Leicester City reached their first FA Cup final since 1969 as Kelechi Iheanacho’s second-half goal gave them victory over Southampton at Wembley.
Iheanacho was the beneficiary of fine work by Jamie Vardy to score at the second attempt 10 minutes after the interval.
The game was played in front of 4,000 supporters as part of a pilot scheme, with research being carried out on allowing fans back in to sporting events as coronavirus restrictions are eased.
Tickets were limited to residents of Brent – the north London borough where Wembley Stadium is situated – and key workers.
Those inside Wembley witnessed a mainly dour game but Leicester, playing in their first semi-final since 1982, will not care – and neither will their followers.
Southampton were strangely lacking in intensity, barely threatening Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Ibrahima Diallo went closest to an equaliser for the Saints but his powerful drive went just wide.
Brendan Rodgers’ side will now face Chelsea in the final on 15 May, their first appearance in the showpiece since they lost 1-0 against Manchester City in 1969.
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Match ends, Leicester City 1, Southampton 0.
Second Half ends, Leicester City 1, Southampton 0.
Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jonny Evans (Leicester City).
Nathan Tella (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).
Attempt blocked. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Timothy Castagne.
Jan Bednarek (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jan Bednarek (Southampton).
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Southampton. Mohammed Salisu replaces Ryan Bertrand.
Substitution, Southampton. Nathan Tella replaces Kyle Walker-Peters.
Offside, Leicester City. James Maddison tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.
Attempt missed. James Maddison (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kelechi Iheanacho.
Che Adams (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Wesley Fofana (Leicester City).
Attempt missed. James Maddison (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kelechi Iheanacho.
Foul by Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton).
Timothy Castagne (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Hand ball by James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).
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