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Stoke City - Leicester City
Premier League - 4 November 2017
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That's full time. A result to satisfy both sides. Stoke showed resilience to recover twice, but Leicester will be frustrated they could not defend from set pieces once Peter Crouch was introduced. Stoke might complain about the build up to Leicester's second, that one is probaby for Mark Hughes to pick up.
Fletcher is caught late by Iheanacho, giving Stoke a free kick about 50 yards out. They crowd the area, and Shaqiri's ball is headed away by Morgan.
Shaqiri can't reach a crossfield 'diag', meaning Leicester have the ball in their own half with a throw-in.
Four minutes of added time to come, indicated just as Vardy appeals for, and doesn't get, a foul from Wimmer's manhandling of him.
Vardy crosses from the left for Mahrez, who fires in a shot at Schmeichel. Iheanacho is the first to react, and sticks it home, but he does so from an obviously offside position.
- OffMame Biram DioufStoke City
- OnSaido BerahinoStoke City
Diouf and Morgan come together for a tussle over the ball, and somewhat surprisingly it's Morgan left on the ground, struggling. He's then replaced by Berahino.
Shaqiri floats in a free kick from the right wing, and Choupo-Moting glances it just wide of the back post. Either side could win this yet.
- OffDemarai GrayLeicester City
- OnMarc AlbrightonLeicester City
Albrighton on for Gray.
Iheanacho slides in a pass ahead of him for Vardy's run. His one touch drags the ball behind Shawcross with his studs, and then he scuffs a shot wide of the near post.
Vardy sprints against Butand to reach the ball first, but he's flagged offside.
- GoalPeter CrouchStoke City
GOAL! Stoke 2-2 Leicester. Crouch scores - Diouf's cross is put behind on the left by Ndidi. Shaqiri swings in a corner, and Crouch meets it at the near post with a well-struck header, thundering an effort past Schmeichel.
Allen tees up Zouma on the edge of the box, and his first-time shot is well hit, and straight at Schmiechel.
Vardy sprints into the box and away from Shawcross, but his rolled ball towards Iheanacho is cut out after Wimmer sprinted back.
King releases Iheanacho down the middle, but he's offside and Butland will send it long.
- OffRamadan SobhiStoke City
- OnPeter CrouchStoke City
Crouch comes on for Sobhi.
- OffVicente IborraLeicester City
- OnAndy KingLeicester City
Iborra is replaced by King.
Iborra is down, receiving treatment to what looks like it might be an ankle injury.
- GoalRiyad MahrezLeicester City
GOAL! Stoke City 1-2 Leicester. Mahrez scores - He picks up a loose ball on the right wing, and drives into the box. With the ball at a tight angle, he looks up and sees two strikers in the box waiting, so he rifles in a low shot under Butland's dive.
Corner for Stoke on the left wing, it comes to an unmarked Shawcross, and he powers in a header to the corner, but Schmeichel's strong wrist tips it away.
Iheanacho on for Okazaki.
Choupo-Moting hammers in a pull-back from the byline, but Allen's run into the box ends with nothing when the ball is cut out just in time.
Ramadan misreads Pieters' intentions on the left, and passes straight out of play.
Gray slides a pass inside for Mahrez in the box, and the winger cuts a shot across goal, just wide of the far post.
Mahrez is eased to the ground by Fletcher as he tries to power into the box, but the referee allows play to continue.
Choupo-Moting and Diouf combine well with a pass and return into the box, and Shaqiri receives the ball inside, 25 yards from goal, but a heavy touch loses possession.
Vardy sprints away from Zouma, into the box, and he fizzes in a cross for Okazaki, but it's just a touch too high. Seconds later, Mahrez hits a shot from 30 yards, swirling in the air and tipped over.
Joe Allen forces through a shot via a deflection on the right, and Schmeichel leaps to his right to save.
- 2nd Half
We go again.
- End of 1st Half
That's half time. See you in 15 minutes.
Two minutes remaining in the half, with both sides having more than enough chances to score more than once.
There will be four minutes of added time.
The danger passes when Choupo-Moting skies a volley from the corner.
Shaqiri goes close, as he drills in a shot from the corner of the box. It's going just wide, but Schmeichel puts the low effort behind.
Okazaki receives Vardy's flick on, and Diouf rushes back to clip the ball just over the bar to concede a corner, but nothing worse.
- GoalXherdan ShaqiriStoke City
GOAL! Stoke 1-1. Leicester. Shaqiri scores - Choupo-Moting comes deep to receive a low pass, who flicks the ball round the corner for Shaqiri's run down the channel. Shaqiri takes a touch, and shapes the ball past Schmeichel against the post and in.
Gray takes the ball from Fuchs' corner, shifts the ball to give him room on the right for a cross, and Iborra thunders a header just over the bar.
Gray receievs the ball on the left and drives into the box, past Zouma, and Okazaki heads into the ground only to see Butland react brilliantly to tip it over the bar.
Mahrez sprints down the left, and can send it across right to Vardy in space at the back post. However, Mahrez dithers, allowing Zouma to slide in and concede a corner.
Leicester keep the pressure on Stoke by keeping possession well.
- GoalVicente IborraLeicester City
GOAL! Stoke 0-1 Leicester. Iborra scores - Mahrez curls in a cross to the back post, and Maguire meets it with a huge leap. He nods it down, and Iborra hooks a half-volley at goal from the edge of the six-yard box.
Pieters concedes a corner on the left after Butland misses the flight of a cross.
Mahrez trundles into the box, unchallenged, as he takes the ball from deep. He smashes in a low cross-shot that strikes Shawcross and goes behind for a corner on the right.
Choupo-Moting is released through the middle, sizes up Schmeichel, and his low shot is blocked by the Leicester 'keeper to rescue his side.
Wimmer goes to ground to clear the ball away from Vardy and Simpson on the right wing. Throw-in for Leicester.
Choupo-Moting forces a pass inside, but it's cut out before Allen and Sobhi can get close.
The boy Moss is on, and the game restarts.
The first change, as Bobby Madley leaves in place of Jon Moss. Madley has hurt his calf, apparently.
Fuchs then goes forward and finds Gray again on the left, he stabs a looping ball to the back post, and Okazaki gets back into the possession to poke a shot just wide of the post.
Mahrez and Gray stand over the ball, on the left of the box, about 21 yards out. Gray feints, Mahrez takes, and it's straight at the wall. Ramadan then breaks for Stoke down the right, but he dithers and loses possession
Fuchs releases Gray down the left. He takes on Zouma on the wing, cuts inside, and wins a foul just on the edge of the back when Diouf sprints back and runs straight into him.
Fletcher's cross strikes Ndidi's head and flies up into the air for Schmeichel to take comfortably.
Choupo-Moting finds Ramadan on the left, who plays it inside for Pieters. He strides forward and loses the ball on the edge of the box. Stoke quickly win it back after a poor pass from Iborra, Shaqiri scuffs a shot from the edge of the box wide of the near post.
Gray nutmegs Zouma with a low cross to the near post. Vardy stabs it toward goal, but it's vitally blocked by Shawcross sticking out a leg.
Sobhi can't keep in a floated ball out to the left wing, and Leicester quickly lose possession with a long ball.
Vardy is released down the right wing. He waits for support, jinks towards the touchline, and Shawcross blocks his cross to concede a corner.
Leicester escape from their own half calmly enough, though they faced plenty of pressure, and kicking, from Stoke's forward line.
Leicester are dominating possession so far, but away from the opposition goal.
- 1st Half
The match gets underway.
Stoke could leapfrog Leicester today, as a win would take them to 14 points, level with Newcastle in ninth.
Stoke are looking for a consecutive victory, and with new manage Puel yet to settle at Leicester, they have a chance to exploit weaknesses.
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Islam Slimani and Kelechi Iheanacho are on the bench for Leicester, one of the strongest reserve attacks outside the top four. The hardworking and more effective Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki are chosen in attack for this game.
Mark Leslie Hughes has picked Sobhi Ramadan to support the attack for Stoke, and he is one of their brightest young talents. Technically, he's accomplished, but needs a little more experience before he will be truly dangerous.
Claude Puel has praised Demarai Gray: "He's good with the ball and good without the ball, a good player with good penetration, quality and he can make a difference. Now it's important to confirm and to stay at this level is the most important thing but the most difficult. He is technical and can play with good relationships with team mates. [It is] a good opportunity and we will see if he can continue to perform."
Stoke boss Mark Hughes: 'Winning games back-to-back is never easy in the Premier League but with a win away from home last weekend, we hope to win again tomorrow. Make no doubt about it we will face a good side tomorrow in Leicester City. They have plenty of options and good players. "
TEAMS: Stoke City: Butland; Zouma, Shawcross, Wimmer; Diouf, Fletcher, Allen; Pieters; Shaqiri, Ramadan; Choupo-Moting. Subs: Grant; Berahino, Jese, Afellay, Martins Indi, Adam, Crouch. /// Leicester City: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Gray, Ndidi, Iborra, Mahrez, Okazaki, Vardy. Subs: Hamer, Dragovic, Amartey, King, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Slimani.
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