Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi scored a 58th minute goal for Leicester City Saturday but it did not prevent the foxes from losing at home to visiting Southampton.
The visitors had shot into the lead as early as the 11th minute of the game as Ward-Prowse converted a penalty for the visitors. Shane Long increased the tally for Southampton just before the end of the first 45 minutes.
Nidid’s goal raised hope for Leicester fans who remained optimistic that the team could consolidate afterwards and even pull a victory, but that was not to be as the Saints held their ground while defending their lead tenaciously despite the foxes dominance with 57% to 43% possession ratio.
The day did not fair any better for Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi who saw 90 minutes action against West Ham. West Ham scored the only goal of the match in the 48th minutes thanks to Declan Rice.
It was Arsenal who started the stronger, with Alexandre Lacazette forcing a 13th-minute save out of Lukasz Fabianski with a low shot, after his driving run from Alex Iwobi’s pass had taken him beyond the penalty spot.
Iwobi and his teammate though hard working with intent to carry the day failed on several occasions to clear from a set piece and were made to pay as Rice showed admirable technique and composure to bend the ball beyond Leno from 15 yards out, Nasri registering the assist on his first Premier League appearance since August 2016.
Fourteen-goal top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang came to close to cancelling the goal with strike that unfortunately went above the bar.
Leicester have a trip to Wolves next Saturday while Southampton play Derby County in their FA Cup third-round replay on Wednesday before hosting Everton on Saturday.