Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester City player ratings: Christian Benteke gets an 8 as his goal rescues Palace a valuable point

Crystal Palace fought back from two-goals down to rescue a point against champions Leicester City.

Leicester City took the lead after just six minutes through Robert Huth. Marc Albrighton delivered a throw-in from the left-hand-side that Stoke City cult-hero Rory Delap would have been proud of. Huth, who played alongside Delap during a stint with the Potters, rose above the Crystal Palace defence and headed home. You can see Albrighton’s monster throw and Huth’s expertly dispatched header here.

Seven minutes into the second-half, Leicester added a second. The Foxes struck Palace on the counter attack, with Jamie Vardy providing the finish touch to double his side’s advantage. Wayne Hennesey will be disappointed not to have kept this one out. Click here to see Vardy’s goal.

Palace pulled a goal back through Yohan Cabaye. The Frenchman was fortunate to see the ball land at his feet after a couple of bounces and bobbles, but there was nothing lucky about the finish. The former PSG man sweeped home past Kasper Schmeichel and into the back of the net to put Palace within touching distance. You can see his goal here.

Sam Allardyce’s men managed to find an equaliser, through, who else, Christian Benteke. Andros Townsend ran down the left-channel and delivered a beautifully weighted cross into the penalty area. Benteke met his delivery and found the back of the net to level the scores. Click here to see the Belgian international’s equaliser.

That proved to be a enough to rescue what could prove to be a crucial point for Crystal Palace. Here are our player ratings for both sies:

Crystal Palace player ratings: Hennessey 3, Ward 5, Kelly 5, Sakho 6, Schlupp 5, Milivojevic 6, Cabaye 7, Townsend 7, Puncheon 6, Zaha 6, Benteke 8. (Subs: van Aanholt 6, McArthur 5)

Leicester City player ratings: Schmeichel 5, Simpson 5, Benalouane 4, Huth 6, Fuchs 5, Mahrez 5, Ndidi 6, King 4, Albrighton 5, Ulloa 3, Vardy 7. (Subs: Drinkwater 6, Gray 6, Chilwell 5)

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