15 min Nothing much is happening. Both teams look slightly too conscious of the occasion.
12 min Leicester have been the better team so far, though there isn’t a huge amount in it.
10 min Schmeichel charges from his area and just beats Ings to Djenepo’s ball over the top. Good goalkeeping, because Ings would have been through.
9 min “Good idea, Rob, keep the Super League nonsense out of this blog,” says Matt Dony. “Let’s just spend the time focusing on VAR, instead. Football makes itself so hard to love. 1995 Matt was OBSESSED with the Smashing Pumpkins. I’m genuinely sad that I will never love another album with the teenage intensity that I loved Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness. I still enjoy their music, and I could never actively feel negatively towards the band. But Billy Corgan has spent the last 20 years or so making it increasingly difficult. Rationally, I can recognise that he’s a colossal spanner. But I still love him. Football feels like it’s going the same way, sometimes…”
7 min Vardy is going to continue. He poked a loose ball away from Diallo, who was a fraction late and planted his studs into the side of Vardy’s leg.
6 min Vardy is still down after that tackle from Diallo.
4 min An early half chance for Perez, who sidefoots well wide from 15 yards after good play by Tielemans. Diallo is booked for a foul on Vardy in the build up.
1 min Peep peep! Leicester, in blue, kick off from right to left. Southampton are in their stylish Peru away strip.
It’s a beautiful evening at Wembley, andthe players are applauded onto the field by actual, real-life human beings.
Francis Benali is one of the BT Sport pundits, which is as good a reason as any to post this old favourite.
Anyway, let’s make this MBM a European Super League-free zone. This game is none of their business.
Leicester are strongish favourites to reach their first FA Cup final since 1969. (Southampton’s last was in 2003.) But their form has dipped since that outstanding quarter-final victory over Manchester United, and they are up against dangerous opponents. Leicester’s 9-0 win at St Mary’s is part of the backstory to this game – but so is Southampton’s outstanding, cathartic 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium three months later. When Southampton are bad, they’re very, very bad. But when they’re good…
The winners will play Chelsea in the final, if Chelsea deign to share a football field with them.