Southampton fell to a 1-0 defeat against Leicester City in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday evening, with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side producing a very poor display. Here are our player ratings from the game:
Fraser Forster: 5/10
Kicking was poor throughout the first half, regularly aiming long balls towards Nathan Redmond and Danny Ings, who were unlikely to win much against Leicester’s back three. Couldn’t do anything about Iheanacho’s opener.
Kyle Walker-Peters: 5/10
Wasn’t able to push forward as much in the first half. Won a free-kick in a promising position early in the second 45. Jamie Vardy had a lot of success down the left-hand side in the second half, in particular, and the right-back was withdrawn with around 10 minutes remaining.
Jan Bednarek: 4/10
Big block to deny Vardy’s header late in the first half. Turned completely by Vardy for the opening goal as he burst down the right before crossing for Kelechi Iheanacho to score. Picked up a late yellow for a foul on Vardy, who very much had the better of him in the second half.
Jannik Vestergaard: 5/10
Plenty of sloppy, hopeful passes forward. Unfortunate positioning for Leicester’s opening goal. Pushed up front late on and looked threatening with his aerial presence but the delivery was never good enough.
Ryan Bertrand: 5/10
Failed to connect with a clever corner from Ward-Prowse. Wasn’t too much action down Leicester’s right-hand side, so Bertrand didn’t have too much defending to do but he was unable to get forward in attack.
Stuart Armstrong: 6/10
Drove forward a few times with positive runs but wasn’t able to create much, was one of few Southampton men who looked to go forward.
Ibrahima Diallo: 2/10
Gave the ball away on a couple of occasions early on leading to Leicester attacks, went in the book for a late tackle on Jamie Vardy. The £13.5m-rated midfielder gifted Vardy the best opportunity of the game with another slack pass in midfield. Hit a sweet volley just wide shortly after the hour mark. Very fortunate to avoid a second yellow after a late challenge on Youri Tielemans.
James Ward-Prowse: 4/10
Wasn’t allowed much time on the ball to dictate play, whilst his free-kicks and corners were easily defended. Very, very wasteful with a free-kick in the final minute.
Moussa Djenepo: 5/10
A few nice early touches aside, the Mali international struggled to have any real impact in the first half, with the majority of Southampton’s attacks coming down the right. Struggled to do anything of note in the second half and was sacrificed with Theo Walcott replacing him.
Nathan Redmond: 4/10
Struggled to get involved early on and was guilty of losing possession far too easily. Ran himself into trouble a few times and was wasteful in good positions. Axed by Hasenhuttl early in the second half as he was nowhere near the standard he has shown in recent performances.
Danny Ings: 4/10
Wasted his first shooting opportunity by cutting inside and diving instead. Caught offside on a couple of occasions when he could have timed his run better. Slow to shoot when played through by Ward-Prowse shortly after the opening goal, tried the backheel instead which didn’t come off.
Che Adams: 5/10
Had a great chance minutes after coming on but shot straight at Jonny Evans. Struggled to get involved after that.
Theo Walcott: N/A
Didn’t do anything of note.
Nathan Tella: N/A
Don’t remember him touching the ball.
Mohammed Salisu: N/A
Good block to deny Iheanacho a second.