Late Keane Goal Rescues a Point Against Leeds

Leicester City 1:1 Leeds United

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City rescued a point from a poor performance against Leeds at the KPS on Tuesday night when Michael Keane nodded home an equaliser deep into time added on.

Nigel Pearson made one change to his side with Nugent returning in place of Marshall giving City’s line-up an attacking look.
It was a tight first half that eventually turned into a stalemate with few chances at either end.
City’s best chance came when Kenny failed to hold a 25 yarder from Kane, but the ball just eluded the onrushing Nugent.
Kenny then made amends tipping Wood’s shot over and then clawing away a curling Knockaert effort that was heading for the top right hand corner.
The second half saw an enforced change with Dyer replacing Konchesky at left back, and a disjointed and frustrating performance from City.
Leeds went ahead in the 52nd minute when McCormack’s corner from the left fell nicely for Byram at the far post.
And the visitors almost doubled their lead soon after when Lees headed a corner narrowly over; and McCormack forced a flying save from Schmeichel with a well-struck 25 yarder.
Marshall then came on for Knockaert as City attempted to fight their way back.
But nothing was going right for them, passes were going astray and then Wood watched his on-target shot deflected wide by a grounded Nugent, which just about summed up the frustration.
City managed to build up a spell of pressure in the four minutes of time added on, with Schmeichel coming up for the corners and throwing himself around the Leeds penalty area like a man possessed, he set up King for an overhead kick saved by Kenny.
Kane then went down in th ebox but loud penalty claims were ignored, before King had a header saved.
With the atmosphere turning manic Waghorn’s corner from the right was met by Keane at the far post for a late, late equaliser.

A late goal couldn’t mask another poor performance and Nigel Pearson was involved in a brief altercation with a couple of supporters as the teams made their way off the field. His post-match comments revealed that he might be feeling the pressure of City’s haul of 5 points from the last 18, suggesting that if some fans didn’t like it, they shouldn’t come..

Next Saturday brings an afternoon game at last,  and it needs to see a return to winning ways.

Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Keane, Morgan, Konchesky (Dyer 46), Drinkwater, King, Knockaert (Marshall 60), Nugent (Waghorn 81), Kane, Wood. Subs Not Used: Logan, Whitbread, Gallagher, Wellens. 
Leeds: Kenny, Byram, Peltier, Lees, Warnock, Green, Tonge, Norris, Varney, Morison, McCormack (Pearce 90). Subs Not Used: Ashdown, White, Brown, Diouf, Habibou, Hall

Referee: Paul Tierney. Attendance: 22,660. 

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