Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester

Crystal Palace v Leicester City

Leicester City dropped out of the Championship play-off places despite twice coming from behind to secure a point at Crystal Palace.

Danny Gabbidon gave the Eagles the lead with his first league goal for eight years after Stephen Dobbie's free-kick.

Andy King levelled for Leicester with a curling finish, before Dobbie restored Palace's lead following Glenn Murray's lay-off.

But Chris Wood secured a point for the Foxes with a composed finish.

It remains to be seen whether this is one point gained or two dropped for Leicester, now one point behind sixth-placed Bolton with two games remaining.

Boss Nigel Pearson will be concerned his side has conceded six times in the last three games.

Palace, who need five points from their remaining three games to seal a play-off place, had not scored in their previous five matches.

But that run ended when former West Ham player Gabbidon pounced after Dobbie's free-kick.

Leicester pulled level when a slick move involving Paul Konchesky and Lloyd Dyer ended with King curling in a fine equaliser.

The visitors should have taken the lead when Wood knocked down Konchesky's cross into the path of Jeff Schlupp but the youngster scooped his shot over.

Palace regained the lead when Murray's lay-off found its way to Dobbie on the edge of the area and the former Swansea frontman tucked away a fine strike.

But a slip by Damien Delaney allowed Wood to charge through one-on-one with Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni - and he made no mistake to snatch a point.

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Holloway proud of vital point

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway:

"We're disappointed with that having been in front twice but it's important to have got a point. I would have preferred two more but you've got to take what you can.

"I was impressed with the courage of the lads and we scored two goals, which we haven't done for a while. I'm just disappointed with the last goal because it looked like a mistake and we have to eradicate them. It's another point to our target and we now have to move on.

"We need to tweak the nose of fear and stick an ice cube down the vest of terror."

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:

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We were the better side - Pearson

"We were unlucky not to win it. I think we were the better side.

"We had to deal with a Palace side who made quite a few changes and adopted a different style but I think for the most part we coped with that threat well and showed some resilience to come from a goal behind on a couple of occasions.

"We created a lot of decent chances and played some good football."

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