Late Barnes strike moves Leicester into second


Leicester City has moved into second on the Premier League table with a 1-1 draw to Crystal Palace, after Everton's clash with Manchester City was postponed.

Leicester's Harvey Barnes fired a shot into the bottom right corner in the 83rd minute, beating Vicente Guaita, who earlier boosted Palace's hopes when he saved Kelechi Iheanacho's first-half penalty.

Wilfried Zaha's volley from close range early in the second half put Palace ahead. It was his eighth goal of the Premier League season - already doubling his tally from 2019-20.

Playing their second game in three days, both teams rested regulars with Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers making seven changes from the starting lineup that drew 2-2 against Manchester United on Saturday.

Jamie Vardy has converted six of seven penalty attempts for Leicester this season but was on the bench when Luke Thomas was fouled in the area in the 17th minute.

Iheanacho stutter-stepped and shot with his left foot but a diving Guaita saved it with his right hand.

Vardy came on as a substitute in the second half.

Source AAP