2021-22 English Premier League
  • Michael Olise (61')
  • Jeff Schlupp (72')
  • Kelechi Iheanacho (31')
  • Jamie Vardy (37')

Palace fight back to secure 2-2 home draw with Leicester

Crystal Palace fought back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 home draw with Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday, as substitutes Michael Olise and Jeffrey Schlupp cancelled out first-half goals by Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy.

Birthday boy Iheanacho, who turned 25 on Sunday, fired Leicester ahead in the 31st minute when he robbed defender Joachim Andersen of the ball and steered it past home goalkeeper Vicente Guaita from the edge of the penalty area.

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Another error by Andersen allowed Vardy to double the lead six minutes later as he slotted the ball inside the near post after the Danish defender failed to cut out a simple Harvey Barnes pass into the area.

Olise was instrumental in Palace's fightback as he netted his first Premier League goal shortly after coming on for Jordan Ayew to reduce the arrears, and he also had a hand in the equaliser.

The 19-year old, who joined Palace from Championship side Reading during the close season, volleyed home his own rebound from 12 metres after a Palace defender had blocked his initial attempt in the 61st minute.

Incessant Palace pressure bore fruit again 11 minutes later as the visiting defence failed to clear Olise's cross and the ball fell kindly to Schlupp, who powered a close-range header past Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 37 +72 90
2 Liverpool 36 +65 86
3 Chelsea 36 +42 70
4 Tottenham Hotspur 37 +24 68
5 Arsenal 36 +11 66
6 Manchester United 37 +1 58
7 West Ham United 37 +11 56
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 37 -3 51
9 Leicester City 36 0 48
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 37 -4 48
11 Brentford 37 -7 46
12 Crystal Palace 36 +4 45
13 Aston Villa 36 -1 44
14 Newcastle United 36 -21 43
15 Southampton 36 -20 40
16 Everton 36 -20 36
17 Leeds United 37 -38 35
18 Burnley 36 -18 34
19 Watford 37 -42 23
20 Norwich City 37 -56 22