Relegation looms for Saints after Southampton draw at Leicester

Southampton manager Mark Hughes says that his team has to “take more risks” and “just go for it”, after they were held to a goalless draw against Leicester at the King Power and the prospect of relegation looms.

The Saints would remain four points from safety and are winless in their last eight games as they head into Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Wembley.

Southampton’s Shane Long was denied from close range in the second half after Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho went close before the break.

Saints keeper Alex McCarthy also tipped over Jamie Vardy’s prodded effort as Leicester searched for a winner.

“We need to be on the front foot,” said Hughes. “We have to ask more questions than we did of Leicester.”

“Defensively we were better but we have got to get the balance right. We need to defend properly and be a threat the other way.”

“Only time will tell to see whether the point is enough for us. We are looking to get maximum points from every game now.”

“The players are a little bit flat and we have got a big game at the weekend but we are not in the situation where we are downhearted.’

Southampton’s next Premier League match is on 28 April when they host Bournemouth in one of their four remaining games of the season.

Serie A: Inter strikes four over Cagliari to move on top of Roma

Inter Milan moved up to third in Serie A over Roma with a thumping 4-0 win over Cagliari.

Inter — who had failed to register a single goal in their last three matches — netted within three minutes when Joao Cancelo’s inswinging free kick went straight in.

Team captain Mauro Icardi then scored his 25th league goal of the season before setting up Marcelo Brozovic for Inter’s third and Ivan Perisic scored late on from another well-worked free-kick.

The hosts were barely tested, with Cagliari not registering a single shot.

The only sour note for Inter was an injury to midfielder Roberto Gagliardini, who was taken off on a stretcher off before half-time with a muscle problem.

Internazionale moved above Roma in the Serie A table as they look to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2011.

Napoli loses ground in Serie A chase after Donnarumma wonder save

Juventus moved six points clear at the top of Serie A after Napoli were held to a 0-0 draw by AC Milan at San Siro on Sunday.

Maurizio Sarri’s side controlled much of Sunday’s encounter, but could not find a way to score, with Gianluigi Donnarumma pulling off an incredible save to deny Arkadiusz Milik in stoppage time.

They would also have themselves to blame Lorenzo Insigne and Marek Hamsik passed up decent opportunities either side of the interval, while the offside flag had denied Mateo Musacchio a goal for Milan late in the first half.

Substitute Milik looked set to win this game late on, but he failed to beat Donnarumma from point-blank range.

Milan’s determined display gave them a platform to hit Napoli on the counter, and only terrific defending from Raul Albiol prevented Nikola Kalinic putting Gennaro Gattuso’s side ahead midway through the second period.

A third draw in five league games moves Napoli on to 78 points — six shy of Juventus who won 3-0 over Sampdoria later on Sunday.

Douglas Costa, a 43rd-minute substitute, assisted all three goals.

Mario Mandzukic slammed home Costa’s cross at the end of the first half and Benedikt Howedes headed in his first Juve goal from another centre, and the Brazilian also found Sami Khedira to guide home a third goal.

Juve, who have dropped only four points in the Italian top flight since 19 November, would host Napoli for what potentially could be a title-deciding game next Sunday.