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2021-22 English Premier League
  • Michael Olise (61')
  • Jeff Schlupp (72')
  • Kelechi Iheanacho (31')
  • Jamie Vardy (37')

Palace fight back to secure 2-2 home draw with Leicester

Crystal Palace fought back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 home draw with Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday, as substitutes Michael Olise and Jeffrey Schlupp cancelled out first-half goals by Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy.

Birthday boy Iheanacho, who turned 25 on Sunday, fired Leicester ahead in the 31st minute when he robbed defender Joachim Andersen of the ball and steered it past home goalkeeper Vicente Guaita from the edge of the penalty area.

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Another error by Andersen allowed Vardy to double the lead six minutes later as he slotted the ball inside the near post after the Danish defender failed to cut out a simple Harvey Barnes pass into the area.

Olise was instrumental in Palace's fightback as he netted his first Premier League goal shortly after coming on for Jordan Ayew to reduce the arrears, and he also had a hand in the equaliser.

The 19-year old, who joined Palace from Championship side Reading during the close season, volleyed home his own rebound from 12 metres after a Palace defender had blocked his initial attempt in the 61st minute.

Incessant Palace pressure bore fruit again 11 minutes later as the visiting defence failed to clear Olise's cross and the ball fell kindly to Schlupp, who powered a close-range header past Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Chelsea 13 +26 30
2 Manchester City 13 +20 29
3 Liverpool 13 +28 28
4 West Ham United 13 +8 23
5 Arsenal 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 13 -1 18
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
10 Leicester City 13 -3 18
11 Brentford 13 0 16
12 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
13 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
14 Everton 13 -4 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton 13 -7 14
17 Watford 13 -6 13
18 Norwich City 14 -20 10
19 Burnley 12 -6 9
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7