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Crystal Palace comeback to draw Leicester



Crystal Palace Jeffrey Schlupp's goal after 48 seconds is the second-quickest goal by a substitute in the Premier League this season

Leicester City threw away a two-goal lead as Crystal Palace came from behind to draw with the Foxes at Selhurst Park.

After going into the break 2-0 down, teenage substitute Michael Olise pulled a goal back for Palace with a brilliant volley past Kasper Schmeichel.

Former Leicester player Jeffrey Schlupp added a second just 48 seconds after his introduction, heading past Schmeichel with only his second touch.

Brendan Rodgers’ side opened the scoring against the run of play when Kelechi Iheanacho capitalised on a mistake from Joachim Andersen before slotting past Vicente Guaita on 31 minutes.


Jamie Vardy added a second six minutes later with a cool finish from Harvey Barnes’ assist.

The Eagles move to within a point of the Foxes and remain unbeaten at Selhurst Park under manager Patrick Vieira, while Leicester are now winless in four Premier League games.

Leicester boss Rodgers is however hopeful his side can turn their season around after an inconsistent start continued with a draw at Crystal Palace.

The Foxes threw away a two-goal lead as the Eagles came from behind to salvage a point at Selhurst Park, leaving them on eight points from their opening seven Premier League games.

“They are giving everything but we just aren’t playing to our level,” said the 48-year-old.


Only four teams have created fewer shots per game than Leicester this season, and they are 13th in the expected goals per game table.

Leicester spent more time in the Premier League’s top four than any other team in the last two seasons (567 days), but missed out on Champions League on the final day of both campaigns.

Having started well before dropping off the pace in recent years, Rodgers hopes this season will be different.

He said: “It might be different this season compared to the last two when we have started on fire and dropped off a little bit.


“Hopefully this can be the season where we can build and finish the second part of the season really strong.”

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