• 2nd Half
  • Leicester City
  • Crystal Palace
  • Zaha
    90'
  • BatshuayiAyew
    86'
  • BarnesOkazaki
    85'
  • Milivojevic (P)
    81'
  • Schmeichel
    81'
  • TownsendKouyaté
    80'
  • SakhoDann
    77'
  • TielemansIheanacho
    74'
  • Zaha
    70'
  • Evans
    64'
  • McArthur
    51'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Leicester City
  • Crystal Palace
  • GhezzalGray
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Leicester City
  • Crystal Palace
  • Batshuayi
    40'
  • Ndidi
    36'
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Leicester City - Crystal Palace
Premier League - 23 February 2019

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  • End of 2nd Half
90+4' 

FT: Leicester 1-4 Palace. Goals from Batshuayi, Zaha (2) and Milivojevic (pen) do the damage as the Eagles move six points clear of the drop zone. Evans had levelled for the Foxes, who have now lost six of their last seven in all competitions.

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at The King Power Stadium on February 23, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Wilfried Zaha
    GoalWilfried ZahaCrystal PalaceGOAL! Zaha snares his second of the game as he takes Ayew's pass in his stride and rifles a shot past Schmeichel at his near post.
    TodayGoals2On target2Fouls4Fouls against2
90+3' 

GOAL! Zaha snares his second of the game as he takes Ayew's pass in his stride and rifles a shot past Schmeichel at his near post.

90' 

Four minutes have been added.

89' 

Leciester are still pressing, but Palace are looking more assured given the two-goal cushion they have.

  • Jordan Ayew
    OffMichy BatshuayiCrystal PalacePALACE CHANGE: Batshuayi off, Ayew on.
    TodayGoals1On target2Fouls1
  • Jordan Ayew
    OnJordan AyewCrystal Palace
87' 

PALACE CHANGE: Batshuayi off, Ayew on.

  • Shinji Okazaki
    OffHarvey BarnesLeicester CityFOXES CHANGE: Okazaki on for Barnes.
    TodayAssists1On target1Blocked Shots3Fouls against1
  • Shinji Okazaki
    OnShinji OkazakiLeicester City
85' 

FOXES CHANGE: Okazaki on for Barnes.

84' 

It's looking like a fourth straight home league loss for the Foxes. It will equal an unwanted club record set in 1999-2000.

  • Kasper Schmeichel
    Yellow cardKasper SchmeichelLeicester CityEvans was booked for the foul that led to the penalty - and Schmeichel has now joined him in the ref's notebook.
    TodaySaves by Goalkeeper1Yellow Cards1Free Kicks2
83' 

Evans was booked for the foul that led to the penalty - and Schmeichel has now joined him in the ref's notebook.

  • Luka Milivojevic
    Goal by penaltyLuka MilivojevicCrystal PalaceGOAL! Milivojevic sends Schmeichel the wrong way with a composed spot kick.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls3Penalties1
81' 

GOAL! Milivojevic sends Schmeichel the wrong way with a composed spot kick.

81' 

PENALTY TO PALACE. Schmeichel makes a smart save to deny Batshuayi before Evans is adjudged to have brought down Schlupp on the far left of the area.

  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
    OffAndros TownsendCrystal PalacePALACE CHANGE: Kouyate on for Townsend.
    TodayFouls1Fouls against1Free Kicks1
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
    OnCheikhou KouyatéCrystal Palace
81' 

PALACE CHANGE: Kouyate on for Townsend.

80' 
79' 

Gray tip toes in form the right but sees his fizzing effort deflect a few yards wide of the far post.

  • Scott Dann
    OffMamadou SakhoCrystal PalacePALACE CHANGE: Dann on for Sakho.
  • Scott Dann
    OnScott DannCrystal Palace
78' 

PALACE CHANGE: Dann on for Sakho.

77' 

Concern etched on the face of Hodgson as Sakho limps to the touchline after some treatment. It looked rather innocuous but he's struggling and will have to go off.

  • Kelechi Iheanacho
    OffYouri TielemansLeicester CityFOXES CHANGE: Tielemans off, Iheanacho on.
    TodayOn target2Blocked Shots1Fouls2Fouls against4
  • Kelechi Iheanacho
    OnKelechi IheanachoLeicester City
75' 

FOXES CHANGE: Tielemans off, Iheanacho on.

74' 

Townsend with a brilliant run from just outside his own area, all the way to the Foxes one. He dinks a cross towards Zaha, but can't quite find his teammate and the hosts move it away.

72' 

Zaha has now scored in three successive league outings for the first time.

  • Wilfried Zaha
    GoalWilfried ZahaCrystal PalaceGOAL! The Eagles are back in front! Zaha is left all alone at the far post to guide a volley into the net from McArthur's pinpoint cross.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls4Fouls against2
70' 

GOAL! The Eagles are back in front! Zaha is left all alone at the far post to guide a volley into the net from McArthur's pinpoint cross.

70' 

You said it, Henry!

69' 
68' 

It's all Leicester again now. The Foxes have their tails up after that leveller.

66' 
65' 

That was Evans' first goal for Leicester on his 250th appearance in the PL.

  • Jonny Evans
    GoalJonny EvansLeicester CityGOAL! Evans swivels brilliantly to sweep a first-time shot into the net from Barnes' cut back from the right of the area.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls against1Free Kicks2
64' 

GOAL! Evans swivels brilliantly to sweep a first-time shot into the net from Barnes' cut back from the right of the area.

63' 
62' 

Another super block from Tomkins as he gets his body in the way of Barnes' drive from the left of the area. Maddison then curves the rebound well wide.

61' 

Townsend is fed on the right and has a chance to run one-on-one with Fuchs. The Leicester defender stands firm though and Townsend eventually turns back and plays a sloppy pass straight to an opponent.

59' 

Maddison drills a corner from the right deep into the six-yard box, but it's too close to Guaita. Puel looks on with an expression that suggests he wasn't best pleased with that delivery.

57' 

Townsend whips a cross in from the right, but Maguire is there to power a header to safety. The visitors have been brighter in recent moments.

55' 

This half has been pretty much all Leicester once again, but Palace are just in the process of enjoying their best spell since the break.

53' 
52' 

Maddison steps up but fires a disappointing attempt into the wall.

  • James McArthur
    Yellow cardJames McArthurCrystal PalaceMcArthur booked for tripping Maddison from behind 20 yards from goal. This is another dangerous position for the home side.
    TodayAssists1Yellow Cards1Fouls1
51' 

McArthur booked for tripping Maddison from behind 20 yards from goal. This is another dangerous position for the home side.

49' 

Updated stat.

48' 

Fuchs arrives late in the Palace area but guides his header well wide from Evans' driven ball from the right.

  • Demarai Gray
    OffRachid GhezzalLeicester CityFOXES HT CHANGE: Ghezzal off, Gray on.
    TodayFouls1Free Kicks1
  • Demarai Gray
    OnDemarai GrayLeicester City
47' 

FOXES HT CHANGE: Ghezzal off, Gray on.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

KICK OFF! Leicester restart the contest.

  • End of 1st Half
45+1' 

HT: Leicester 0-1 Palace. Batshuayi diverts McArthur's long range attempt beyond Schmeichel five minutes before the interval to give the visitors a fortunate lead.

45' 

Maddison picks up possession on the left edge of the box, drops a shoulder before cutting inside and curling a whipped attempt a few yards wide of the far post.

Leicester have had the better of it, but continue to struggle to truly test Guaita.

44' 

Tielemans takes aim from 25 yards but curves his shot wide of the far post.

42' 

That goal is really hard on the Foxes. They've been the better side by some distance and Palace have offered very little.

  • Michy Batshuayi
    GoalMichy BatshuayiCrystal PalaceGOAL! McArthur's speculative 30-yard drive is diverted into the net via some sharp instinctive play from Batshuayi.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls1
40' 

GOAL! McArthur's speculative 30-yard drive is diverted into the net via some sharp instinctive play from Batshuayi.

38' 

More super defending by Tomkins as he throws his body on the lien to clear after Vardy had flicked on Maddison's driven left-wing corner.

37' 

Replays showing Maddison's free kick a few moments earlier hit an arm in the wall inside the Palace penalty area. It would have been a harsh award.

  • Wilfred Ndidi
    Yellow cardWilfred NdidiLeicester CityNdidi booked for a foul on Schlupp.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Fouls against1Wide1
36' 

Ndidi booked for a foul on Schlupp.

36' 

Tielemans feeds Maddison in the left side of the area, but the midfielder's low effort from a narrowing angle is well saved by Guaita.

35' 
34' 

Maddison's free kick smacks against the wall and loops kindly for Guaita to gather.

33' 

Maddison is tripped by Luka Milivojevic 25 yards from goal in a central position. Danger for the Eagles.

32' 

Maddison and Barnes combine well again, but the latter's driven, low cross towards Vardy is superbly dealt with by Tomkins.

30' 

The kick is eventually floated towards Maguire, but it's comfortably dealt with by the Palace rearguard.

29' 

Meanwhile at the other end, the hosts have a free kick on the left with Ghezzal over it.

28' 

Ndidi's poor touch allows Batshuayi to drive at the Foxes backline. He's got Zaha free to his left, but his attempted pass is easily cut out. That was very make-able and disappointing from the Bat-man.

26' 

Leicester continue to probe but a succession of crosses from either flank are over hit and Palace easily survive. Guaita has made a couple of routine saves, but that's it so far.

24' 

A slick Leicester move ends with groans of disappointment from the crowd as Ndidi hammers well over from long range.

23' 

Batshuayi has been rather quiet so far. The Belgian is starting his first PL match for the Eagles.

21' 

A nice photo showing the respect of the home players during the pre-match tribute to Gordon Banks.

20' 

Maddison turns neatly in the midfield and feeds Barnes with a crisp low pass.

Barnes takes a decent touch and fizzes in a low 25-yard attempt that Guaita is forced to smother down to his left.

18' 

POSSESSION: LCFC 65 per cent - CPFC 35 per cent.

17' 
Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace is challenged by Rachid Ghezzal of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at The King Power Stadium on February 23, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom.
15' 

Replays showing a Zaha challenge on Tielemans was a tad high. He could well have been in a bit of trouble had the referee spotted it.

13' 

Zaha wins Palace's first corner of the evening on the far right, but Evans is there to nod clear. The Foxes defender is making his 250th PL appearance here.

11' 

The Foxes are finding some real joy down that left side at present.

10' 

More Leicester pressure. This time Vardy works it back from the left byline for Maddison, who sees his 18-yard curler brilliantly diverted to safety by the head of Sakho.

9' 

Harvey Barnes seizes upon a loose ball on the left flank and wastes little time delivering a devilish cross that Vardy flashes just wide of the far post with an angled header.

8' 

Leciester with plenty of the ball. Palace content to operate on the counter attack.

6' 

The hosts have been the brighter of the sides in the early sparring. This time Maddison turns smartly on to his right foot but sees his low shot from long distance blocked to safety.

5' 

CAN THE FOXES FIND SOME FORM? Claude Puel's side have only managed a solitary point from their last five league outings and are hoping to avoid three straight league defeats for the first time in two years. They have not gone six league matches without a win since October 2017.

4' 

Leicester work a free kick routine into the path of Tielemans who has to rush a 35 yard effort that deflects straight at Vicente Guaita.

3' 
2' 

SLOW STARTERS: Leicester have shipped the opening goal in 18 PL matches this term. That's a league high - but will that nasty habit strike again today?

  • 1st Half
1' 

KICK OFF! Palace get the contest up and running.

17.29 

Leicester are wearing black arm bands today in memory of their former goalkeeping great, Gordon Banks. The ground pays its respects ahead of kick off with a minute of applause.

17.25 

MEAN EAGLES: Palace have kept nine top-flight shut outs so far this season. It was the fifth best record in the PL coming into this weekend's round of fixtures.

17.20 

DID YOU KNOW? Palace could go four games unbeaten for the first time this season. Hodgson's side have plundered two/thirds of their league goals on their travels which is a better ratio than any other PL team.

Luka Milivojevic célèbre le troisième but de Crsytal Palace sur le terrain de Manchester City en Premier League.
17.15 

Head-to-head: Palace have had the upper hand in this fixture of late. The Eagles have won each of the last three PL showdowns with the Foxes by an aggregate score of 9-0. The Londoners won 3-0 here last season, but Leicester know they have never lost consecutive top-flight home fixtures v Palace.

17.10 

Claude Puel on Kasper Schmeichel's future: "I have had a discussion with Kasper, not just about this but different things. I was happy about our discussion because I know I can count on him because he understands the project and where we are at this moment. He is happy to continue this project."

Kasper Schmeichel
17.05 

Roy Hodgson on becoming the oldest PL manager: "When you watch Sir David Attenborough working and see his documentaries on TV, you'd have to be a very strange person to start saying 'I don't think it's very good because he's old'.

"It's an achievement I can be happy about - if you call getting old and still being in a job an achievement."

Roy Hodgson would love to win the FA Cup
17.00 

Palace make three changes to the side that saw off West Ham in their last league outing, having since made progress to the last eight of the FA Cup with several fringe players.

The changes from the success over the Hammers sees Joel Ward, James Tomkins and Michy Batshuayi all start. Wilfried Zaha is also involved after returning from the suspension that saw him miss the victory over Doncaster in the cup. He is hoping to net in three consecutive league appearances for the first time.

Michy Batshuayi of Crystal Palace reaction during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Ham United at Selhurst Park on February 9, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.
16.56 

Claude Puel also hands Youri Tielemans a home bow after the midfielder made his debut at Spurs.

16.55 

Leicester make two changes to the side that lost 3-1 at Spurs. No surprise to see Jamie Vardy return to lead the line. Christian Fuchs also comes in at left back with Ben Chilwell out nursing a minor knock.

Vardy was a surprise substitute in the Foxes' last outing at Wembley. He came on and immediately missed a penalty before getting on the scoresheet from close range.

Jamie Vardy
16.50

CONFIRMED TEAMS - LEICESTER: Schmeichel, Pereira, Maguire, Evans, Fuchs, Ndidi, Tielemans, Ghezzal, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy... Subs: Ward, Soyuncu, Morgan, Gray, Iheanacho, Okazaki, Mendy /// PALACE: Guaita, Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic, McArthur, Schlupp, Townsend, Zaha, Batshuayi... Subs: Hennessey, Dann, Meyer, Kouyate, Ayew, Benteke, Riedewald.

16.45 

Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Premier League clash between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium. Can the Foxes avoid equalling a club record fourth straight PL home loss? Or will Roy Hodgson celebrate becoming the oldest ever Premier League manager in style? Kick off 17:30 GMT.