Leicester 2-2 Middlesbrough: PKs save Leicester

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  • Leicester score last-gasp PK
  • Boro led twice
  • Negredo scored twice for Boro
  • Slimani’s late PK secures draw

Leicester City drew 2-2 against Middlesbrough at the King Power Stadium on Saturday after scoring two penalty kicks.

Boro went ahead twice through Alvaro Negredo but penalty kicks from Algerian duo Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani pegged Boro back twice, with Slimani’s spot kick coming in stoppage time to spark wild scenes from the home fans.

With the point Leicester has 13 points for the season, while Boro now has 12.

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Boro impressed early on with Gaston Ramirez getting on the ball and forcing Leicester back.

Adama Traore then broke free but hit his cross straight at Ron-Robert Zeiler with Negredo and others waiting.

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Middlesbrough were rewarded for their fine start as Negredo collected a long ball from Calllum Chambers and clipped it out to Ramirez on the left. The Uruguayan then cut the ball back to Negredo ton the edge of the back and his slightly scuffed effort found the top corner.

Boro deservedly led 1-0.

Before half time Leicester pushed on as Shinji Okazaki hit the crossbar with an acrobatic effort from Mahrez’s cross and the Foxes then drew level as Mahrez scored a penalty kick after Chambers was flagged for a handball in the box. Boro weren’t happy but Leicester continued to push forward with Jamie Vardy tapping just wide.

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In the second half Boro took the lead and it was that man Negredo again. A superb ball over the top from Adam Forshaw found the big Spaniard and he finished clinically. 2-1 to Boro.

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Late on Leicester pushed for an equalizer and they were awarded another penalty kick in stoppage time. Wes Morgan was brought down by Marten De Roon and Slimani scored with one of the final actions of the game. 2-2.

Leicester got out of jail.