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H. Barnes
J. Evans
1 - 1
58'
W. Zaha
A. Townsend
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H. Choudhury
Yellow Card
19'
K. Iheanacho
Penalty Miss
19'
Guaita
Penalty Save

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Palace are next in Premier League action on Saturday to kick off 2021 against Sheffield United at home. Leicester travel to face Newcastle United on Sunday.
Harvey Barnes rescues a point for Leicester City in their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Wilfried Zaha's strike in the 58th minute put the home side ahead after the Foxes spurned a number of first-half opportunities, including a miss from the penalty spot from Kelechi Iheanacho. However, the visitors pressed and Barnes scored for the second game on the bounce with a fine individual effort to earn his team a share of the spoils.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: CRYSTAL PALACE 1-1 LEICESTER CITY
90' + 4' CHANCE! Perez has the chance to win the game for the Foxes, but blazes his strike over the bar. Justin clips a delightful ball into the middle for the Spaniard to attack, only for the forward to send his right-footed attempt into the stand.
90' + 3' WIDE! Justin angles a cross into the box on his left foot from the right flank. Barnes attacks the delivery, but he glances his effort wide of the target.
90' + 2' Tielemans sends a dangerous delivery into the middle, but the cross evades all the white shirts in the box before travelling behind for a goal-kick.
90' + 2' Barnes makes a probing run down the left flank and he lifts a cross into the middle that McArthur has to head behind for a corner.
90' + 1' OVER! Gray demands to take the free-kick and Tielemans yields. The winger goes for goal and sends his effort over the wall, but high into the stand behind the goal. A poor strike.
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
89' Perez runs across McArthur and invites a challenge from the midfielder. He gets clipped and goes down, winning a free-kick on the edge of the box.
88' Amartey has to stretch in the middle to clear a dangerous cross from Mitchell away from the lurking presence of Benteke.
87' OVER! Barnes combines with Perez on the edge of the box, but he rockets his right-footed strike over the bar.
85' Barnes has scored eight goals in 21 games in all competitions this season – one more than he netted in 42 appearances for the Foxes last term.
J. Ayew
J. Schlupp
84' Ayew replaces Schlupp in the final third for the home side.
J. Evans
Assist
83' Evans heads a simple offload to Barnes, who does the rest with a super run and finish.
H. Barnes
Goal
83' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! BARNES EQUALISES!!! 1-1!!!! Leicester level the scores out of nowhere as Barnes finds the net. The winger twists and turns on the edge of the box and carves out just enough space to fire at goal. He drills his strike low and hard towards the bottom-right corner, beating the hand of Guaita.
81' Tielemans looks for the head of Evans with his cross, but Kouyate rises to clear the danger.
80' The Foxes press down the left flank and win a corner as Clyne has to divert Barnes' cross behind.
77' Leicester need a spark from somewhere on the pitch. They've been lacklustre in the second half where they have failed to test Guaita.
75' Tielemans works the ball to Gray, who has space and time on the right flank. No Leicester player attacks his cross and it travels harmlessly behind for a goal-kick.
J. McArthur
J. Riedewald
74' McArthur replaces Riedewald in the middle of the park for the home side.
D. Gray
K. Iheanacho
72' Iheanacho is withdrawn for Gray in the final third. The penalty miss from the forward may turn out to be crucial this afternoon.
72' Mendy slides in hard on Milivojevic and gives away a free-kick. However, the delivery from Townsend fails to beat the first Leicester defender on the edge of the box.
70' The Foxes have been poor in the second half and have lacked the control they displayed in the first period.
68' Iheanacho collects in the middle of the park and tries to send an offload behind the Palace line for Vardy, but he fails to pick out his team-mate.
J. Vardy
D. Praet
65' Vardy does enter the game as he replaces Praet. Ihenacho will shift out of the spearhead role and out to the right flank.
65' Six of Townsend's 24 Premier League assists have been for Zaha - more than he's assisted any other player in his career in the top-flight.
63' Praet latches on to a clearance from the Palace backline before firing at goal, only to see his effort charged down by Riedewald.
62' Rodgers speaks to Vardy on the sideline and the forward may be ready to enter the action.
60' Zaha has scored eight goals in 14 PL apps this season, twice as many as he netted in 2019-20 (4 in 38 apps).
A. Townsend
Assist
58' Townsend makes a good run down the right and sends a perfect cross to the back post where Zaha scores.
W. Zaha
Goal
58' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! ZAHA BREAKS THE DEADLOCK!!! 1-0 PALACE!!! The home side make Leicester pay for their missed chances as Zaha converts at the back post. He starts the move with a brilliant turn and run in the middle of the park. The forward sends a pass out wide for Townsend and then continues his run into the box. Townsend arcs a perfect delivery that finds Zaha at the back post where he powers a right-footed volley past Schmeichel at the near post.
Y. Tielemans
H. Choudhury
57' Tielemans replaces Choudhury for the visitors in the middle of the park.
57' Mendy draws a foul from Zaha and wins a free-kick for the Foxes in a useful position in the Palace half.
55' The visitors are starting to get a grip in possession to force the Eagles back into their own half. 
53' Palace have made a stronger start in the second half, but have yet to conjure a clear-cut opening at goal.
H. Choudhury
Yellow Card
51' Choudhury slides in hard on Schlupp and goes into the book for his challenge. The midfielder has to be careful now.
49' OVER! Schlupp makes a run to latch on to a ball played behind the Leicester defence, taking it away from Zaha. However, he tees up his team-mate, but the forward can only launch his left-footed strike over the bar.
46' Palace win a free-kick on the left flank, but Townsend fails to beat the first defender with his cross into the box.
46' We're back underway at Selhurst Park.
Brendan Rodgers will be frustrated by his side's performance in the final third. They've controlled the game, but have lacked a cutting edge. It may not be long before Rodgers turns to Jamie Vardy on the bench. Roy Hodgson's men look bereft of confidence, and will be hopeful that the visitors continue to be wasteful in front of goal.
It's goalless at the break in the Premier League clash between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park. The Foxes should be ahead, but Kelechi Iheanacho saw his penalty saved by Vicente Guaita and then placed a header wide of the target from close range. At the other end, Palace spurned a great oppportunity to punish the visitors as Andros Townsend missed the target with a low strike. The finishing has been poor to say the least.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: CRYSTAL PALACE 0-0 LEICESTER CITY
45' + 1' Schlupp wins a corner with a surge down the left flank, but Evans rises to power a header clear of the Leicester box.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
45' Barnes raids forward and cuts in from the left flank, but gets his strike from distance all wrong, firing his effort well wide of the target.
43' The Foxes make good headway down the right flank, but Perez is unable to produce a quality delivery and loses the ball behind for a goal-kick.
41' Leicester have control of the game, but the breakthrough is eluding them in the final third. A certain Mr Vardy would be licking his lips with the chances that Iheanacho has spurned.
40' Guaita is the first Crystal Palace goalkeeper to save a penalty in the Premier League since Wayne Hennessey vs Southampton in September 2018.
38' Ihenacho and Mitchell collide in the box as the forward latches on to a ball over the top. There are muted appeals for a penalty, but neither the referee nor VAR are convinced.
37' Thomas hangs a deep cross to the back post that loops dangerously towards goal, forcing Guaita to turn it behind for a corner.
37' Justin draws a foul from Schlupp down the right flank, and it hands the Foxes another opportunity to threaten.
35' Perez lines up an ambitious effort from distance, but he strikes a tame effort into the hands of Guaita.
34' Mendy pounces for a loose ball and gets clattered by Benteke. Leicester have a free-kick in a decent position 35 yards from goal.
31' Frustration for Zaha as he is caught offside down the left flank. The forward has words with Justin after the fact and has to be calmed by the referee.
30' CHANCE! IHEANACHO MISSES AGAIN! The striker has to score from close range. Leicester cut the home side open down the right flank. Barnes whips a dangerous cross to the near post where Iheanacho is unmarked. The Nigerian miscues his header and it travels his shoulder before travelling wide.
27' CHANCE! Palace open up the Leicester defence down the left flank. Schlupp cuts a low ball towards an unmarked Townsend in the middle. The winger has space and time, but can only fire his left-footed strike wide of the left post.
25' OFF THE BAR AND OVER! Perez runs into the right inside channel and hammers the ball across the face of goal. It loops up towards the target and strikes the top of the bar. Praet latches on to the rebound and from a tight angle fires at goal, but he blazes his strike over.
24' Guaita has saved a penalty for the first time in the Premier League, with this the sixth penalty he has faced in the competition.
22' OVER! Benteke climbs at the back post to guide a header towards goal from Townsend's corner from the right. The Belgian connects with a header, only to send it narrowly over the bar.
21' Zaha reaches the ball ahead of Evans and runs at the Leicester defence. However, Choudhury gets back to prevent the forward from firing at goal, knocking the ball behind for a corner.
20' OVER! Barnes lines up an ambitious strike from distance, but he can only curl his effort well over the bar.
Guaita
Penalty Save
19' SAVE!!! Guaita denies Iheanacho with a strong hand to turn his left-footed strike from the penalty spot away from goal. A fine stop from the Palace keeper.
K. Iheanacho
Penalty Miss
19' MISS! Iheanacho fails to convert from 12 yards. The striker hits a poor effort at a comfortable height, allowing Guaita to get across to make the save.
17' PENALTY TO LEICESTER! Barnes sends Thomas down the left inside channel and he draws a foul from Tomkins, who clips the ankles of the full-back. The referee points to the spot.
15' BLOCK! Perez flicks a ball over the top for Justin to chase in the right inside channel. He lays it off to Iheanacho to strike, but Mitchell is well placed to block the effort behind for a corner.
13' OVER! Thomas has space on the left flank and he hangs a cross deep to the back post for Perez to attack, but the Spaniard nods his effort well over the bar.
10' Zaha latches on to Mitchell's ball over the top and has a free run on goal. Schmeichel comes off his line to block his strike, although the forward is offside anyway.
9' WIDE! Perez curls his cross into the box, but Amartey can only flick his header well wide of the right post.
9' Barnes tries to turn inside from the left flank, but he gets brought down by Townsend. Leicester have a free-kick in a good positiion on the left flank.
8' Justin floats another ball over the top and this time the ball travels away from Kouyate, but it speeds off the pitch and into the hands of Guaita.
5' Justin tries to lift a ball over the top for the run of Iheanacho, but Kouyate tracks his progress and heads clear in the Palace box.
3' Justin and Perez probe down the right flank. Mitchell has to be alert to fend off Justin and he wins a goal-kick off the legs of the full-back.
2' Clyne has to be alert to clear ahead of Iheanacho as he tries to break through on goal. However, the Eagles concede a corner in the process.
1' We're underway at Selhurst Park.
After winning four consecutive league games against Leicester between 2017-2019 by an aggregate score of 13-1, Crystal Palace have lost their last two against the Foxes without scoring (5 conceded).
Leicester have made seven changes to their side that drew with United in their last outing. James Maddison, Timothy Castagne and Wesley Fofana are all rested by Rodgers for the contest, which sees Amartey and Thomas start in the back four. Vardy, Ndidi, Tielemans and Albrighton drop to the bench. Mendy, Choudhury, Iheanacho, Praet and Perez all get the nod to start for the Foxes.
Palace have made five changes to their side that was beaten by Villa last time out. Clyne, Tomkins and Mitchell all get the nid to start in the back four. Ward and Van Aanholt drop to the bench, while Scott Dann misses out. Townsend and Riedewald slot into the midfield in place of McArthur and Eze. Benteke and Zaha continue to lead the line.
LEICESTER CITY SUBS: Caglar Soyuncu, Wes Morgan, Demarai Gray, Youri Tielemans, Jamie Vardy, Marc Albrighton, Danny Ward, Wilfred Ndidi, Christian Fuchs.
LEICESTER CITY (4-2-3-1): Kasper Schmeichel; James Justin, Daniel Amartey, Jonny Evans, Luke Thomas; Hamza Choudhury, Nampalys Mendy; Ayoze Perez, Dennis Praet, Harvey Barnes; Kelechi Iheanacho.
CRYSTAL PALACE SUBS: Jack Butland, Joel Ward, Patrick van Aanholt, Jordan Ayew, Mamadou Sakho, James McArthur, James McCarthy, Michy Batshuayi, Ebrechi Eze.
CRYSTAL PALACE (4-4-2): Vicente Guaita; Nathaniel Clyne, Cheikhou Kouyate, James Tomkins, Tyrick Mitchell; Andros Townsend, Luka Milivojevic, Jairo Riedewald, Jeffrey Schlupp; Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke.
Leicester battled back twice from behind to claim a 2-2 draw against Manchester United at the weekend. Jamie Vardy found the net five minutes from time after Bruno Fernandes appeared to have handed the Red Devils the three points. The Foxes have been excellent on the road this term, losing only one of their seven matches, winning the other six. Brendan Rodgers and his team will look to capitalise on an out-of-form Palace today.
Palace have been off the boil of late, failing to win in their last four matches. Roy Hodgson's men have been battered in back-to-back games, being crushed 7-0 at the hands of Liverpool before losing 3-0 to 10-man Aston Villa last time out. The pressure is on the Eagles to respond and stop their side down the Premier League table.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park.