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Leicester City 2-2 Brentford

On Sunday, Brentford fought back from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 at Leicester City.

Thomas Frank’s side were left on a hot afternoon at the King Power Stadium, despite the Foxes constantly rotating some of their key players and playing well to deserve their lead.

Ivan Toney was challenged one-on-one by Leicester’s new number one Danny Ward for the first chance of the afternoon, but the striker was too touchy for the Welshman to smash the ball home.

Immediately, on the other hand, Youri Tielemans can’t control his diving header and curls a clever ball over the top for James Maddison.

Brantford kept Leicester at arm’s length in the opening half hour, with Maddison lashing over from 30 yards in desperation.

But soon after Maddison’s corner found an unmarked Timothy Castagne, the Foxes headed past a helpless David Raya.

Yoane Wissa almost leveled for Brentford moments later, but Jonny Evans pulled off a crucial goal-saving save.

Maddison were unlucky not to double their lead before half-time when he crashed into the side of the upright and Pontus Jansson denied Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall a goal.

Within 30 seconds of reboot. Dewsbury-Hall doubled Leicester’s advantage after Ben Mee’s soft clearance hit the post from 25 yards.

Tielemans aimed from a similar distance on the break, but this time Raya got low and denied the Belgian.

Frank threw on Josh Dasilva and debutant Keane Lewis-Potter to try and salvage something, and the Bees soon pulled one back through Toney, who controlled Henry’s superb cross past Ward.

Wesley Fofana was offside for Leicester after Maddison’s free-kick was brought down, and Toney’s header was tipped in by Bryan Mbeumo’s cross.

Brantford found a deserved equalizer on 10 minutes through Dasilva, his first Premier League goal after more than 18 months out with a hip injury.

Henry had the ball in the net for the West Londoners, but the offside flag went up and he shared the score.


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