Premier League | Leicester attracts 1-1 at Palace, strikes into 2nd place


The purpose was ok to maneuver Leicester into second place on objective distinction over Everton, whose match later Monday was postponed after Manchester Metropolis reported new coronavirus instances.

Leicester Metropolis settled for a 1-1 draw at struggling Crystal Palace after Harvey Barnes’ late equalizer on Monday within the Premier League.

Nonetheless, the purpose was ok to maneuver Leicester into second place on objective distinction over Everton, whose match later Monday was postponed after Manchester Metropolis reported new coronavirus instances. Leicester is three factors behind first-place Liverpool.

Barnes fired a left-footed shot into the underside proper nook within the 83rd minute, beating Vicente Guaita, who earlier boosted Palace’s hopes when he saved Kelechi Iheanacho’s first-half penalty.

Palace opened the scoring within the 58th minute when Andros Townsend’s cross over the Leicester protection discovered Wilfried Zaha, who volleyed it previous Kasper Schmeichel. It was his eighth objective of the Premier League season — already doubling his tally from 2019-20.

“I believed after we conceded the objective, a few of our play, the pace of our recreation, was actually good,” Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers stated. “We find yourself pissed off that we haven’t received the sport.”

Taking part in their second recreation in three days, each groups rested regulars with Rodgers making seven adjustments from the beginning lineup that drew 2-2 towards Manchester United on Saturday.

Jamie Vardy has transformed six of seven penalty makes an attempt for Leicester this season however was on the bench when Luke Thomas was fouled by James Tomkins within the space within the 17th minute. Iheanacho stutter-stepped and shot together with his left foot however Guaita dove and saved it together with his proper hand.

“You may’t play Jamie or a few of these guys each single evening,” Rodgers stated.

Vardy got here on as an alternative within the second half.

The draw prolonged Palace’s winless streak to 5 video games, but it surely was a welcome level following back-to-back drubbings: 3-Zero to Aston Villa on Saturday and 7-Zero to Liverpool the week earlier than.

“Liverpool knocked us again and Aston Villa who’re an excellent staff as nicely, let’s not overlook, they knocked us again a bit of bit, too,” Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson stated.

“To face Leicester right now was going to be a frightening job,” he continued, “however I believed we dealt with it very nicely. The purpose right now and the way in which we performed within the second half will stand us in good stead going ahead.”

Palace moved up a spot to 13th and hosts last-place Sheffield United on Saturday. Leicester is at Newcastle on Sunday.

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