- City’s table lead is 3 points
- Rondon opens scoring
- Drinkwater, King put Leicester ahead
- In-form Gardner nabs free kick equalizer
The Premier League could have a new first-place team for the first time in months if Tottenham beats West Ham on Wednesday.
That’s because Salomon Rondon and Craig Gardner led resurgent West Bromwich Albion to a thrilling 2-2 draw against table-leading Leicester City on Tuesday at King Power Stadium.
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What a start! Since Tony Pulis has plugged Saido Berahino back into his plans, it’s given West Brom opponents more worry, and Rondon has had room to roam. He buried a chance in the 11th minute to make it 1-0 and set the stage for some good ol’ fashioned bus parking.
Riyad Mahrez made sure the match wouldn’t go to halftime level, back heeling a diagonal ball to King with the deftest of touches. King made no doubt.
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3 – Salomon Rondon has scored in 3 of his last 5 Premier League games, having failed to score in his previous nine in the competition. Form.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 1, 2016
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Gardner continued his hot play after a goal and an assist on the weekend, sweeping a free kick past Kasper Schmeichel to level things again.
Shinji Okazaki nearly belted a header home in the second half, joining Jamie Vardy as players to hit the cross bar in the game. And Foster robbed Wes Morgan late, before Leonardo Ulloa‘s stoppage time tap bounced wide of goal.