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Summary

  1. Jamie Vardy named on the substitutes' bench for Leicester
  2. Yohan Cabaye returns for Crystal Palace
  3. Leicester on a 19-match unbeaten league run at home

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By Aimee Lewis

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Leicester City 3-1 Crystal Palace

Victory for Leicester who are now unbeaten in 20 home league games. 

Leicester 3-1 Crystal Palace

A hectic finish. Fraizer Campbell with a chance at one end, Riyad Mahrez at the other. The latter should have scored from eight yards out. 

Leicester 3-1 Crystal Palace

Four minutes of added time, say the officials. Leicester should cross the line. Christian Benteke, on the turn, but his effort is blocked. It's all Palace now. 

Leicester 3-1 Crystal Palace

Lee Chung-yong with a first-time shot from distance, which forces Kasper Schmeichel to dive low to his right. Palace searching for the second, but running out of time. 

SUBSTITUTION

Leicester 3-1 Crystal Palace

Daniel Amartey replaces Andy King who limps off the pitch. 

GOAL - Leicester City 3-1 Crystal Palace

Yohan Cabaye (85 mins)

Wilfried Zaha, who has played well this afternoon despite the scoreline, finds Yohan Cabaye who nonchalantly side-foots home with a nutmeg on Robert Huth in the process. 

Yohan Cabaye
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Leicester 3-0 Crystal Palace

Christian Benteke with a one-on-one... Kasper Schmeichel standing tall, the goalkeeper sticks out his right hand and saves. The Palace striker lacking confidence today. 

GOAL - Leicester City 3-0 Crystal Palace

Christian Fuchs (80 mins)

What a strike! Christian Fuchs, fresh from signing a new contract with the club, left-foot volleys across goal. There was no hope for Steve Mandanda in the Palace goal. Clean and true, and Fuchs celebrates with a game of paper, scissors, stone with Shinji Okazaki. Why not. 

Christian Fuchs
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Leicester 2-0 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace upping their intensity, which they had to do, but that simply gives Leicester the chance to counter-attack. Jamie Vardy with a shot across goal which looks to be heading out of play, but Ahmed Musa scampers after it and earns his team a corner... stand by...

Leicester 2-0 Crystal Palace

Jamie Vardy into action immediately, earning his team a corner. but Riyad Mahrez's cross misses everyone in the box and bounces out of play. 

SUBSTITUTION

Leicester 2-0 Crystal Palace

Jamie Vardy is brought on for Islam Slimani. A 15-minute run out for the striker who hasn't scored for eight games. 

Jamie Vardy
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Leicester 2-0 Crystal Palace

Good work by Wilfried Zaha, beating two defenders - Andy King and Christian Fuchson - on the right with a shuffle of the hips, creating an unlikely chance for Yohan Cabaye whose first-time effort is saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

SUBSTITUTION

Leicester 2-0 Crystal Palace

Double substation for the visitors. Lee Chung-yong and Fraizer Campbell are introduced, replacing Andros Townsend and Joe Ledley. Time will tell whether that makes a difference or not. 

Leicester 2-0 Crystal Palace

James McArthur, Yohan Cabaye and Joe Ledley combining nicely in the middle of the park. The Welshman pings a long ball towards Christian Benteke but the striker is offside. 

Leicester 2-0 Crystal Palace

Can Palace respond? Wilfried Zaha shoots low at the near post which Kasper Schmeichel keeps out with a firm hand. 

Wilfried Zaha
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Leicester 2-0 Crystal Palace

Okazaki strikes. Leicester look much better when he's in the side. Gives them depth.

GOAL - Leicester 2-0 Crystal Palace

Shinji Okazaki (63 mins)

And that should be that. Danny Drinkwater's cross into the box is cleared by the diving Damien Delaney but the ball falls kindly for Shinji Okazaki who rifles in at the near post for his first goal in 14 Leicester appearances. 

Shinji Okazaki
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Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Palace pinned in their own half, although both sides finding it difficult to string a series of passes together. There have been better spectacles. 

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

An uneventful few minutes or so. Christian Fuchs' long throw earns Leicester a corner as James Tomkins heads it out but it comes to nothing. 

Leicester maintaining pressure, though... Danny Drinkwater with a shot from distance which is deflected for a corner. Nothing comes of that, either. 

Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha earns a free-kick for Palace near the right corner after the winger was brought down by Andy King. A chance for Christian Benteke? Andros Townsend's set-piece is zippy but it flies through the air a tad too quickly for his team-mates.