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Leicester City - Liverpool
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Liverpool hold on to claim the three points in an enthralling, topsy-turvy match. It was a shambolic defensive performance from the Reds, but they somehow get away with it.
Oxlade-Chamberlain gives a needless free-kick away and Leicester can pump a free-kick into the Liverpool penalty area....
Liverpool have the ball where they want it and they are now only moments from picking up their first win in five games...
- Yellow cardJamie VardyLeicester City
Vardy's frustrations get the better of him as he goes into the book for a foul on Moreno.
There is indeed FIVE minutes of added time to play.
Chilwell launches a long throw-in into Liverpool's penalty area but Gray commits a foul and the visitors survive... for now.
There could be up to five minutes of additional time to be played at the end of this contest. The nerves amongst the travelling support is palpable.
A 20-yard right-footed effort from Wijnaldum goes inches wide of the post as Liverpool search for their fourth of an enthralling game.
A splendid cross from Vardy from the right picks out Slimani at the near post but the substitute heads wide. Wouldn't have counted as the referee spotted a foul.
Leicester have seven minutes plus injury time to find an equaliser.
Sturridge has been a handful since he was introduced. He is hungry for his 100th club goal as he forces Schmeichel into a smart save with a shot from 20 yards.
- OffMarc AlbrightonLeicester City
- OnIslam SlimaniLeicester City
Islam Slimani is on, Albrighton is off as the hosts go all-out attack in search of an equaliser.
- OffPhilippe CoutinhoLiverpool
- OnAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces Coutinho.
Moments ago Can appeared to block Gray's cross with his hand and speaking on BT Sport, former top referee Graham Poll reckons it should have been another spot-kick for Leicester.
- OffShinji OkazakiLeicester City
- OnKelechi IheanachoLeicester City
Sturridge curls a shot inches wide of the Leicester goal. What a game, you cannot take your eyes off this one for a second!
Meanwhile, Leicester make a change.
Mignolet has now saved five of his last eight penalties he has faced, but Leicester will be questioning if the Belgian should even be on the pitch.
VARDY'S SPOT-KICK IS SAVED!
Vardy sends the ball straight down the middle and Mignolet makes the save! It is a really poor penalty.
- Yellow cardSimon MignoletLiverpool
PENALTY TO LEICESTER!
A lovely through pass releases Vardy and Mignolet brings down the England international inside the penalty area. Anthony Taylor has no choice but to point to the spot and give the Liverpool goalkeeper a yellow card.
There were only 90 seconds between the two goals - and we're back to square one!
- GoalJamie VardyLeicester City
GOAL - VARDY SCORES!
Leicester simply do not know when they are beaten! Mignolet can only parry Gray's half-volley into the path of Vardy who heads home from a few yards out!
- GoalJordan HendersonLiverpool
GOAL - HENDERSON SCORES LIVERPOOL'S THIRD!
The Reds break at speed, with Sturridge racing clear, he plays Henderson in space and the captain keeps his cool to slide the ball beyond the reach of Schmeichel.
Top defending from Matip! A lovely reverse pass releases Vardy inside the box but the Liverpool defender gets across to make a vital block!
Coutinho tees up Salah for a shot but it's well charged down by Chilwell. The Brazilian has been magic this evening, absolutely magic.
- OffRoberto FirminoLiverpool
- OnDaniel SturridgeLiverpool
Sturridge, who is currently on 99 club goals, replaces Firmino in Liverpool's attack.
Leicester pump a free-kick into the visitors' penalty area, but Morgan commits a foul and the chance is gone..
Daniel Sturridge is preparing to come on for Liverpool.
- OffRiyad MahrezLeicester City
- OnDemarai GrayLeicester City
This time Coutinho finds space for a shot but this time it flies well over the bar.
Leicester make a change, Mahrez replaced by Demarai Gray.
Coutinho sees hit shot blocked on the edge of the area but Liverpool recover possession.
In a bid to stall Leicester's momentum, the Reds are trying to keep possession and doing so successfully at the moment.
Better from Liverpool - Can heads wide from Henderson’s cross to the back post.
- Yellow cardDejan LovrenLiverpool
Lovren appears to be held by Maguire as a corner comes in. The Liverpool defender is furious when the referee gives a free-kick Leicester's way and is booked for dissent.
Albrighton tracks the run of Salah all the way and makes the interception when Can looks to play his team mate through.
Shakespeare's side are playing with a lot more belief; that goal on the stroke of half-time has lifted their spirits.
Clumsy football from Liverpool as they lose the ball as they attempt to play out from the back. Vardy is subsequently played through but he is a mile offside.
Chilwell is back on his feet after receiving some treatment.
Leicester fans unhappy as Anthony Taylor keeps his cards in his pocket as Gomez fouls Chilwell in an aerial challenge.
Mahrez, now operating more centrally for Leicester, is well challenged by Matip. Craig Shakespeare will be expecting more from the Algeria international in the second period.
Fantastic technique from Coutinho as he gets his first-time half-volley on target, but not past Schmeichel.
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The second half is underway.
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Liverpool's two-goal lead is halved right on the stroke of half-time as they concede yet another goal from a set-piece, although they had a strong case for a foul on Mignolet.
An enthralling first half ends Leicester 1-2 Liverpool.
- GoalShinji OkazakiLeicester City
GOAL - LEICESTER HAVE ONE BACK!
Mignolet appears to be pulled back as the corner delivery is whipped in, he makes an unconvincing punch but it hits Gomez and Okazaki bundles the ball over the line.
The referee awards the goal and it's game on!
Vardy gets in front of his marker at the near post to reach Mahrez's free-kick, he uses all of his neck muscles to direct head at goal and it's well parried behind by Mignolet!
- Yellow cardJoel MatipLiverpool
Matip makes a needless, silly foul on Vardy, right on the edge of the penalty area, collecting a yellow card in the process. Mahrez is over the free-kick...
Liverpool trying to walk it in with a number of one-twos inside the box but Simpson crucially gets a foot in as the move collapses.
Two minutes will be played at the end of the first half.
CHANCE FOR LIVERPOOL!
Firmino charges down the left, drilling a ball across the face of goal. Coutinho looks to run onto it, but just can't grow enough to make the connection.
GOAL STRUCK OFF!
Maguire knocks down a free-kick delivery for Okazaki who finishes well. However, the linesman has his flag up for offside.
He may have been played on by Henderson, the replays show.
The space opens up Mahrez on the right to deliver a cross, he has plenty of options inside the Liverpool box, but he over-cooks his cross as the ball flies over the bar.
Matip goes in late on Vardy but the ref plays the advantage played, allowing Chilwell to try his luck with a half-volley but it is a straight forward save from Mignolet.
Initially Leicester responded well to falling behind, but Liverpool's second has killed their momentum.
Matip rises highest to Moreno's cross but his header is straight into the arms of Schmeichel.
Sums up Coutinho, doesn't it?
Maguire loves playing football in defence, but he almost runs into trouble as Salah closes him down. Fortunately, for Leicester, he gets a toe in to play the ball back to Schmeichel.
Mahrez, who must be reeling from that earlier missed opportunity, is fouled by Moreno and Leicester have a free-kick around 30 yards out.
Two goals ahead but Liverpool are hungry for a third as Moreno attempts a cross but it's blocked by Simpson for a corner.
The set-piece comes to nothing though.
- GoalPhilippe CoutinhoLiverpool
GOAL! BRILLIANT FROM COUTINHO!
Well, that's what he is capable of! The Brazilian curls his free-kick over the wall, it is dipping and curling and it ends up in the far corner as Schmeichel can't get near it.
Liverpool find themselves two goals ahead.
- Yellow cardWilfred NdidiLeicester City
Wonderful vision from Coutinho who plays through Moreno in space. He is charging towards goal but is prevented from getting further as Ndidi commits a professional foul, receiving a yellow card for his efforts.
This is a free-kick in a great area for Liverpool...
Leicester can't make anything of the corner but the hosts will stay positive, knowing there is a mistake in the Liverpool defence.
Almost a costly error in the Liverpool defensive line as Mignolet takes too much time to clear a back pass. His clearance is blocked by Vardy, the loose ball falls into the path of Okazaki but his shot is blocked by the 'keeper and Leicester have a corner.
- Yellow cardMarc AlbrightonLeicester City
We've had the first goal, now we have our first booking as Albrighton gets a ticking off for a foul on the goal-scorer Salah.
- GoalMohamed SalahLiverpool
GOAL - LIVERPOOL HAVE THE BREAK-THROUGH!
A pinpoint cross from Countinho picks out Salah at the back post and the forward heads in from the tightest of angles!
Schmeichel should have done better, but it's still a remarkable finish.
Albrighton swings a lovely cross in from deep, picking out Okazaki but the Leicester forward can't direct his header on target. Wouldn't have counted though, he was offside.
WHAT A MISS!
A great strike from Can rattles the post, the ball comes out to Salah who is left with a simple finish but, with an empty goal to aim at, he somehow puts the ball wide! You would have put your house on him to score!
The Reds have dominated possession, according to the stats, but the hosts won't care one bit. Their game-plan is clear, to sit deep and hope to catch Liverpool cold on the counter-attack.
With Man City, Man United, Tottenham and Chelsea all winning earlier, the pressure on Klopp to deliver a first victory in four games this evening is even greater than it would normally be.
Leicester do well to defend Henderson's first-time deep cross, but concede a corner. Coutinho's delivery is straight into the arms of Schmeichel, though.
Poor defending from Liverpool (far from the first time I have written that recently) as Okazaki releases Vardy in space on the left. The England international charges towards goal but can't beat Mignolet from a tight angle.
Mahrez shoots over from the rebound.
Poor defending from Leicester as Can is given far too much time on the channel. He sees his first two crosses blocked, but he gets a third attempt which he sends too close to Schmeichel.
Leicester will be delighted to have Jamie Vardy starting this evening. The England international missed the midweek game through injury but has passed a late fitness test to play today.
Leicester could win three consecutive top-flight home matches against Liverpool for the first time since 1931.
A reminder of the teams ahead of this 17:30 kick-off...
Leicester: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Albrighton, Ndidi, King, Mahrez, Vardy, Okazaki.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Can, Salah, Coutinho, Firmino.
Jurgen Klopp's first-choice defensive pairing, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip, both start for Liverpool.
Joe Gomez, Alberto Moreno, Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum all return to the team.
Just the one change for the hosts as Shinji Okazaki, impressed against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup victory midweek, replaces Kelechi Iheanacho.
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