Premier League: Leicester City 2-2 West Bromwich Albion

  • 2 March 2016
Ben Foster saves from Wes Morgan Image copyright PA
Image caption Leicester were twice denied by the woodwork as well as by saves from Ben Foster

Leicester missed the chance to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League as West Brom came from behind to claim a thrilling draw.

Salomon Rondon gave West Brom the lead early in the match, but a Danny Drinkwater deflected shot levelled it.

Andy King finished a wonderful move to put Leicester ahead only for Craig Gardner to equalise with a free-kick.

Leicester twice hit the bar at a loud King Power Stadium, but could not find a winner.

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"It's another point on the way for us. It's important for us to get to 40 points and we are happy with the way things are going," said West Brom manager Tony Pulis.

"We need the hunger and desire to get to 40 points. We should have kept the ball better tonight. I'm really pleased with the players though," he added.

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Image caption Eight of West Brom's 11 attempts on goal came in the second half

The draw leaves the Foxes three points ahead of Tottenham, who can go top with victory at West Ham on Wednesday, and six ahead of Arsenal, who face Swansea.

West Brom, who have now lost only two of their past 10 league games, stay 13th - 12 points clear of the relegation zone.

Tuesday's other Premier League results

Aston Villa 1-3 Everton: Bottom club Aston Villa were well beaten by Everton as home supporters walked out in protest at American owner Randy Lerner.

Bournemouth 2-0 Southampton: Bournemouth moved eight points clear of the Premier League relegation zone with a convincing win over Southampton.

Norwich 1-2 Chelsea: Norwich fell into the Premier League relegation zone as Chelsea continued their impressive form under manager Guus Hiddink with victory at Carrow Road.

Sunderland 2-2 Crystal Palace: Fabio Borini struck a stunning late leveller against Crystal Palace to lift Sunderland out of the bottom three.

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