Southampton out of relegation zone with 2-1 win vs Leicester

Leicester City's Ricardo Pereira, top, and Southampton's Matt Targett battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester, England, Saturday Jan. 12, 2019. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)

Ten-man Southampton climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone as Ralph Hasenhuettl's revolution continued with a 2-1 win at Leicester

LEICESTER, England — Ten-man Southampton climbed out of the English Premier League relegation zone as Ralph Hasenhuettl's revolution continued with a 2-1 win at Leicester on Saturday.

James Ward-Prowse's penalty and Shane Long's first goal in nine months earned the victory at King Power Stadium.

Long's strike, in first-half injury time, came just 120 seconds after Yan Valery was sent off for a second bookable offense.

Wilfred Ndidi pulled a goal back in the second half for Leicester, which is led by former Southampton manager Claude Puel.

Southampton moved a point above the league drop zone after just a fourth win of the season. Three of them have come under boss Hasenhuettl as he revives the Saints just a month after replacing Mark Hughes.

Leicester dropped to eighth with boss Puel under fire from fans after performances lacking inspiration.

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