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Leicester City fortunate to steal a draw away at Huddersfield

Disallowed goal leaves things level

Huddersfield Town v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Leicester City found themselves lucky to steal a point after a shambolic display away to newly promoted Huddersfield.

The Foxes looked absolutely dire in the 1st half and frankly found themselves lucky to go into the break on level terms. The team seemed incapable of stringing more than two passes together and appeared content to allow Huddersfield to repeatedly whip crosses into the box. While those crosses ultimately came to nothing, Leicester only had a measly 34% possession against their newly promoted hosts, and Craig Shakespeare looked an increasingly frustrated figure on the touchline.

Yet despite the rollicking the team most likely received at the break, Leicester instantly found themselves a goal down to start the 2nd half as Depoitre out-paced Harry Maguire to get on the end of a flick-on to make it 1-0 to Huddersfield on 46 minutes.

The Foxes were handed an instant chance to respond moments later after Andy King was brought down on the edge of the box for a penalty. Jamie Vardy stepped up and smashed it home in emphatic fashion to make it 1-1 and hopefully liven up what had been a relatively lifeless attack.

That equalizer didn’t seem to shake Huddersfield, who continued to look the better of the two sides as the half wore on and nearly found themselves 2-1 up from a Kachunga glancing header that was questionably called offside.

Leicester had their own opportunity to bag all 3 points in the 70th minute after some nice link up play on the right gave Riyad Mahrez plenty of time to swing a cross in to Vardy, who failed to connect with what would have been an easy tap-in from three yards.

From there both sides seemed content on playing for the draw. Leicester had a weak penalty shout towards the end of the game after Demari Gray was played through, but was nudged from behind before he could take a shot at goal. With minimal contact, it looked to be the right call and the game finished 1-1.

Overall it was a completely lacklustre display from the Foxes, who looked second-best in nearly every department. Things don’t get much better either, with Liverpool coming to visit the King Power twice next week. But for now the Foxes sit 14th in the table as they continue to scrape through their difficult run of fixtures.