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Leicester fail to reap the benefits of Liverpool draw as Jamie Vardy’s substitute pays penalty at Crystal Palace


Leicester didn’t profit from Liverpool’s weekend slip up as they drew 1-1 to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

There was a golden likelihood to shut the hole on the Premier League leaders, who might solely handle a draw at residence to West Brom however Brendan Rodgers’ aspect fared no higher towards the Eagles.

Harvey Barnes prevented Leicester losing the game

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Harvey Barnes prevented Leicester dropping the sport

But they could have had all three

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However they may have had all three

They fought again properly with a late Harvey Barnes strike cancelling out Wilfried Zaha’s volley early within the second half.

Nevertheless, the guests will go away the match questioning what might need been with Kelechi Iheanacho’s first-half penalty being saved.

Iheanacho took the penalty as traditional taker Jamie Vardy was on the bench to start with.

The outcome sees Leicester leapfrog Everton to second within the desk – and the Toffees received’t get an opportunity to win again their place tonight as their match with Manchester City has been postponed because of a coronavirus outbreak within the City squad.


Leicester managed possession all through and their early stress led to them getting a penalty – their tenth of the season.

Iheanacho picked the ball up right away eager to have his likelihood at scoring from the spot in Vardy’s absence. However the Nigerian’s tame effort was stored out by Vicente Guaita. Iheanacho additionally missed a header from shut vary on 28 minutes.

It was a good save by Guaita but Iheanacho’s penalty lacked a punch

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It was save by Guaita however Iheanacho’s penalty lacked a punch

Palace almost made them pay however Andros Townsend put a shot vast as he couldn’t fairly wrap his foot round a low cross from the left.

However the residence aspect had their capturing boots on after the break as Zaha expertly volleyed Townsend’s deep cross from the best, beating Kasper Schmeichel on the close to publish.

Zaha briefly clashed with James Justin in the first half

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Zaha briefly clashed with James Justin within the first half

But we saw the best of Zaha after the break as he fired Palace in front

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However we noticed the most effective of Zaha after the break as he fired Palace in entrance

Vardy was later summoned on however it was Barnes who bailed Leicester out. As he did towards Manchester United on Boxing Day, a left-footed effort from the sting of the field was sufficient to stage the scores.

It was all Leicester at that time they usually had a few probabilities proper on the finish, most notably by way of Ayoze Perez within the ultimate minute of stoppage-time however the Spaniard might solely blaze the ball over.

Barnes fired through a crowd to make it 1-1 but Leicester could have won it at the end

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Barnes fired by way of a crowd to make it 1-1 however Leicester might have received it on the finish





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