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Palais C 1 – 1 Leicester

Harvey Barnes scored for the second game in a row as Leicester finished second in the Premier League with another late point following a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.

Leicester had done the same against Manchester United on Boxing Day but their trip to Selhurst Park had not started very well after Kelechi Iheanacho’s first half penalty was saved by Vicente Guaita.

Palace suffered two confidence-sapping defeats, against Liverpool and Aston Villa, over Christmas and appeared short in attack in the first half. But they rallied after the break, scoring with their only shot on target. Wilfried Zaha (58) started and ended a wonderful counterattack as Palace looked to end their four-game winless streak.

But Leicester, who made a number of changes for the trip to south London, found their spark in a lackluster second period as Barnes sneaked along the top of the area before sending a low shot to ensure again a late point.

The result sends Leicester back to second before the remaining matches of Matchday 16, three points behind Liverpool, while Palace move up a place in 13th.

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And after?

Saturday January 2 2:30 p.m.

Kick-off at 3:00 p.m.

Sunday January 3 2:00 p.m.

Kick-off at 2:15 p.m.

Crystal Palace will be next in action on Saturday when they host Sheffield United, live on Sky Sports; kick off 3 p.m. Leicester will also be live on Sky Sports at the weekend when they travel to Newcastle on Super Sunday; kick off at 2.15 p.m.

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