Lacklustre Leicester hold Southampton to goalless draw

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Leicester City was held to a 0-0 draw by relegation struggler Southampton in the Premier League encounter on Thursday night at the King Power Stadium.

It is not exactly mission impossible for Southampton as club's have survived from the position they are in, or worse, on four occasions in Premier League history. Hughes knows that to match the great escapes of Bradford (1999/00), West Ham (2006/07), Fulham (2007/08) and Sunderland (2013/14) will be a tough task.

"But given the fact we haven't been able to pick up any points in recent weeks, clearly it is a positive and we must take it as a positive".

"We hoped to get more out of the game and we had a couple of chances", Hughes told BBC Sport.

"We are looking to get maximum points from every game now and we need to be on the front foot". We're going to need to take extra dangers within the video games arising and that is the place we discover ourselves, sadly. Defensively we were better but we have got to get the balance right. Efficiency-wise I do not suppose we acquired wherever close to the extent we did in opposition to Arsenal or Chelsea, however we did not get any factors out of these video games. There was a little bit of apprehension in our play which is understandable, but I can't fault the players, they put in a shift during a warm evening.

But looking back to yesterday, who stood out?

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After the result in the reverse fixture, Southampton fans were probably happy to watch a less eventful match, after the Foxes scored four at St. Mary's last time out when Claude Puel had not too always been in charge.

'The efficiency was good with a lot of good probabilities and good play on the ground, good tempo.

"It is going to be hard in the games we have left".

Puel, in opposition to his former membership, made 5 modifications following the defeat at Burnley.

This fragile backline is sure to be tested by Claude Puel's team, who have only failed to score five times in 33 league games this campaign. "I think for me it is normal in a team and for me he remains our captain".

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