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.
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 striker was scoring pens for enjoyable in coaching earlier than miss let Liverpool off
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.
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.
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.