Leicester City remain winless away from home in the Premier League this season after being completely outclassed 3-0 by Southampton at St Mary’s.
Out-of-sorts Leicester have now equalled the worst record by a team of defending champions after 22 matches of a top-flight season, set by Ipswich in 1962-63.
Claude Puel’s hosts, defeated in each of their last four league games, dominated from the first whistle and deservedly went ahead through James Ward-Prowse’s first goal in 22 games.
Ward-Prowse’s free-kick helped set up the second for Jay Rodriguez, before Dusan Tadic’s late penalty set the seal on a one-sided victory.
Champions, Leicester have now gone 11 games without an away league victory this season – having won 11 times on their travels en route to the title. The 37 goals they have conceded in 22 games so far is one more than the total shipped in the whole of last season.
Leicester manager, Claudio Ranieri said: “It was not good performance. It is my fault. I wanted to change the shape of my teams in the last two matches.
“Against Chelsea, we played three at the back, today a diamond in midfield. Maybe my players didn’t understand my idea very well.
“It is important to react. I take responsibility. We have to go back with more desire to get the first away win. I know we try to do our best. At the moment, everything is wrong. I am very frustrated.”