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Leicester City v Crystal Palace Live Commentary, 26/04/2021

FT
2 - 1
LEI
CRY
T. Castagne (50)
K. Iheanacho (80)
W. Zaha (12)
King Power Stadium

Commentary

That's all for tonight. Goodbye!
Leicester move seven points clear of fifth place in the league with just 15 points to play for. They travel to Southampton in their next fixture. Meanwhile, Palace remain 13th in the table and host league leaders Manchester City at Selhurst Park next. 
A brilliant fight back from the Foxes after conceding early on from a cool finish by Zaha. Iheanacho was the man to thank yet again, setting up Castagne before firing in a rocket of a shot to win it late on. Rodgers won't be massively pleased with the performance but that result could be the deciding point as to whether Leicester will be playing Champions League football next season. A massive three points for Leicester.
90' + 4' FULL TIME: Leicester City 2-1 Crystal Palace
90' + 2' Leicester are looking comfortable now and confident of seeing this one out until the end. Champions League football back at the King Power next season? It's looking likely.
90' There will be four added minutes to play.
90' GOOD SAVE! Perez is played through by Iheanacho but Guiata saves well with his foot. Vardy can't follow up with a decent effort and Palace survive again.
88' Soyuncu goes down after a challenge from Ward close the Leicester corner flag. Can Palace find a late equaliser in this game?
J. Schlupp
J. Riedewald
Crystal Palace
85' Riedewald, who is on a booking, is replaced in Palace's final substitution as Schlupp takes his place.
J. McCarthy
L. Milivojević
Crystal Palace
83' McCarthy returns for Palace to replace Milivojevic as we enter the final five minutes.
J. Evans
Assist
Leicester City
80' Evans plays a brilliant ball up the length of the pitch onto Iheanacho's foot. The Nigerian striker brings it down, shoots and scores! Evans gets the assist to top off a brilliant performance from the defender.
K. Iheanacho
Goal
Leicester City
80' WHAT A GOAL! IHEANACHO MAKES IT 2-1! What a goal that is from the inform striker! He brings the ball down, turns the defender and smashes the ball into the roof of the net from a tight angle! That could be a massive goal for Leicester in their hunt for Champions League football!
A. Townsend
J. Ayew
Crystal Palace
78' Palace make their first change of the match as Townsend replaces Ayew on the wing.
76' Palace have conceded the most goals (14) in the last 15 minutes of games in the Premier League this season.
73' Eze does well to shield the ball from Albrighton as Leicester looked to get in behind yet again. It's been back and forth in the last five minutes with either side looking as though they could score on each attack.
M. Albrighton
L. Thomas
Leicester City
70' Thomas is replaced by Albrighton as the other change made by Leicester.
Ayoze Pérez
J. Maddison
Leicester City
70' Rodgers makes a double change as Perez replaces Maddison for the last 20 minutes.
70' Vardy has the ball in the back of the net but the flag is up for offside.
68' GOOD SAVE! Schmeichel does so well to hold onto a header from Benteke from a corner. Palace have started to threaten more in the last five minutes with the game still hanging in the balance.
67' Perez looks to be warming up and getting ready to enter the fray. Thomas has had a brilliant game so far on the wing for the Foxes, but it looks as though he'll be the man to make way.
64' Vardy dips in and out of the Palace defenders but his shot is weak at the near post and Guiata saves comfortably.
61' Iheanacho has either scored (11) or assisted (2) in eight of his last nine appearances for Leicester across all competitions.
58' Benteke gives away a cheap foul on Soyuncu after a long ball forward from Dann. Leicester are pushing for the goal that would see them take the lead in this game.
55' WHAT A TACKLE! Zaha slides through Riedewald who just has Schmeichel to beat. He squares it for Benteke but Evans is there to clear for the Foxes and saves his side from conceding a definite goal!
53' Palace look a little bit rattled after conceding so early in the second half. Ndidi and Tielemans aren't allowing the away side to play any balls out of defence and are keeping the pressure on now as they look to get ahead.
K. Iheanacho
Assist
Leicester City
50' A lovely long ball played through by Tielemans is controlled brilliantly by Iheanacho. The striker brings the ball down, spins, and takes his time to play a neat pass to Castagne who fires the hosts level in this game!
T. Castagne
Goal
Leicester City
50' GOALLL! CASTAGNE EQUALISES! It's a great finish from the wing back into the top corner after the Belgian drifted into the box! Leicester have a way back into the game after five minutes of the restart!
49' Maddison has been quite passive in this game so far. Palace have done well at stopping passes into his feet and feeding the two strikers to threaten the away side's defence.
46' We're underway for the second half at the King Power Stadium.
As things stand, Palace will go level on points with Wolves in 12th position in the Premier League. Meanwhile, Leicester will remain third by a point but fail to extend their advantage over the teams fighting for Champions League football next season.
A poor first half from Leicester sees them go into the break 1-0 down after a great counter attacking goal by Palace. Benteke, Eze and Zaha linked up brilliantly with the latter finishing calmly past Schmeichel to give the away side the lead. Rodgers will need to see a massive improvement in his side's performance if they're to extend their advantage in the race for Champions League football.
45' + 1' HALF TIME: Leicester City 0-1 Crystal Palace
45' There will be just one minute added on to the end of the first half.
44' Ayew hauls down Thomas and gives away a freekick in a dangerous area.
42' Leicester look to build an attack but Thomas plays the ball straight out for a throw in for Palace after some good passing play. Palace will be happy with how things are going so far.
39' Rodgers is barking orders from the touchline. He clearly isn't happy with how his team have performed so far after only registering one shot on target.
36' The home side just haven't got going so far in this match. Palace have had 16 days rest before this fixture and it shows with how sharp they've been and their energy in pressing the ball and defending in numbers.
33' Iheanacho now wins a corner for his side after a long ball was played by Evans.
30' Iheanacho is down receiving treatment after a collision with Milivojevic.
27' Zaha has been involved in seven goals in his last seven Premier League appearances against Leicester, scoring six and assisting one.
24' Palace are still quite comfortable in this game. Vardy and Iheanacho are yet to threaten the visitor's defence.
21' Leicester win a corner as they look to equalise after an early setback.
J. Riedewald
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
18' Riedewald picks up the first booking of the game for a poor tackle from behind on Iheanacho.
17' The hosts have started slowly so far. Palace look very comfortable in defence and picking their chances to counter attack when there is space behind the wing backs. 
15' Vardy wins a freekick in a dangerous area around the Palace penalty box. 
E. Eze
Assist
Crystal Palace
12' It's a brilliant pass from Eze, splitting the Leicester defence to feed Zaha who finishes easily past Schmeichel. What a start from the Eagles with a fantastic counter attacking goal! 
W. Zaha
Goal
Crystal Palace
12' GOALLL! PALACE LEAD THROUGH ZAHA! What a counter attack that is! Benteke wins the ball off Tielemans in midfield, plays it to Eze who slides in Zaha who beats the offside trap and slots it past Schmeichel in the Leicester goal! 1-0 Palace!
10' Fofana does brilliantly to get his body inbetween Zaha and the ball and shield it out for a goal kick. That will be an interesting battle this evening and one to keep an eye on.
8' Ayew and Eze work the ball well on the edge of the box but Evans is there to clear for the home side.
5' Castagne plays Vardy in behind again but his shot is poor but he looks lively so far.
4' Vardy was in behind the Palace defence but Guiata does well to smother the ball and push Vardy wide.
3' It looks as though Zaha and Ayew are rotating positions between striker and wide left. There is a lot of space already behind the wing backs of Leicester.
1' KICK OFF: We're underway.
The teams are in the tunnel. Kick off is moments away.
Leicester could take one stop closer with a win today to qualifying for the Champions League since winning the league in 2015/16.
Roy Hodgson makes one change from the 4-1 defeat to Chelsea as Scott Dann replaces injured Gary Cahill in the heart of the defence.
Brendan Rodgers names an unchanged line-up from the side that eased past West Brom 3-0. Luke Thomas continues to start on the left as in-form Iheanacho retains his place at striker.
SUBSTITUTES: Jack Butland, Andros Townsend, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Jeffrey Schlupp, Nathaniel Clyne, James McCarthy, Michy Batshuayi, Tyrick Mitchell, Martin Kelly.
CRYSTAL PALACE XI (4-4-2): Vicente Guiata; Joel Ward, Cheik Kouyate, Scott Dann, Patrick Van Aanholt; Jordan Ayew, Luka Milivojevic, Jairo Riedewald, Eberechi Eze; Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke.
SUBSTITUTES: Danny Ward, Marc Albrighton, Ayoze Perez, Daniel Amartey, Cengiz Under, Hamza Choudhury, Ricardo Pereira, Nampalys Mendy, Dennis Praet.
LEICESTER CITY XI (3-5-2): Kasper Schmeichel; Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu; Timothy Castagne, Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans, Luke Thomas, James Maddison; Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho.
A win for the Foxes can extend their advantage in the race for Champions League football next year, with only six games to play. Meanwhile, Palace can go level on points with Wolves in 12th position after securing Premier League safety for another season.
Welcome to live coverage of Leicester City v Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Kick off is in 30 minutes.