Vardy scores 2 as Leicester rescues 2-2 draw at Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) Jamie Vardy scored twice to help Leicester recover from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Southampton on Saturday in the Premier League.

Jose Fonte and Virgil van Dijk had given Southampton a comfortable lead but Leicester staged another comeback as Vardy headed the visitors back into the match in the 66th minute and then equalized in stoppage time with a shot into the top right corner. It’s the third time this season that Leicester have come back from 2-0 down, having drawn 2-2 with Stoke and beaten Aston Villa 3-2 in September.

Vardy took his league-leading tally to nine goals this season.

Fonte opened the scoring in the 21st minute by heading in Dusan Tadic’s corner and Van Dijk doubled the lead in the 37th with his second effort from a rebound.

Leicester remained fifth, while Southampton moved up to eighth.