.twitter.com/TTFWdHBMni
— christian fuchs (@FuchsOfficial) October 17, 2015
After a good 1st half, 2nd half was tough and the opponent strong! Still, we could have done better.
— Ronald Koeman (@RonaldKoeman) October 17, 2015
— Jordy Clasie (@JordyClasie) October 17, 2015
Southampton's Koeman on the result:
"You're two-nil up, it's a good performance so far, and great goals from set-pieces, but I have to recognise it was difficult."
Leicester boss Ranieri on Vardy:
"Jamie Vardy is important for us. If I was a player I'd think 'Oh, Jamie can score, Jamie can score' and this is important.
"He's got good stamina, and it's good to think during the match 'Jamie can score'."
*Thanks to Opta
6 - Leicester City have won more points from losing positions than any other Premier League side this season (6). Hunters.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 15, 2015
4 - Jamie Vardy is just the 4th Englishman to score in six consecutive PL apps this century, after Owen, Beattie and Sturridge (8). Run.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 17, 2015
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