Leicester City 1-1 Norwich City

Match Report

Leicester City’s eight-match winning run was brought to an end by relegation-threatened Norwich City who deservedly drew 1-1 at King Power Stadium.

The unchanged home team created the first chance in the seventh minute but Kelechi Iheanacho’s shot was saved by Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul.

Daniel Farke’s team could not be discounted though and Alex Tettey’s powerful drive was blocked by Caglar Soyuncu as the visitors threatened to break the deadlock.

Krul was fortunate not to concede a goal when he fumbled Youri Tielemans’ shot onto a post while at the other end of the pitch Teemu Pukki could only turn Max Aarons’ cross wide.

The Canaries surprised Brendan Rodgers’ team by taking the lead midway through the first period, Finland international Pukki showing great composure to beat Kasper Schmeichel with a low drive after being sent clear by Emi Buendia.

Leicester were not at their fluent best in the first half but they equalised in the 38th minute when Jamie Vardy got on the end of former Norwich midfielder James Maddison’s corner and the ball went over the line off Krul, who was credited with the own goal.

The Foxes made the better start to the second half and Vardy went close to giving them in the lead in the 48th minute only to fail to turn the ball home from a tight angle after being sent through by Maddison.

Krul saved another Vardy effort as Leicester stepped up the pressure before the former Newcastle United goalkeeper kept Soyuncu’s header out.

Krul made another smart save to deny Vardy again in the closing stages but the Canaries deserved to take a point from the match which revives their hopes of moving out of the relegation zone.

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