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Summary

  1. Stoke XI: Butland; Johnson, Cameron, Wilson, Pieters; v.Ginkel, Whelan; Shaqiri, Bojan, Arnautovic; Walters.
  2. Leicester XI: Schmeichel, De Laet, Huth, Morgan, Schlupp, Kanté, Drinkwater, Inler, Mahrez, Okazaki, Vardy.

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By Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

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Full-time - Stoke 2-2 Leicester

Claudio Ranieri
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They couldn't quite match last week's effort of coming back from 2-0 down to win but Leicester will be delighted to secure a point.

For Stoke, a sickener as they throw away a comfortable advantage and are still without a win this season.

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FULL-TIME - Stoke 2-2 Leicester

CLOSE!

Stoke 2-2 Leicester

Jamie Vardy nearly wins it for Leicester but his low shot is just wide. End-to-end stuff. Breathless and anxious.

Stoke 2-2 Leicester

Stephen Ireland is far too indecisive, trying to chip in a cross when the Stoke substitute had space for a shot on the edge of the box.

Have a dig!

INJURY TIME - five minutes to play

Stoke 2-2 Leicester

Leicester now on the back foot as Stoke desperately try to earn a win that seemed so likely at half-time.

Stoke 2-2 Leicester

Two minutes to go. Can anyone find a winner? Stoke are now looking more threatening.

"This game is on a knife-edge"

Stoke 2-2 Leicester

Garth Crooks

Final Score

Claudio Ranieri instructs his player Riyad Mahrez
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"After a great start, Stoke have choked. And Leicester have switched it on. Mark Hughes' side are under an awful lot of pressure and this game is on a knife-edge."

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Stoke 2-2 Leicester

Damilare Joseph:  I wouldn't want to play Leicester City in their comeback form. You are never guaranteed a lead until final whistle.

Going backwards works for Leicester...

Stoke 2-2 Leicester

This seems strange on the face of it - looking at Leicester's second goal in graphical form, it starts with Danny Drinkwater (no.4) running with the ball for about 30 yards in the wrong direction after collecting Kasper Schmeichel's clearance.

But going backwards obviously paid off because once Drinkwater was in his own half, he found Riyad Mahrez, who played in Jamie Vardy... and the result was the equaliser.

Leicester's second goal
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SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 2-2 Leicester

Bojan has done well to last this long but he is now replaced by Stoke striker Peter Odemwingie.

GREAT SAVE!

Stoke 2-2 Leicester

Jeff Schlupp goes into the book for bringing down Xherdan Shaqiri right on the edge of the area.

Shaqiri gets up and fires in the free-kick,which is well saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

CLOSE!

Stoke 2-2 Leicester

Geoff Cameron almost restores Stoke's lead but his header from Xherdan Shaqiri's free-kick is just, just wide. 

Danny Drinkwater was booked for the challenge that led to the free-kick. And Stephen Ireland has come on for Marco van Ginkel. 

All happening!

SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 2-2 Leicester

Peter Crouch comes on for the final 15 minutes, replacing Marko Arnautovic. 

YELLOW CARD

Stoke 2-2 Leicester

Stoke were claiming that Jonathan Walters was being held by Leicester skipper Wes Morgan but referee Andre Marriner allowed play to go on. Bojan was booked for protesting

Walters has now won a free-kick, and it was greeted by ironic cheers from disgruntled Stoke fans.

Danny Mills

Final Score

  "From 2-0 down, Tinkerman (aka Ranieri) has done it again".  

Stoke 'very, very nervous'

Stoke 2-2 Leicester

Garth Crooks

Final Score

"Stoke fans and their players will now be very, very nervous..."

GOAL - Stoke 2-2 Leicester

Jamie Vardy

The comeback kings have done it again!

Jamie Vardy shows superb strength as gets on the end of a long ball forward to slide the ball under Jack Butland. 

Stoke are furious as they feel they should have had a free-kick shortly beforehand. 

Can Leicester go on and win it?

Leicester crosses not finding their target

Stoke 2-1 Leicester

Leicester's threat down the flanks has been well documented this season but the final ball into the area is eluding them from open play today. Not that it seems to matter too much at the moment...

Leicester crosses
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Stoke 2-1 Leicester

Stoke break forward as Bojan gets clear down the right-hand side - his cross is just too far ahead of Jonathan Walters.

A better delivery and Walters would have had a clear sight of goal.

SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 2-1 Leicester

Leonardo Ulloa on for Shinji Okazaki as Leicester continue to press.

GREAT SAVE!

Stoke 2-1 Leicester

Sharp work from Jack Butland to get down low at his near post to keep out Jamie Vardy's shot after the Leicester striker turned inside Marc Wilson and left the Stoke man on his backside. 

It's very open now. It feels like there are more goals to come.

YELLOW CARD

Stoke 2-1 Leicester

N'Golo Kante gets a deserved booking for hacking down Bojan, shortly after Riyad Mahrez also went into the book. 

'Mahrez has great ability'

Stoke 2-1 Leicester

Danny Mills

Final Score

"Mahrez undoubtedly has great ability, and Ranieri is encouraging him to go out there and express himself. And what an impact he's made on the Premier League."

'Football can swing'

Stoke 2-1 Leicester

Garth Crooks

Final Score

"If Leicester equalise, my money is on them winning this game. That's how football can swing."

Stoke 2-1 Leicester

Leicester have finally woken up. They win a corner and Jamie Vardy tries a shot but the ball is behind him and he can't control his effort.

The Foxes came back from 2-0 down to win last week. Can they do it again?

GOAL - Stoke 2-1 Leicester

Riyad Mahrez (penalty)

Riyad Mahrez scores a penaty
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Riyad Mahrez makes no mistake, sending Jack Butland the wrong way to cut Stoke's lead to 2-1. It's his fifth goal of the season. 

Punishment for a clumsy challenge by Arnautovic. 

PENALTY FOR LEICESTER

Stoke 2-0 Leicester

Danny Drinkwater goes down under Marko Arnautovic's challenge and referee Andre Marriner points to the spot. A lifeline for Leicester?

SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 2-0 Leicester

Leicester, unsurprisingly, have made a change with Marc Albrighton coming on for Gokhan Inler.

Can he inspire a comeback from the Foxes after a meek and mediocre first half?

Second half under way

Stoke 2-0 Leicester

Stoke 2-0 Leicester

Stoke's second goal really was a horror show for Leicester skipper Wes Morgan. The Foxes allowed Jack Butland's clearance to bounce and Morgan's attempted backpass was ill-conceived and badly executed. A gift for Jonathan Walters.

Leicester's 2nd goal v Stoke
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Stoke 2-0 Leicester

Superb first half for the home side. Leicester actually looked more comfortable early on but once Bojan made the breakthrough, there was only one team in it.

A lot to do for the Foxes if they are to protect their unbeaten record. Will Claudio Ranieri make any changes for the second half? 

HALF-TIME

Stoke 2-0 Leicester

Stoke 2-0 Leicester

A minute to half-time and not much happening as Stoke look to protect their lead to the break. The are looking comfortable.  

Stoke 2-0 Leicester

Stoke dominating in possession and territory so far with the home side seeing 57% of the ball.

Meanwhile, Bojan tries his luck from over 40 yards as he spots Kasper Schmeichel off his line but the Spaniard's chip is wide of the target.

Stoke Leicester action areas
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Stoke 2-0 Leicester

Bojan at the heart of more good play from Stoke and his floated cross is just about headed clear by a stretching Robert Huth.

The Foxes break forward but Ritchie De Laet's shot is wide.

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Stoke 2-0 Leicester

Neil Saldanha:  Clearly Leicester's players are a bunch of calorie conscious health freaks who hate pizza...

Stoke 2-0 Leicester

Danny Drinkwater has a shot that is deflected wide for a corner. Shortly after N'golo Kante has a more powerful dig from distance that Jack Butland does well to save.

Better from Leicester, as they try to get a foothold in the game.

CLOSE!

Stoke 2-0 Leicester

Two corners in succession for Stoke ends with Geoff Cameron crossing across the face of the Leicester goal and Jonathan Walters and Marco van Ginkel are both inches away from getting a boot on it.

Any kind of touch and that would have been 3-0. Leicester very, very unsettled.

Stoke 2-0 Leicester

Leicester are shell-shocked since conceding two within eight minutes. Riyad Mahrez gives the ball away and Stoke win the first corner of the game.

The home team are well on top.

GOAL - Stoke 2-0 Leicester

Jonathan Walters

Jonathan Walters celebrates
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Oh dear, Wes Morgan. What were you thinking?

A long clearance from Jack Butland is allowed to bounce and the Leicester captain attempts a horrible volleyed backpass, which rolls just a few yards into the path of Jonathan Walters and the Stoke striker slots coolly past Kasper Schmeichel. 

What a start for the Potters!