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Started by Bensergi, Nov 04, 2017, 03:30 PM

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Nov 04, 2017, 03:30 PM Last Edit: Nov 04, 2017, 03:35 PM by Bensergi
Stoke vs Leicester

Leicester head to Stoke on a neat run of form, having won three consecutive games - the most recent a 2-0 win over Everton last weekend - for the first time since Craig Shakespeare won his first six as Foxes manager. Shakespeare who?

The Foxes have a fine record at Stoke, having lost just one of their six previous EPL meetings. In fact, this corresponding fixture has seen them recovering from two goals down to draw 2-2 for the past two seasons!

Sounds like not the best of news for the Stoke defence, who are the league's second worst with 20 goals conceded. Seven of those, of course, came at Man City. Scoring seems to be a procured art for the Potters too as they have scored only six goals in their five league home games.

Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross has been nursing a thigh injury and is a doubt.

Geoff Cameron again misses out because of concussion but Bruno Martins Indi, Peter Crouch and Glen Johnson are all available again.

Leicester defender Ben Chilwell has a minor knee problem and will be assessed ahead of the match.

Robert Huth and Matty James remain on the sidelines because of respective knee and Achilles injuries.


Match Stats:

  • Stoke 2-2 Leicester
  • Shots: 11-14
  • Possession: 47%-53%
  • Corner kicks: 4-10

Peter Crouch's powerful header earned Stoke City a 2-2 comeback draw with Leicester City at the bet365 stadium.

On as a substitute, Crouch netted the 52nd headed goal of his Premier League career from a Xherdan Shaqiri corner on 73 minutes.

Not long after injured referee Bobby Madley was replaced by Jonathan Moss, Vicente Iborra fired Leicester ahead from Harry Maguire's knockdown.

Xherdan Shaqiri lifted in Stoke's leveller when Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting played him in six minutes before half-time.

Riyad Mahrez put Leicester 2-1 up after good work from Wilfred Ndidi on the hour mark, before Crouch ended Claude Puel's winning start as Leicester manager.

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