Leicester City came from one goal down to share spoils with Norwich City in one of the Premier League fixtures this weekend. The Foxes have enjoyed a rich run of form heading into the game, having won their last nine EPL matches. Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers men are yet to lose any game since early October when table-toppers Liverpool narrowly edged them out after regulation period.
It was a different ball game for the former champions in this encounter as Teemu Pukki put the visitors in front just before the half-hour mark with a fine finish.
FULL-TIME Leicester 1-1 Norwich
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Finland international made a run into Leicester’s danger zone after receiving a superb pass from Emiliano Buendia before putting the ball into the bottom right corner of Kasper Schmeichel’s goal post.
The home team tried equalising almost immediately with Pereira, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho combining efforts but the Nigerian forward failed to utilise the ball well. In the 32nd minute, Iheanacho was hacked down by Sam Byram at the edge of Norwich’s danger zone and the visitors angrily crowded him before the restart of the game.
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Six minutes later, Tim Krul socred in his own post to gift the home team the equaliser with about seven minutes to the end of the encounter. Just one minute after the goal, Iheanachi was removed with Demarai Gray taking his place on the pitch in the 39th minute.
However, all other efforts from either side failed to materialise as the game ended in a stalemate the Foxes are now ten points behind Liverpool.
Started well but have since let Norwich back into this game. Lucky not to be losing after that big miss from Pukki. We do look like a threat every time we're on the attack though. #LEINOR #LCFC pic.twitter.com/rJLhPIiPtg
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The result, however, puts their Premier League title contention in doubt with 19 more games to the end of this season.