Memorable Match: Leicester City 1-0 Southampton - Captain Morgan scores winner as Foxes close in on title
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Leicester City face Southampton at Wembley this Sunday in an Fa Cup semi-final, in a bid to book their place in the final, where they'll go on to face Chelsea.

This week we look back to 2016 where the Foxes took on Southampton as they were on the hunt to clinch their first top-flight trophy.

Both sides were having good seasons with the Saints looking to capture Europa League qualification.

  • Visitors start strong 

After their strongest season in the top-flight for some time, the red and whites travelled up in a bid to to put a stop to the Foxes title charge.

Sadio Mane came closest for the away side, he rounded Kasper Schmeichel but his shot was blocked well by Danny Simpson, where there was claims for a penalty.

Jose Fonte also had a saved well by the Dane in the Leicester net. The Southampton captain struck from 30 yards out; not something you see every game. 

  • Morgan scores first half winner

Wes Morgan scored the winner on the 38th minute after the away side started the better out of the two. 

The Leicester City captain got on the end of an inch perfect cross from Austrian left-back, Christian Fuchs

It was Morgan's first goal of the season, and he played a pivotal part in the match, despite feeling ill. 

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  • Closing in on the title 

This win took Leicester seven points clear of Tottenham Hotspur in second place. 

It was their fourth 1-0 win in a row. 

Exactly a year before this game, April 3rd 2015 the then Nigel Pearson side were rock bottom and seven points from safety. 

Oh what a year can do, and it is the complete opposite with Claudio Ranieri's side sitting tight at the top of the table. 

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