Crystal Palace stage comeback vs. Leicester to grab point

Rosalie Stanley
April 17, 2017

Morgan, the Leicester captain and centre-back, has been sidelined with a back injury since mid-March and was again missing from the squad that drew 2-2 at Crystal Palace.

Danny Mills thinks regardless of Crystal Palace only drawing 2-2 with Leicester City at Selhurst Park, they should have enough to secure Premier League survival.

The Foxes went ahead after Christian Fuchs' long throw saw Robert Huth rise unchallenged to head in after six minutes for the first goal Palace had conceded in their last three home games.

Palace have won five of their last six matches, recording famous victories over London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal.

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Sam Allardyce has been imploring his players to "respect the point" ever since taking the reins at Crystal Palace back in December, and on this evidence his players are taking note.

Leicester City: Schmeichel 7, Simpson 5, Benalouane 6, Huth 8, Fuchs 6, Mahrez 5, Ndidi 6, King 5, Albrighton 6, Ulloa 5, Vardy 6. But they had to wait until the final moments of the first half before another clear opening came their way when Andros Townsend was released into the area by Ward.

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Mark Scott: "A little over two months ago, Crystal Palace were second from bottom in the table, with Leicester lying just one place above the relegation zone".

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare: "We need to be competitive against a real competitive Palace team".

All six of Huth's Premier League goals for Leicester have come away from home.

A chance of a fourth consecutive home victory may have been passed up against Leicester City, but the point salvaged by the home side from two goals down has edged the locals closer to safety as those below continue to stumble.

The teams in the Premier League have just a handful of games remaining, with plenty at stake in the five 3pm kick-offs on Saturday. The conversation will be with Wes and our medical department and we'll give him every opportunity between now and then but if he's not ready we won't take a gamble. It was a tremendous fightback from the players and that would not have happened when I first arrived.

"We're a bit gutted with the result in the end - if we'd held on to the two-goal lead for a bit longer, we'd have been fine", he said.

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