Leicester City 2-2 West Bromwich Albion: Baggies open door for Spurs
- City’s table lead is 3 points
- Rondon opens scoring
- Drinkwater, King put Leicester ahead
- In-form Gardner nabs free kick equalizer
The Premier League could have a new first-place team for the first time in months if Tottenham beats West Ham on Wednesday.
That’s because Salomon Rondon and Craig Gardner led resurgent West Bromwich Albion to a thrilling 2-2 draw against table-leading Leicester City on Tuesday at King Power Stadium.
Danny Drinkwater and Andy King scored for the Foxes, who sit three points ahead of Spurs but eight goals shy on goal differential. West Brom is up to 13th with 36 points.
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What a start! Since Tony Pulis has plugged Saido Berahino back into his plans, it’s given West Brom opponents more worry, and Rondon has had room to roam. He buried a chance in the 11th minute to make it 1-0 and set the stage for some good ol’ fashioned bus parking.
Luckily, Leicester broke down the Baggies soon, as Drinkwater’s blast through traffic took a turn off Jonas Olsson and looped over the head of Ben Foster to make it 1-1.
Riyad Mahrez made sure the match wouldn’t go to halftime level, back heeling a diagonal ball to King with the deftest of touches. King made no doubt.[ MORE: Latest Premier League standings ]
3 - Salomon Rondon has scored in 3 of his last 5 Premier League games, having failed to score in his previous nine in the competition. Form.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 1, 2016
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Gardner continued his hot play after a goal and an assist on the weekend, sweeping a free kick past Kasper Schmeichel to level things again.
Shinji Okazaki nearly belted a header home in the second half, joining Jamie Vardy as players to hit the cross bar in the game. And Foster robbed Wes Morgan late, before Leonardo Ulloa’s stoppage time tap bounced wide of goal.