Southampton fans react on Twitter to nerve-wracking Premier League win at Leicester

Southampton fans look on during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Southampton FC at The King Power Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

The Saints faithful had to endure an anxious second half against the Foxes but held on to pick up all three points.

Jack Stephens, James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond of Southampton at full time of the Premier League match between Leicester City and Southampton FC at The King Power Stadium on January...

Southampton have given their hopes of Premier League survival a huge boost thanks to a gutsy 2-1 win away - their first victory of 2019 - at Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.

Ahead of kickoff at the King Power, the Saints had only won away once in their last 12 games against the East Midlands club, a 4-0 win back in December 2001 (Sky Sports).

However, Ralph Hasenhuttl's side got off to a great start when, on 11 minutes, James Ward-Prowse converted a penalty after Shane Long was bundled over in the area by Nampalys Mendy.

 

There was a huge setback on 45 minutes when Southampton defender Yan Valery was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Marc Albrighton, leaving the visitors to play the entire second half with ten men.

However, Shane Long doubled Southampton's lead in first-half injury time and, even though Wilfred Ndidi halved the deficit for Claude Puel's side shortly before the hour mark, the south coast side held on for three absolutely crucial points.

Southampton fans look on during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Southampton FC at The King Power Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

As happy as the Saints fanbase was at the result, it made for some very tense viewing, and following the full-time whistle, some expressed their relief on Twitter and appeared in need of a sit down:

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