Stoke twice rallies for 2-2 draw against Leicester

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Leicester had the first real chance on 10 minutes following a risky cross by Demarai Gray but Kevin Wimmer prevented Jamie Vardy from tapping in from close range with a superb block. Peter Crouch was the hero for the home side, heading in Xherdan Shaqiri's corner in the 73rd minute to level the score in a match both sides had plenty of chances to win.

The game was brought to a halt on 22 minutes with an injury to the centre referee Robert Madley who was replaced by Jon Moss. However, all his hard work was let down by his finish which was aimed straight at Kasper Schmeichel.

Stoke's attack soon took advantage as Shaqiri found the corner of the net with a curling effort from the edge of the area in the 39th.

Riyad Mahrez's third goal of the Premier League season failed to have any real impact on the result of the game, but it restored the Algerian's status as Leicester City's main man.

The draw does little to improve either side's standing in the league table, but the worldwide break now awaits both sides, with Stoke set for a trip to Brighton upon their return to Premier League action, whilst Leicester will host Manchester City.



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