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West Brom hold Leicester to a draw

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A frustrating night for the Foxes at the King Power Stadium ended in a stalemate as West Brom fought back and held on for a point.

Salomon Rondon and Craig Gardner scored the goals for the visitors while Danny Drinkwater and Andy King were on target for Leicester.

It was a steady start from both sides but West Brom took the lead after just 11 minutes. In soft circumstances Rondon was played through on goal before squeezing the ball through Kasper Schmeichel’s legs; the first goal Leicester have conceded at home since December.

Tony Pulis’ side stayed resilient until the half-hour mark when the Foxes grabbed a fortuitous equaliser. Drinkwater’s low-driven shot took a big deflection and looped over Ben Foster.

A spell of Leicester pressure was rewarded on the stroke of half-time. Marc Albrighton’s cross was audaciously knocked down by Riyad Mahrez before King struck a well-taken shot into the far corner.

King took the injured N’Golo Kante’s place in the starting eleven and once again proved his reliability when called upon.

The half-time interval came at the wrong time for the Foxes as they were on top of the game and the Baggies levelled the scores shortly after the restart.

Gardner’s free-kick on the edge of the area flew into the top corner past a helpless Schmeichel; a goal which could have been prevented with a man on the post.

Despite Leicester’s best efforts they couldn’t find a winner. Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy both hit the bar with headers from close range and the chances kept flowing for the Foxes.

The odd nature of football was apparent in this game as Leicester showed much more life and creativity than they did against Norwich but have walked away with two points less.

West Brom can thank Foster for keeping them in the game as he made numerous saves from Vardy, Jeffrey Schlupp and Wes Morgan late on.

It’s another point gained for Leicester as they prepare for the trip to Watford on Saturday; a huge match in the title race with Tottenham facing Arsenal.

Claudio Ranieri’s side could drop to 2nd however if Tottenham beat West Ham on Wednesday.

About Mark Sheppard

I am an 18-year-old Journalism and Media student at De Montfort University, Leicester. I enjoy writing, especially about sport because my interests involve football, snooker, rugby, F1 and tennis.

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