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Crouch header secures point for Stoke against Leicester

Peter Crouch

Stoke City twice came from behind to claim a point against Leicester City in a thrilling Premier League game at Bet365 Stadium.

The result maintained Claude Puel's unbeaten start as Leicester boss after the Frenchman's new side beat Everton in his first game in charge.

Switzerland playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri was involved in both of the home side's goals, curling in the first equaliser at the far post before providing the corner for substitute Peter Crouch's thumping header.

Leicester went ahead when Vicente Iborra lashed home from a corner and the Spaniard could have had a first-half hat-trick but saw a close-range effort blocked and powered a header over the crossbar.

Former PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez impressed throughout for the visitors and cut in from the left to drill home Leicester's second, before Crouch levelled.

Foxes goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel made a string of saves to preserve a point, the best of which came from Kurt Zouma's header in the last minute of added time.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Stoke

  • 1Butland
  • 6Zouma
  • 17Shawcross
  • 5Wimmer
  • 18DioufSubstituted forBerahinoat 86'minutes
  • 24Fletcher
  • 4Allen
  • 3Pieters
  • 22Shaqiri
  • 32SobhiSubstituted forCrouchat 69'minutes
  • 10Choupo-Moting

Substitutes

  • 9Berahino
  • 11Jesé
  • 14Afellay
  • 15Martins Indi
  • 16Adam
  • 25Crouch
  • 33Grant

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 2Simpson
  • 5Morgan
  • 15Maguire
  • 28Fuchs
  • 26Mahrez
  • 21IborraSubstituted forKingat 66'minutes
  • 25Ndidi
  • 7GraySubstituted forAlbrightonat 80'minutes
  • 20OkazakiSubstituted forIheanachoat 58'minutes
  • 9Vardy

Substitutes

  • 8Iheanacho
  • 10King
  • 11Albrighton
  • 12Hamer
  • 16Dragovic
  • 18Amartey
  • 19Slimani
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
29,602

Match Stats

Home TeamStokeAway TeamLeicester
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Stoke City 2, Leicester City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stoke City 2, Leicester City 2.

Attempt saved. Kurt Zouma (Stoke City) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri with a cross.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Danny Simpson.

Foul by Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City).

Darren Fletcher (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Stoke City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Peter Crouch.

Offside, Leicester City. Riyad Mahrez tries a through ball, but Kelechi Iheanacho is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Vardy.

Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Crouch (Stoke City).

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Saido Berahino replaces Mame Biram Diouf.

Wes Morgan (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City).

Christian Fuchs (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City).

Attempt missed. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri following a set piece situation.

Foul by Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City).

Darren Fletcher (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City).

Joe Allen (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Marc Albrighton replaces Demarai Gray.

Harry Maguire (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City).

Attempt missed. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kelechi Iheanacho.

Offside, Leicester City. Demarai Gray tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.

Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

Erik Pieters (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Stoke City 2, Leicester City 2. Peter Crouch (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Wilfred Ndidi.

Attempt saved. Kurt Zouma (Stoke City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Allen.

Attempt missed. Andy King (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Kevin Wimmer.

Offside, Leicester City. Andy King tries a through ball, but Kelechi Iheanacho is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Peter Crouch replaces Ramadan Sobhi.

Attempt blocked. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Riyad Mahrez.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Andy King replaces Vicente Iborra because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Vicente Iborra (Leicester City) because of an injury.

Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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