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K. Bartley
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O. Yokuşlu
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K. Iheanacho
J. Vardy
3 - 0
J. Evans
2 - 0
J. Vardy
T. Castagne
1 - 0

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72% 27%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 1
Total Passes 706 255
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Both sides wait until the back end of the weekend now - and it is West Brom with the quicker turnaround. They face Aston Villa in another must-win game on Sunday; Leicester then host Crystal Palace the day after. Until then, thank you for joining us - and have a great week!
But Brendan Rodgers came back to the Premier League hunting success, and success it is that he has found. The FA Cup will present him with a shot at a major honour soon enough, but a top-four finish for Leicester, five years on from the title, will be a great achievement in its own right. He'll be delighted today on the basis of that showing.
Sam Allardyce, who sat with a look of oddly tranquil moroseness for parts of that second half, will have a lot to chew on. Defeat is a blow - but the manner in which his side rolled over and almost surrendered in that first half will surely leave him concerned, to put it mildly.
A goalless second half doesn't take the gloss off a superb Leicester City performance in the Premier League, as the Foxes run out 3-0 victors over West Brom to solidify their Champions League hopes. Never mind a walkover - try a steamroller. The Baggies' hopes of survival are hanging by a few threads; their hosts continue their march towards Europe's high table once more. At full-time at the King Power Stadium, it has finished Leicester City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion.
90' There will be two added minutes at the King Power Stadium.
89' But now may be the time for West Brom to get their affairs in order. Their one-season stay back in the Premier League looks to be over. They'll still have six games to somehow close a nine-point gap, but without this win tonight, their path has grown terrifyingly narrow.
87' If they turn out a performance like this at Wembley against Chelsea, Leicester have a fine chance of hosting that trophy aloft under the arch. They have been, if anything, a superior side to the Blues this season, and yet arguably enter as underdogs. It will be an intriguing contest.
D. Praet
J. Vardy
85' Leicester make one more change and it is Vardy who gets to rest his legs early. Dennis Praet takes his place.
83' Ajayi has a half-chance out of nowhere that takes the Baggies man by surprise himself. That could have been some consolation for the visitors.
81' Iheanacho! Almost a double for the in-form Foxes man, lofting it over the defensive wall, but Johnstone makes a comfortable stop at the left post.
K. Bartley
Yellow Card
79' Now Bartley gets a yellow for a foul on Perez on the lip of the Baggies' box, though the former feels there is minimal contact. It's superb set-piece territory,
77' Vardy cuts down the flank again, and curls back the pass for Iheanacho - but this time, the pair's freakish synergy doesn't come up with the goods, and West Brom scurry away to ease the danger.
75' Maddison may be quite frustrated to not complete the game there. There's going to be a lot of competition for places at Wembley in the FA Cup final though, and Perez surely deserves a run-out after his semi-final work.
K. Ahearne-Grant
Matheus Pereira
73' Pereira meanwhile is off for West Brom with Karlan Grant on in his place.
Ayoze Pérez
J. Maddison
72' Maddison, who has enjoyed a sturdy return to the starting side today, makes way for Ayoze Perez now, as Leicester make the change.
72' Ndidi clears the set-piece with a solid header and then West Brom are caught promptly out in midfield by Vardy, who lashes an effort downfield spotting Johnstone off his line. He gets the angle all wrong; one of the few missteps he's had today.
70' A West Brom delivery now is seen out for a corner by Thomas. The youngster probably had the time and space to clear but didn't want to take any risks.
68' That being said, it does mean that this may well prove to be as exciting as a sodden dishcloth throughout the rest of this game. The Foxes seem thoroughly unbothered by holding a simple pattern in midfield with the occasional incursion going forward.
66' Leicester haven't been as sharp in the final third, but they know that they don't have to be either. They remain supremely comfortable in this situation.
64' Yokuslu stays down inside the Leicester half after a collision with Ndidi and takes a while to come back to his feet. An injury would be the proverbial capstone to a rough night at the office for West Brom.
M. Albrighton
W. Fofana
61' Leicester then do indeed bring on Marc Albrighton with Fofana the man to make way.
H. Robson-Kanu
M. Diagne
61' West Brom now make a change of strikers with Hal Robson-Kanu on for Diagne.
61' Furlong! The Baggies man, on the back of a rare incursion into the hosts' territory, sees a shot deflected, before Schmeichel is felled by Bartley in a heavy collision.
59' Leicester look poised to bring on Marc Albrighton as their first change of the game. Surely, at this stage and scoreline, Rodgers will be thinking over whether he wants to protect any of his players.
O. Yokuşlu
Yellow Card
57' Yokuslu picks up the first yellow card of the game now for cutting down Castagne as the latter looked to feed Vardy through on the right edge. The Foxes again are just running wild.
56' Sam Allardyce has had a very good record in the region of the table he occupies. But this may finally be a bridge too far for him. His side are showing a little more grunt but Leicester just look poised to eat them alive every other play.
54' Maddison and Iheanacho are at the centre of a fabulous one-two and only a block from O'Shea diverts the final strike away from goal. Leicester have not finished toying with their opponent, it seems.
52' Tielemans - great on and off the ball this evening - fancies a crack from distance and promptly skies it. It's not quite the effort he envisioned in the end.
50' Yokuslu trims down Ndidi in midfield with a lazy challenge and Leicester will have a free-kick from which to work their way forward.
48' Leicester have won every top-flight game they were leading at the break this season, to give some idea of the task at hand for the Baggies. The odds are stacked against them.
S. Ajayi
C. Robinson
46' The visitors have made a change to start the half, with Semi Ajayi on for Robinson.
46' We are back underway at the King Power Stadium. This should be plain sailing for Leicester but could West Brom disrupt their cruise to the finish?
Brendan Rodgers will be delighted, surely, with that performance. No cup semi-final hangover here. But that prolonged absence from the field for West Brom has done a number on Sam Allardyce's side and their confidence. It is a very long road back to any kind of positive result here.
Finishes for Jamie Vardy, Jonny Evans and Kelechi Iheanacho means that it is Leicester in the box seat at the break - and how too! The Foxes have trampled all over a softboiled Baggies side with a rampant middle act in the first half, to leave their visitors staring at ever-diminishing hopes of avoiding a Premier League drop, while bolstering their own Champions League credentials to boot. At half-time, it is Leicester City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion.
45' There will be two added minutes in this first half now.
43' Speaking of the Nigerian, he blows an absolute sitter from 10 yards out after a superb period of build-up play - and an absolute corker of a touch to turn two defenders around before he blazes over.
42' Iheanacho has nine Premier League goals this season now, his best in a single campaign in the competition, overtaking eight scored in 2015-16.
40' Maitland-Niles spears an effort wide with a deflection now, as the Baggies look to muster some kind of a response. Seize a goal before the break and there could be something very unlikely in the pipeline, for all they know.
38' This has been a frustratingly passive display though from West Brom. It's like the resilience of the past two matches has evaporated in a cloud of smoke. It's not what Sam Allardyce will have wanted.
J. Vardy
36' Jamie Vardy doesn't have the freedom of the city of Leicester already, does he? If he doesn't, then the mayor best get to it. There have been few greater football servants of the club this century. He's just looking evergreen.
K. Iheanacho
36' GOAL! KELECHI IHEANACHO MAKES IT THREE FOR LEICESTER! 3-0! It's the work from Jamie Vardy - who else?! - that leaves West Brom gasping in his wake, cutting back from the left flank with a nutmeg before a quick touch allows his strike partner to smash home at close range past Johnstone. Triple triumph for the Foxes.
35' Against the run of play, the Baggies have the corner and the delivery has the zip to beat everyone - only to crack the crossbar and spear out for a goal-kick. A friendly reminder though that the visitors can be dangerous themselves.
33' Now Maddison unloads an effort through the crowd of red-and-yellow shirts in the box, but Johnstone proves up to the task. If West Brom are to go down, it will be a travesty if the young goalkeeper goes with them. Surely a Premier League club will snap him up?
31' This isn't The Great Escape for West Brom, it's Fantastic Mr. Fox(es) with Jamie Vardy in the title role. The flag is up against the England man, but he almost corrals a looping delivery back to earth and in at the right post after beating out the West Brom backline.
29' Castagne hits the post! Leicester are absolutely devouring the Baggies, their defence crumpled like a crisp packet. A half-foot to the right and that would have been three goals inside the first half-hour. Vardy has a tame follow-up saved by Johnstone.
J. Evans
26' GOAL! JONNY EVANS HAMMERS A HEADER HOME FOR LEICESTER! 2-0! This time the delivery beats its trajectory across the face of the box, and it hangs in the air, almost frozen in time, before the defender crashes it past Johnstone to score against his old club. It's a long way back for West Brom now.
25' Sneaky stuff from Leicester now who win a corner and play it short, seeking Vardy before the defence is set. Townsend diverts it out and the Foxes will have another set-piece from the flag on the right flank.
T. Castagne
23' Castagne has been making some excellent runs so far and that one really pays off for the Foxes. The delivery he brings down - just onside with the run too - is a fine one as well.
J. Vardy
23' GOAL! JAMIE VARDY OPENS LEICESTER'S TALLY! 1-0! He doesn't miss that many opportunities like that! The striker is on song with a cracking finish, after Castagne latches onto a superb looping delivery over the defence on the right and squares back inside for him to fire past Johnstone. Top-drawer stuff.
22' Bartley fells Iheanacho with a soft effort now, one that the visitors should have handled better. It's a frustration for the Baggies.
20' Iheanacho carves around the back of two Baggies defenders all too easily and Johnstone side-foots a square delivery out at his left post. The corner is palmed away by the goalkeeper and West Brom survive for now.
18' The energy levels haven't sapped out of this one, per se, but both sides are doing a pretty good job at restricting the other's progress through midfield. It's led to what has felt like a particularly central battle more than anything else.
16' Castagne concedes a foul as he hounds after a long ball down the right flank for the Foxes. That's a frustrating one for the hosts.
14' Allardyce will be looking to become make history today, by the way, and become the first Premier League manager to beat Leicester with four different clubs, having previously done so with Bolton, West Ham and Everton.
12' A question that is surely aired every other week: could Jamie Vardy come out of international retirement for Euro 2020? The Leicester man remains in superb form, and is arguably still the best striker eligible for the Three Lions behind Harry Kane. An injury to the latter would raise some questions.
10' Brendan Rodgers is already pacing on the sidelines. Sam Allardyce is cocooned in a seat set back in the stands. The older man is looking a little bit nippy, at the back end of what has been a particularly balmy spring day. There's no early goals to speak of.
8' Vardy cuts a lovely run through midfield, and spears Maddison out on the left flank, before the England man sees his effort deflected away. Frustration for the Foxes.
6' Those lively opening bursts have given way to something a little more cautious from both sides, but Leicester's front three just have the sense that they can spring forth like a coiled cobra at any moment right now.
4' Diagne! Down the other end, the visitors now crash a shot in, deflected by Fofana and ultimately hurried to safety by the Foxes. A lively opening salvo from both sides so far.
3' Oh my word, how has Iheanacho not opened the scoring for Leicester there? He picks the pocket of the last West Brom defender, waylaid by a poor pass and races away to go one-on-one with Johnstone - and the goalkeeper somehow smothers his moves not once but twice.
2' No team has ever closed a nine-point gap with this many games left to secure survival in the Premier League era, so the Baggies - decked out in that strip that makes them look like a bag of Fruit Salad chews - will have to make history if they are to survive.
1' We are under way in this Premier League clash between Leicester and West Brom!
The teams have emerged at the King Power Stadium and we are moments away from kick-off.
A familiar dangerman for the Foxes? Jamie Vardy has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League starts against West Brom, though all of these strikes have come at the Hawthorns.
It's been two wins on the trot for the first time this season for West Brom in recent weeks - the first real suggestion that their manager could deliver another act of improbable illusion. But has the Baggies' tactical magician left his big reveal too late to save their show?
Subs: Karlan Grant, Romaine Sawyers, Jake Livermore, Hal Robson-Kanu, Semi Ajayi, Conor Gallagher, David Button, Lee Peltier, Grady Diangana.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION (4-4-1-1): Sam Johnstone; Darnell Furlong, Dara O'Shea, Kyle Bartley, Conor Townsend; Matt Phillips, Okay Yokuslu, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Callum Robinson; Matheus Pereira; Mbaye Diagne.
Subs: Dennis Praet, Danny Ward, Ayoze Perez, Marc Albrighton, Hamza Choudhury, Cengiz Under, Ricardo Pereira, Nampalys Mendy, Daniel Amartey.
LEICESTER CITY (3-4-1-2): Kasper Schmeichel; Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu; Timothy Castagne, Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans, Luke Thomas; James Maddison; Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy.
The visitors meanwhile have named the same team that took to the field last time they played - also, oddly, against Saints, 10 days ago. England man Ainsley Maitland-Niles, on loan from Arsenal, could be key to their hopes today.
There's two changes for the hosts and the big news is that James Maddison is back in the starting line-up after missing out on the first XI against Southampton last time. Luke Thomas is also into the side for the Foxes.
The West Midlands outfit are nine points adrift of 17th-placed Burnley with seven games to play. The likelihood of Sean Dyche's Clarets somehow taking no points across the run-in - particularly with Fulham and Sheffield United in their sights - is unlikely. Therefore, there can be no slip-ups now for Big Sam's men.
Down the other end of the table though, is the great escape really on for Sam Allardyce and the Baggies? The one-time England manager's usual brand of last-gasp survivalism will go even closer to the wire than ever before this season - and will still require some major results to fall in their favour.
It's been a busy week for Brendan Rodgers' side, securing a trip to the FA Cup final to hand the Northern Irishman his shot at maiden silverware since he linked up with the Foxes. But now, they need to secure Champions League football - which fortunately looks set to stay - and victory is essential today.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2020-21 Premier League season as top-four favourites Leicester City look to cement their European prospects against relegation-battling West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium.