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The search for an away win continues as Leicester fall 3-0 to Southampton

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Another weekend, another dire away performance.

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Leicester's abysmal away form this season shows no signs of ending after a 3-0 thumping at the hands of Southampton. Despite struggling to find the back of the net in recent weeks, the hosts dominated and easily bagged the 3 points.

The hosts had the better of the early chances. Tadić was causing all kinds of problems down the left hand side, playing a couple of dangerous balls into the box. A deflected cross in the 19th minute found Redmond, whose side-footed effort forced a good save from Kasper Schmeichel.

Demari Gray took off down the left after the resulting corner, cutting inside and forcing a good save out of Forster with his curling effort.

Southampton v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The hosts took the lead in the 26th minute after Cedrić burst in behind Christian Fuchs and cut it back for Ward-Prowse, whose right footed effort found the corner of the net to make it 1-0 to the hosts.

13 minutes later and Southampton had another after some sloppy set piece defending. Ward-Prowse's free-kick was nodded down by Yoshida and left for Rodriguez to slot home.

The Foxes went into the half with a mountain to climb. Not only was the defence looking abysmal, but the majority of attacking efforts were nothing more than ambitious. Demari Gray seemed to be Leicester's only real attacking threat, but lacked any form of end product, much to the dismay of the Foxes faithful.

The Saints had a great chance to finish the game off in the 60th minute after a clumsy Fuchs giveaway left Højbjerg one-vs-one with Schmeichel, only for the midfielder to drag his shot wide, a lucky break for the visitors.

Leicester's best chance to get back into it came in the 72nd minute after a Marc Albrighton was cushioned down for Wes Morgan, who somehow managed to get the connection all wrong and fire over the bar.

From there it was all Southampton, as the hosts were denied a third courtesy of the linesman after Tadić free-kick took an unfortunate deflection off Morgan and into the back of the net, only for it to be called back for a dubious offside call.

The hosts did get their third, courtesy of Morgan after he clumsily fouled Shane Long in the box, a fairly obvious penalty.

Southampton v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Tadić tucked the penalty away to make it 3-0 to complete the misery for the Foxes faithful.

The loss means that Leicester's 21 points in 22 games is the joint-worst tally for a reigning top-flight champion. It also leaves the Foxes 5 points off the relegation zone, with a tough fixture list consisting of mainly away matches ahead. If today's performance is anything to go by, the majority of those matches are going to end up being losses.