Ralph Hasenhuttl insisted Saints stunning win at Leicester City was not about revenge.

Just 11 weeks after apologising to Saints fans after the 9-0 defeat at home to Leicester, Hasenhuttl celebrated with more than 1,000 supporters after his side came from behind to win 2-1 at the King Power Stadium.

But he said: “We never spoke about revenge because we should be thankful for this [0-9] result. I always said we wanted to show them and us we can do it much better.

“Since then we have changed everything; the behaviour, how we play and create chances, the commitment the belief - everything.

“There was a special history of this game after the first clash and during the week we pushed a lot of good buttons, otherwise such a performance is not possible.”

Saints trailed to Dennis Praet’s 13th- minute opener before Stuart Armstrong’s deflected equaliser was followed by a tenth goal in as many starts from the remarkable Danny Ings in the 82nd minute.

“Mentally it is not such an easy situation if you concede the first goal, but immediately we tried to put pressure on them and create chances,” continued the Saints boss. “We were also unlucky in the first half with Ings twice hitting the bar.

“But you could feel we tried to press early, even in overtime. It was a very interesting game and fantastic to watch.

“It was played at high speed from both sides. We were quick in behind and we invested a lot against the ball, the guys left everything on the pitch.

“Finally we had 16 shots on goal which is not so normal in an away game. This is the best sign of how good we played today and how big the response was from my players.”