Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira made two inspired substitutions to produce one of the exciting football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Leicester on the other hand will be disappointed after letting a two-goal lead slip away. The hosts began the match on the front foot but failed to capitalize on their early dominance. They were made to pay when Kelechi Iheanacho capitalized on a defensive lapse from Joachim Anderson before Jamie Vardy doubled the lead. The hosts then scored through substitutes Michael Olise and Jeffrey Schlupp for a much-deserved point.
Crystal Palace: Guaita (6), Ward (6), Andersen (5), Guehi (7), Mitchell (7), Gallagher (7), Milivojevic (6), McArthur (7), Ayew (7), Edouard (7), Zaha (6).
Subs used: Olise (8), Schlupp (8), Benteke (n/a).
Leicester: Schmeichel (7), Castagne (6), Soyuncu (6), Vestergaard (6), Bertrand (6), Tielemans (7), Choudhury (7), Barnes (7), Lookman (6), Vardy (7), Iheanacho (7).
Subs used: Soumare (6), Maddison (6), Albrighton (n/a).
Man of the match: Michael Olise.
Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira: “It was really difficult at half-time because we created enough chances to score and we didn’t. On the other side, we got punished straight away with the mistakes that we made.”
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers: “It [the result] is disappointing. I thought we went in front against the run of play. I didn’t think we played so well, but we always look like a threat when we’re on the attack. We scored very good goals, but throughout the game, we didn’t look solid defensively in the final 25 yards of the pitch.”
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