10-Man Leicester Rescue Point At Stoke

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Struggling Champions Leicester City recovered from a two-goal deficit to claim an incredible draw at Stoke City after a Jamie Vardy’s red card

Vardy was contentiously dismissed by referee Craig Pawson for a two-footed tackle on Mame Diouf.

Stoke took advantage to score twice before half-time, with Bojan Krkic converting a penalty after Danny Simpson’s handball, and Joe Allen tapping in.

But the Foxes mounted a remarkable comeback in the final 15 minutes, with substitute Leonardo Ulloa and Daniel Amartey heading home to snatch a point.

It leaves Leicester three points above the relegation zone in 15th, while Stoke are 11th.

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes said: “Leading 2-0 it was well deserved, we were good value for that lead and were in good shape. You have to get the job done and we didn’t do that.

“You think it should be a straightforward second half, but we made it difficult and allowed them to get back into the game.

“We are in decent shape, but this game should have been won.”

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri said: “It was a fantastic spirit and we wanted to fight until the end so it was important for us to play well.

“During half-time we spoke a lot and had to believe something good was possible. I am always positive.

“It could be a turning point today, but we have to wait and see the next matches.

“I was angry at the referee because I saw my players fight and there were so many yellow cards, but it was a normal battle in the Premier League.”

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