Leicester City made it back-to-back wins with a 3-2 win against West Brom at the Hawthorns.
The hosts went 1-0 up through Salomon Rondon in the first half. Leicester responded in the second half with a brace from Riyad Mahrez. Jamie Vardy looked to have secured all three points for Ranieri’s side, but a late penalty from Rickie Lambert gave Pulis’ side a fighting chance going into the final 10 minutes of the match.
Claudio Ranieri made one change to the side which beat Crystal Palace 1-0 last weekend, Leonardo Ulloa replacing the injured Christian Fuchs, the Argentine’s first start of the season. Jeffrey Schlupp moved to left back while Riyad Mahrez started at right midfield.
Leicester City dominated the opening 20 minutes as West Brom were happy to sit back and hit the Foxes on the break. Jamie Vardy had Leicester’s best chance of the first half, hitting the post from close range after being put through by Drinkwater. West Brom went 1-0 ahead through former Zenit striker Salomon Rondon, who’s header powered past Kasper Schmeichel.
The second half was action packed and full of chances. West Brom began the second 45 minutes as the better team and had two penalty shouts which were refused by referee Anthony Taylor.
Two goals from Riyad Mahrez gave the visitors a deserved lead. The first a volley into the bottom left-hand corner, the second, fired home past Myhill from close range, but he was fortunate not to have been ruled off for offside.
Jamie Vardy looked to have secured all three points for the Foxes, but Rickie Lambert scored a consolation goal for Pulis’ side after Nathan Dyer brought Callum McManaman in the area.
FT: West Brom 2-3 Leicester City
Goals: Rondon (30), Lambert (84 pen), Mahrez (57, 64), Vardy (77).
West Brom: Myhill, Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Brunt (McManaman), Fletcher, Yacob (Morrison), McClean, Sessegnon, Berahino (Lambert), Rondon
Leicester: Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Schlupp, Albrighton (Dyer), Drinkwater (Okazaki), Kanté, Mahrez; Ulloa (King), Vardy.
Match Rating: 7/10