Defender Michael Keane headed an injury-time equaliser to rescue a point for Leicester and deal a blow to Leeds' Championship play-off hopes a blow.
Keane, 20, on loan from Manchester United, nodded in a Martyn Waghorn corner to deny the visitors a first win on the road since 1 December.
Leeds v Leicester at a glance
- Leeds have now completed eight away league games without victory
- Leicester still boast the meanest defence in the division with only 30 goals conceded
- Leeds had gone three Championship games without conceding a goal before Keane headed in
Leeds had gone ahead when Sam Byram scrambled in from a previous set-piece.
Chances for Chris Wood and Harry Kane then went begging for the hosts before Keane rose to deny Leeds at the end.
The result kept Neil Warnock's side down in 10th spot, eight points behind their fifth-placed opponents.
Leicester had started the brighter, with Anthony Knockaert and Wood shooting over from inside the penalty area within the first 10 minutes.
However, Leeds looked dangerous on the counter-attack throughout and Foxes goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel stretched to palm away Byram's header before a later cut-back from the rampaging full-back came to nothing.
The 19-year-old was Leeds' most potent threat and he finally put his side in front from six yards after the interval when the ball fell to him following Ross McCormack's corner.
Leeds seemed comfortable in the final quarter before they conceded from another dead ball, with the goal denying them a third win in four league matches.
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:
"It was really good to get something out of the game even though it was such a late goal. I thought we deserved it.
"We showed some good form in the first half but conceding the goal we did knocked us out of our stride a little bit. But the players showed a lot of desire and determination to get back into it.
"Leeds were a very hard working side and and got themselves in front. Keane has done great for us so far and is clearly going to be a very good player, I think his goal was just reward for us."
Leeds manager Neil Warnock:
"When you are disappointed to come away with a point from Leicester it shows how far we have come. It augurs well for the the final 11 games and we have six of them at home.
"There are a few broken hearts and tired legs tonight and it does feel like a loss under the circumstances.
"Obviously it is bound to be disappointing when you concede a goal so late in the game. But despite that it was a great team performance and I was really pleased with all the lads."
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.90:00 +3:18
Martyn Waghorn provided the assist for the goal. Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Warnock from the right by-line.90:00 +3:18 Goal scored
Goal! - Michael Keane - Leicester 1 - 1 Leeds Michael Keane finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Leicester 1-1 Leeds.90:00 +2:36
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martyn Waghorn from the right by-line,90:00 +1:40 Substitution
Substitution Jason Pearce comes on in place of Ross McCormack.90:00 +0:43
Corner from the right by-line taken by Martyn Waghorn, Lee Peltier manages to make a clearance.90:00 +0:11
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Martyn Waghorn, clearance by Lee Peltier.86:16
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Martyn Waghorn, clearance by Lee Peltier.85:32
The assistant referee flags for offside against Steve Morison. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.84:12
Effort from the edge of the area by Harry Kane goes wide of the left-hand post.83:38
Kasper Schmeichel fouled by Steve Morison, the ref awards a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.82:50
Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Varney on Ritchie De Laet. Free kick taken by Ritchie De Laet.80:09 Substitution
Substitution David Nugent goes off and Martyn Waghorn comes on.79:19
Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Warnock.79:19 Booking
Booking The referee books Ben Marshall for unsporting behaviour.79:15
Unfair challenge on Stephen Warnock by Ben Marshall results in a free kick.78:34
Ritchie De Laet sends in a cross, Chris Wood takes a shot. David Nugent gets a block in.76:31
Danny Drinkwater gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Warnock. Free kick crossed by Ross McCormack, Michael Keane makes a clearance.74:50
Foul by Luke Varney on Danny Drinkwater, free kick awarded. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.70:58
Danny Drinkwater has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.
Booking Booking for Patrick Kenny.65:08
The offside flag is raised against David Nugent. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.63:19
Danny Drinkwater produces a cross, Harry Kane takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.59:31
Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.59:31 Substitution
Substitution Anthony Knockaert leaves the field to be replaced by Ben Marshall.59:31
Ritchie De Laet fouled by Ross McCormack, the ref awards a free kick.57:41
Ross McCormack takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel. Stephen Warnock takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Anthony Knockaert.53:33
Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Warnock from the right by-line.51:50
The assist for the goal came from Ross McCormack.51:50 Goal scored
Goal! - Samuel Byram - Leicester 0 - 1 Leeds Samuel Byram scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leicester 0-1 Leeds.51:22
A cross is delivered by Samuel Byram, Wes Morgan makes a clearance. Corner from the left by-line taken by Ross McCormack,50:00
David Nugent takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.49:25
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross McCormack on Wes Morgan. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.46:13
Corner taken by Anthony Knockaert from the right by-line.45:01
The match restarts for the second half.45:01 Substitution
Substitution Lloyd Dyer comes on in place of Paul Konchesky.45:00 +0:48 Half time
Half Time The match has reached half-time.44:02
Unfair challenge on Chris Wood by Lee Peltier results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Anthony Knockaert from the free kick, save made by Patrick Kenny.38:51
Samuel Byram crosses the ball, Effort from inside the area by David Norris misses to the left of the goal.37:13
David Nugent concedes a free kick for a foul on Samuel Byram. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.35:09
Shot by Chris Wood. Patrick Kenny makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Anthony Knockaert, Tom Lees manages to make a clearance.33:56
Anthony Knockaert takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Tom Lees.29:10
Harry Kane has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.27:14
Paul Green fouled by Chris Wood, the ref awards a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.25:24
Unfair challenge on Harry Kane by Stephen Warnock results in a free kick. Anthony Knockaert crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Samuel Byram fouled by Harry Kane, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.23:12
Harry Kane takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny. Corner from right by-line taken by Anthony Knockaert.22:12
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ross McCormack, Samuel Byram takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.21:25
Chris Wood handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Lees.18:34
Anthony Knockaert takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.17:49
Anthony Knockaert takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Luke Varney makes a clearance.16:32
Chris Wood takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny.15:58
David Norris takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.14:02
Handball decision goes against Steve Morison. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.13:31
The ball is sent over by Stephen Warnock, Samuel Byram takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.12:26
Anthony Knockaert concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross McCormack. Stephen Warnock crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Wes Morgan.9:56
Ritchie De Laet crosses the ball, Strike by Chris Wood from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.8:42
Steve Morison is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.7:54
Chris Wood challenges Stephen Warnock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Warnock.5:48
Handball decision goes against Michael Keane. Stephen Warnock crosses the ball in from the free kick.4:56
Michael Tonge fouled by Ritchie De Laet, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Green.3:26
Foul by Paul Konchesky on Samuel Byram, free kick awarded. Patrick Kenny takes the direct free kick.0:37
Effort on goal by Anthony Knockaert from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.0:00
The referee starts the match.
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