Ten-man Leicester City fought back from 2-0 down to secure an impressive 2-2 draw at Stoke City on Saturday.
The game was scoreless when Jamie Vardy was shown straight red card inside the opening half-hour for a reckless two-footed challenge.
Vardy got the ball, rather than the man, but his tackle was simply not within the laws of the game and he had to go.
That dismissal swung the pendulum in Stoke’s favour and the Potters were 2-0 by half time.
Again, the damage was self inflicted as Danny Simpson gave away a penalty by handling a Bojan cross. Bojan took the spot-kick himself and smashed it low and hard into the bottom corner.
Former Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen then doubled the lead in first-half stoppage time, tapping home simply after Giannelli Imbula’s shot had hit the woodwork.
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Stoke continued to dominate after the interval, but Foxes goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel kept them at bay, before the visitors were given a ray of hope when sub Leonardo Ulloa headed a Riyad Mahrez cross just over the goal-line.
With that scrappy goal, Leicester were inspired and Daniel Amartey – who run his socks off all day, compensating for Leicester’s numerical disadvantage – was the man who struck the equaliser on 88 minutes.
Amartey found the net with a fine header, but the cross from Christian Fuchs was even better.
The result leaves Stoke 11th in the Premier League table, ahead of Leicester in 15th.
Stoke Leicester player ratings
Grant 7; Johnson 6, Shawcross 6, Martins Indi 6, Pieters; Whelan 7, Impuls 7; Diouf 6, Allen 8, Bojan 8; Walters 7.
Leicester player ratings
Schmeichel 8; Simpson 5, Huth 6, Morgan 6, Fuchs 7; Albrighton 6, King 5, Amartey 8, Mahrer 7; Slumani 6, Vardy 2.