Stoke City dig deep to deny Leicester and Puel thanks to Peter Crouch

Peter Crouch came off the bench to head an equaliser as Stoke twice came from behind to prevent Claude Puel from making it two wins from two matches as Leicester manager. The Frenchman could take satisfaction from some aspects of this performance, including the goals by Vicente Iborra and Riyad Mahrez, but can only have been frustrated by the defending that allowed Stoke to nick a share of the points thanks to goals by Xherdan Shaqiri and Crouch.

Puel declared straight after taking the Leicester job that his intention was to make the team more versatile, insisting that they could not continue to rely almost exclusively on counterattacking. After making a promising start last week at home to Everton he did not lapse into caution for his first away match, as here Leicester were proactive and fluent from the outset.

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