Report

Leicester beat West Brom in Asia Trophy opener

19 Jul 2017
Premier League Asia Trophy

Foxes win 7-6 in penalty shoot-out and will play the winners of Liverpool v Crystal Palace in Saturday's final

Marc Albrighton sent Leicester City into the final of the Premier League Asia Trophy as the Foxes beat West Bromwich Albion on penalties following a 1-1 draw at Hong Kong Stadium.

West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez scored the opening goal when he smashed into the top corner from 25 yards on 10 minutes.

Leicester quickly equalised thanks to Riyad Mahrez, who weaved through the Albion defence to shoot low beyond goalkeeper Ben Foster.

Level at the final whistle, the first penalty shoot-out using the ABBA system was needed to decide the winner.

Twelve successful spot-kicks were scored before Sam Field's effort was saved by Ben Hamer, allowing Albrighton to earn Leicester a 7-6 shoot-out win.

The Foxes will play Liverpool, who beat Crystal Palace 2-0 later in the day, in Saturday's final at 1.30pm BST.

West Brom will face Crystal Palace in the third-place play-off at 11am BST on the same day. 

Watch Mahrez's goal

See: Leicester report | West Brom report

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