West Brom holds Leicester in thrilling draw

West Brom holds Leicester in thrilling draw

Premier League leaders Leicester City was held by a struggling West Bromwich Albion at 2-2 at the King Power Stadium, preventing them from gaining the full 3 points to retain their momentum.

Salomon Rondon opened the scoreboard for the Baggies, escaping Robert Huth and made it 1-0. However, Leicester maintained their strength and pressing, keeping on their offense as West Brom looked happy to lose possession and stay deep.

Then, a Danny Drinkwater shot was deflected into the net, and Andy King scores a second for the Foxes before half-time to bring the hosts ahead. Unfortunately for them, Craig Gardner leveled the game with a direct free-kick as Riyad Mahrez made a handball unecessarily.

Leicester had significantly improved since their narrow win against Norwich, where they were seemingly lacking. But hitting the woodwork twice amidst a siege on West Bromwich, they were left without a winner and has just three points ahead of Tottenham, who could go top should they beat West Ham.

However, they can very well take pride in the fact that they were the first team to score 50 league goals, and that King managed his first goal of the season. Even manager Claudio Ranieri praised his team performance, as the players did not panic after their conceding a goal.

“Just sometimes you can do everything but the ball doesn’t want to go in,” he added.

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