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Leicester City 2-2 West Bromwich Albion

2 Mar

Craig Gardner scored an equalising free-kick as West Brom held Premier League leaders Leicester to a draw at the King Power Stadium.

Match Reports: Leicester City 2-2 West Bromwich AlbionMatch Reports: Leicester City 2-2 West Bromwich Albion

The away side took the lead in the 11th minute when Salomon Rondon out-muscled Robert Huth before calmly slotting the ball past the on-rushing Kasper Schmeichel.

Claudio Ranieri’s side were level after half an hour when the ball fell to Danny Drinkwater 25 yards out, and his shot took a big deflection off Jonas Olsson and looped over Ben Foster.

The home side deservedly went in front on the stroke of half time when Marc Albrighton crossed the ball to Riyad Mahrez, who produced a sublime flick to enable Andy King to sweep the ball home from 10 yards.

In what was an enthralling second period, dominated by the Foxes, the Baggies levelled when they won a free-kick 25 yards out and Gardner then stepped up and curled the ball into the top corner.

The Foxes had chances to win it with Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki both heading against the crossbar, with Foster also in great form for the Baghies, but West Brom held on to deny Leicester the chance to go five points clear at the top of the table.

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