Premier League

  • J. Allen 45’
  • 74’ L. Ulloa
  • 88’ D. Amartey
2 Half Time 0
18/12/2016
Premier League
bet365 Stadium
Attendance 27,663

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
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      That's all from us this afternoon! Thanks for joining us throughout this Premier League clash between Stoke City and Leicester City at the Bet365 Stadium.
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      FULL TIME! A fantastic comeback from Leicester City after being two goals and one man down at half time to collect just their second point on the road this season. Mark Hughes' side goes off to boos, but the away support are absolutely elated with their team's desire to comeback.
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      Half time at the Bet365 Stadium and Stoke City lead 2-0 with goals from Bojan and Allen. Leicester City have had double the amount of shots on target than the hosts, but the sending off of Vardy swung the match in the home side's favour and they've dominated ever since.
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      Just five minutes until kick-off! The fans are in their seats, the players are in the tunnel and the atmosphere is building. Not long now.
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      Both managers have opted for changes this afternoon from their previous outings, with Mark Hughes being forced into one due to the suspended Arnautovic, which sees Bojan introduced into the side. Meanwhile, Claudio Ranieri makes two alterations at the back by bringing in Danny Simpson and Kasper Sch
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      Subs: Chilwell, Musa, Okazaki, Zieler, Gray, Ulloa, Mendy.
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      Leicester City (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Fuchs, Huth, Morgan, Simpson; Albrighton, King, Amartey, Mahrez; Vardy, Slimani.
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      Subs: Bony, Adam, Shaqiri, Given, Crouch, Ramadan Sobhi, Ngoy.
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      Stoke City (4-2-3-1): Grant; Pieters, Martins Indi, Shawcross, Johnson; Whelan, Imbula; Bojan, Allen, Diouf; Walters.
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      CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS
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      It appeared as if Leicester City had rediscovered their ability from last season when they dispatched of Manchester City two matches ago, but following a 1-0 loss at Bournemouth the Foxes came crashing back to earth. So, it’s anybody’s guess what performance we can expect from the visitors this afte
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      Stoke were rather fortuitous to come away from their last match with Southampton with a 0-0 draw with the visitors missing a host of chances to win the match, but with Leicester City’s record on the road in the league the Potters will be fancying themselves to go one better today.
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      Hello and welcome to the live text commentary for this Premier League between Stoke City and Leicester City. We’ll be guiding you through all the action as it happens at the Bet365 Stadium.
    • 1'
      Stoke get the match underway!
    • 3'
      Stoke are controlling the early the early stages of possession. However, this counter-attacking approach is exactly what we've come to expect of Leicester when playing away from home.
    • 5'
      The Stoke defence are going to need to be watchful of Vardy. The English striker has already displayed intentions to play on the shoulder of Shawcross and almost got in behind the home side's defence.
    • 7'
      SAVE! Fantastic save from Schmeichel. Allen with a beautiful pull back from the byline and Walters directs the ball on goal, but the Leicester goalkeeper spreads himself well and his trailing leg turns the shot around the post.
    • 9'
      Grant is called into action for the first time this afternoon. Mahrez caries the ball down the right flank after Slimani switches the ball to him, the Algerian manages to cut onto his left foot to shoot but Grant gets down well to collect the effort.
    • 11'
      Leicester are finally getting an opportunity to display their attacking intent as they manage to get their first spell of significant possession. A dangerous free-kick is whipped into the box by Albrighton, but Shawcross manages to head away.
    • 13'
      Grant called into action again as Huth loops a header on goal which was heading for the top corner, but the Stoke goalkeeper does well to get up and tip the shot over the crossbar.
    • 15'
      This match is being played at a fantastic tempo! Both sides clearly have positive intentions as they attempt to play on the front foot. However, it's currently the goalkeepers keeping the score level.
    • 17'
      STAT: Only Bournemouth and Chelsea have kept clean sheets against Leicester at home in the Premier League this season.
    • 19'
      It appears as if we may have jinxed the match! Just as we were complimenting the tempo, we haven't had much goalmouth action in the last five minutes as both teams start to settle.
    • 21'
      Wonderful tackle from Amartey. Bojan carried the ball into the Leicester box dangerously, but the midfielder times his challenge brilliantly to pinch the ball away from the Spaniard.
    • 23'
      Slight stoppage in play as Amartey goes to ground after making that tackle on Bojan, but after receiving treatment it appears as if the Ghanaian is able to continue.
    • 25'
      CHANCE! Slimani gets his first real chance at goal after he pinches a long ball forward away from Shawcross but his effort across goal is tame and Grant is able to get down and collect with ease.
    • 27'
      Another Leicester counter-attack forces Grant into action again after Albrighton slams a cross at him from an acute angle, but it really was the wrong choice from the winger who could have pulled the ball back to Vardy in the box.
    • 28'
      RED! Leicester City are down to ten men after Vardy lunges in with both feet on Diouf which the referee deems worthy of a sending off.
    • 28'
      Leicester are knocking on the door! A poor pass from Pieters allows Mahrez to craft a chance for Vardy but the England international sees his shot deflected off Martins Indi and into the chest of Grant.
    • 31'
      Just as it was looking like this match was swinging into the hands of the visitors disaster strikes and momentum is now firmly with the hosts. It appears as if Leicester are opting for a 4-4-1 following the sending off of Vardy.
    • 33'
      Great football from Stoke with a clipped ball over the top to Diouf who manages to slide the ball back into the penalty spot, but despite the man advantage there were no red and white shirts in the box ready to attack it!
    • 35'
      Great header from Fuchs at the back post to prevent an opportunity for Diouf. A ball was clipped to the back post by Pieters but the Austrian defender managed to flick the cross away from the forward.
    • 37'
      It looks as if we're going to have a similar story for the rest of this half as Stoke seek to break down a stubborn 10 men to take a lead into the half time break.
    • 38'
      Simpson collects a yellow card for his handball.
    • 39'
      GOAL! The pressure has finally paid off as Bojan confidently dispatches the ball into the bottom left corner.
    • 39'
      Penalty! The referee points to the spot as Bojan clips a cross over the sliding Simpson and his hand was raised above his head which made contact with the ball, resulting in the penalty kick.
    • 41'
      A rare occasion for Leicester to enjoy possession inside the Stoke half since the red card, but a poor pass from Albrighton brings the attack to an abrupt end.
    • 43'
      Slimani enters the book for Leicester.
    • 43'
      Frustration kicking in for Leicester as King becomes the fourth person to be carded.
    • 43'
      Stoke are using the pitch very well given their man advantage as Pieters finds himself in loads of room on the left side, but unfortunately for the hosts Whelan's pass to the overlapping full-back is poor and goes out for a goal kick.
    • 45'
      Leicester have to calm down if they even want a hope of getting something from this match. As far as the away side is concerned nothing is going in their favour from the referee and their discipline is going out the window.
    • 46'
      Leicester get the second half underway.
    • 48'
      Huth misses the next match after picking up this yellow card for a foul on Allen.
    • 48'
      Johnson becomes the first Stoke player in the book.
    • 48'
      Almost a moment of calamity at the back for Leicester as a ball is clipped over the top to Walters, who is rushing behind the away side's defence, and Schmeichel spills the ball when he comes to collect, but fortunately for him a blue shirt hooks the play away.
    • 50'
      Stoke clearly want more goals in this match! A counter-attack from Stoke in numbers is brought to a disappointing end as Bojan's pass to Walters behind the Irish striker is poor.
    • 52'
      STAT: Stoke have conceded just two goals in their last five home matches in the Premier League.
    • 54'
      Pressure from Stoke has earned themselves a corner as a cross from Walters is cleared poorly by Morgan as he slices it out for a set-piece, but fortunately for the visitors they deal with the danger.
    • 56'
      A dangerous free-kick for Leicester approximately 25 yards out presents a good opportunity for the away side, but the winger's free-kick is struck high and goes over the crossbar.
    • 58'
      WHAT A SAVE! Schmeichel keeps the score at 2-0 as a cross into the box is met brilliantly by Walters in the middle but the Danish goalkeeper pushes his effort on goal over the crossbar.
    • 60'
      The tempo in this match has taken a step back as Stoke realise they don't need to chuck everything they have at Leicester. The more players the home side commit forward, the bigger the opportunity the Foxes have to counter-attack.
    • 62'
      Back-to-back corners for Leicester presents a fantastic opportunity for the visitors to attack and a header from Morgan is blocked by Martins Indi which leads to cries of handball from the away team, but the referee waves away the claims and orders the match to continue.
    • 65'
      Pieters tries his luck from range after Huth headers a cross clear to the edge of the box, but despite the full-back connecting with his volley well, his effort is deflected out for a corner kick.
    • 67'
      Pieters collects a yellow card for Stoke for a foul on Slimani, but it appears to be a case of mistaken identity as it was actually Shawcross who committed the challenge.
    • 67'
      Leicester are doing well to prevent further damage here and they certainly don't look like giving up, but they're yet to pose a threat to the Stoke defence this half.
    • 69'
      Stoke are just toying with Leicester as the moment as they look to keep possession and make the visitors chase shadows. With the majority of the Foxes being booked in this match they can't afford to make any rash challenges.
    • 71'
      CLOSE! Schmeichel commands his area well as Diouf tries to cross to Walters in the box who manages to escape Morgan for a moment but the Danish goalkeeper does well to clear the danger.
    • 72'
      SI D. Gray SO M. Albrighton
    • 72'
      SI L. Ulloa SO M. Albrighton
    • 72'
      Ulloa is also introduced for Slimani.
    • 72'
      First change for Leicester as Gray comes on for Albrighton.
    • 73'
      SAVE! A wonderful pass from Johnson timed to perfect is threaded through to Allen behind the Leicester defence but once again Schmeichel is equal to it as he rushes off his line to narrow down the angle.
    • 74'
      G L. Ulloa Assist M. Albrighton
    • 74'
      Gray gets to the byline and clips and fantastic cross for Ulloa to attack and he fires a header past Grant to give Leicester a glimmer of hope.
    • 74'
      GOAL! Goal line technology gives Leicester a chance as Gray crosses to Ulloa who heads back across goal and it appeared as if Shawcross hooked it clear, but the referee points to the centre spot and it's 2-1.
    • 77'
      It looks like we've got a game on our hands again! Stoke find themselves in an interesting predicament now as if they commit men forward to kill the match they could leave spaces at the back for Leicester to exploit.
    • 79'
      Gray springs the Leicester fans into fine voice as the winger drives at the Stoke defence and unleashes a shot which Shawcross is forced to head behind for a corner.
    • 80'
      SI A. Musa SO M. Albrighton
    • 80'
      Final sub for Leicester as Musa comes on for Mahrez.
    • 82'
      Mark Hughes may be forced into some subs soon as Stoke need to consolidate as Leicester are growing in confidence as this match enters the final stages.
    • 83'
      SI C. Adam SO M. Albrighton
    • 83'
      Defensive sub for Stoke as Adam comes on for Bojan.
    • 84'
      Leicester clearly have nothing to lose in this match as they pile men forward, however they almost get caught out on the break with a long pass to Walters almost allowing the striker to get in behind but Schmeichel sweeps up the danger.
    • 86'
      Ranieri is on the edge of his technical area urging his players to get forward as Morgan and Huth surge up the pitch! Leicester are trying everything they can to rescue a point in this match.
    • 88'
      G D. Amartey Assist M. Albrighton
    • 88'
      Fuchs with a fantastic assist as he whips a glorious cross into the box for Amartey to attack and bring Leicester back on level terms.
    • 88'
      GOAL! Leicester are back level after Fuchs bends a wonderful cross into the box and Amartey beats Grant to the ball and turns a header into the Stoke net.
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 45'
      G J. Allen Assist M. Albrighton
    • 45'
      GOAL! Stoke extend their lead as a short free-kick to Imbula is smacked against the post and off the back of Schmeichel for Allen to tap in the open goal.
    • 90'
      SAVE! Almost an unbelievable sight as Whelan unleashed a wonderful effort from range but once again Schmeichhel dives to his left and pushes the effort around the post.
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      Albrighton joins the plethora of Leicester players in the book.
    • 90'
      SI Ramadan Sobhi SO M. Albrighton
    • 90'
      Final sub for Stoke as Whelan comes off for 19-year-old Ramadan Sobhi.
    • 45'
      Fuchs gets a yellow card for throwing the ball away.
    • 90'
      Perhaps Leicester aren't willing to settle for a draw! Blue shirts continue to pile forward as the assisstant referee signals there will be at least four minutes of added time.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    northern ireland
    Michael O'Neill
    northern ireland
    Brendan Rodgers

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 7 10
    Yellow Cards 2 6
    Red Cards 0 1
    Offsides 0 0

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