Mahrez saves Leicester in lively Midlands derby

16 Oct 2017
Leicester City v West Brom

Algerian cancels out Nacer Chadli's stunning free-kick as Leicester and West Brom draw 1-1 after frantic second half

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Riyad Mahrez rescued a point for Leicester City after a Nacer Chadli wonder goal had put West Bromwich Albion on course for victory at King Power Stadium. 

The Algerian scored his first goal of the season on 80 minutes as Leicester turned up the heat to earn a draw in a Midlands derby that sparked into life late on.

After a quiet opening period, Nacer Chadli put the Baggies ahead with a stunning free-kick from 30 yards on his first appearance of 2017/18. 

But Leicester sensed an equaliser when stand-in West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill, starting in place of the injured Ben Foster, picked up a knock and was unable to properly kick the ball. 

After a wave of pressure the Foxes were rewarded when Ben Chilwell crossed for fellow substitute Islam Slimani to head down and allow Mahrez to have the final say.

See: Leicester report | West Brom report

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