Match ends, Southampton 2, Leicester City 2.
James Maddison scored for a third successive game as Leicester City twice came from behind to earn a Premier League point against Southampton at St Mary's.
The better side in the first half, Saints were rewarded for their positive start with a third-minute opener as defender Jan Bednarek reacted quickest when Mohammed Salisu's shot was saved after a corner.
Centre-back Jonny Evans drew Leicester level when he followed up Wilfred Ndidi's saved attempt, but Che Adams headed in Nathan Redmond's cross to restore the hosts' advantage before half-time.
Following a lengthy delay caused by a medical emergency in the stands, Leicester restored parity once more four minutes after the restart through Maddison - the midfielder cutting back onto his right foot and finishing neatly into the bottom corner.
Alex McCarthy produced an excellent save to deny Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy fired over after pouncing on an error by Kyle Walker-Peters as the much-improved visitors pressed for a winner.
Although it did not arrive, the point was enough to move Leicester up to eighth in the table, while Southampton sit 16th, five points above the bottom three.
In-form Maddison earns Foxes a point
Ralph Hasenhuttl called on his Saints side to hit the "reset button" on Wednesday in an attempt to rediscover their early season form.
Bednarek's far-post finish in the aftermath of Nathan Tella's short-corner routine suggested his players were up to the challenge following Saturday's 4-0 humbling by Liverpool at Anfield.
Among three changes as Saints reverted to a back four at St Mary's, 22-year-old midfielder Tella impressed with his work rate, and the energetic hosts deserved their lead at the break.
Although Brendan Rodgers felt his team had "probably settled" following an inconsistent start to the campaign - Sunday's entertaining 4-2 win over Watford on Sunday was only their third in 10 in the league - the visitors were punished for a lethargic start.
The Foxes have failed to keep a Premier League clean sheet since the opening day and they were unable to build on Evans' leveller as Adams drifted in to meet Redmond's cross unchallenged.
Vardy touched the ball fewer times than any team-mate as Leicester initially struggled for fluency in attack and it was Maddison, continuing his return to form with a fourth goal in six starts across all competitions, who provided the spark for a Foxes revival.
The midfielder admitted to struggling with confidence prior to his recent run, but he looked back to his best as he drove his side forward before collecting Luke Thomas' pass, beating his marker and rolling into the corner.
Excellent chances for Barnes and Vardy will leave Leicester feeling they could have taken more but it was a hard-earned point to begin a relentless run of nine matches in 28 days before the end of the year.
- 35BednarekSubstituted forLyancoat 85'minutes
- 6RomeuBooked at 48mins
- 23TellaSubstituted forBrojaat 65'minutes
- 9A ArmstrongSubstituted forElyounoussiat 73'minutes
- 42SoumaréSubstituted forDewsbury-Hallat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 25NdidiBooked at 82mins
- 37LookmanBooked at 55minsSubstituted forPérezat 61'minutes
- 7BarnesSubstituted forDakaat 75'minutes
- Robert Jones
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Southampton 2, Leicester City 2.
Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nathan Redmond (Southampton).
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Leicester City).
Nathan Redmond (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt saved. Ayoze Pérez (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Vardy.
Attempt blocked. Che Adams (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oriol Romeu.
Attempt missed. Mohammed Salisu (Southampton) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by James Ward-Prowse with a cross following a set piece situation.
Foul by Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City).
Armando Broja (Southampton) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt blocked. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Valentino Livramento.
Attempt missed. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Substitution, Southampton. Lyanco replaces Jan Bednarek because of an injury.
Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City).
Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Offside, Leicester City. Jamie Vardy tries a through ball, but Patson Daka is caught offside.
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