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Leicester cap off another miserable performance with a 2-2 to Middlesbrough

A late penalty saw the Foxes sneak out a draw after another pitiful home performance.

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Leicester City got away with one, somehow salvaging a point after a disappointing showing against Middlesbrough.

The Foxes came into the game with plenty of questions to answer, specifically in the midfield after a three game suspension to Danny Drinkwater left Daniel Amartey and Andy King to take charge in the middle of the park.

From the first kick of the game the Foxes looked outmatched, 'Boro continuously put pressure on the ball, leading to multiple giveaways and a couple nervy back passes.

Adama Traore looked dangerous early on, exposing Leicester's lack of pace as fullback, by skinning Christian Fuchs and the covering Andy King and breaking into the box. His shot was saved by Ron-Robert Zieler, only for it to find the feet of De Roon on the edge of the area, whose shot sailed wide.

Leicester City v Middlesbrough - Premier League Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images

The visitors took the lead minutes later, after Ramirez was given acres and acres of space down the right hand side, not to mention enough time to put in the perfect cross for Negredo to latch onto and make it 1-0 the visitors.

Leicester eventually began to find their footing. Riyad Mahrez, who was largely shut out up until this point in the game, was able to find some space after some excellent footwork. His ball into the box found the foot of Shinji Okazaki, whose bicycle kick rattled the crossbar.

The Foxes grabbed their equalizer in the 33rd minute after they were awarded a penalty off a Chambers handball in the area.

Maybe it was a tad dodgy, considering Wes Morgan was all over Chambers, but beggars can't be choosers, and Mahrez calmly tucked the penalty away to make it 1-1.

From there Leicester enjoyed a decent spell, the best chance to grab a second coming through a great touch from Okazaki into the box. Although the striker was 12-feet from goal, he elected to take a tough too many, tapping it square towards Jamie Vardy, only for Ramirez to appear out of nowhere and tap the ball out for a corner.

Going into the second half with all the momentum, you'd expect Leicester to really push on and win it. Unfortunately, the team did just the opposite.

Claudio Ranieri eventually turned to his bench, bringing on Islam Slimani and Ahmed Musa for Vardy and Mahrez. Instantly, the chances began to come.

Unfortunately, that momentum skidded to a halt as a complete defensive breakdown allowed Negredo to grab his second of the night in the 72nd minute. It was absolutely abysmal defending from Robert Huth, who failed to track Negredo's run.

That completely killed the Foxes confidence, with the visitors spending the majority of the remaining twenty minutes in search of a third.

Huth did redeem himself, perfectly timing a tackle to deny Stuani a tap-in at the far post in the 84th minute.

Leicester City v Middlesbrough - Premier League Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images

Leicester began pushing in stoppage time, a King header in the box kindly falling in the direction of Slimani to tap home, only for Amartey to attempt to take a swipe at it with his back to goal, the limp effort going way wide and leaving Slimani, and practically the entire stadium, furious.

Somehow, through sheer luck and a whole lot of stupidity from De Roon, Leicester grabbed themselves another penalty, the Dutchman clumsily bringing down Leicester skipper Wes Morgan.

Slimani slotted the penalty home to grab a point from a miserable performance.

Overall it was an undeserved point, as for the majority of the game Leicester were second best in every department. Still, it's definitely a momentum booster that we'll happily take going into a very winnable fixture away to Sunderland next weekend.