Jamie Vardy, a late equalizer for Leicester City against Leeds United in the Premier League, kept both teams firmly in trouble.
James Maddison’s pass found Vardy in the 80th minute, and the former England striker thought he had won it when he converted from close range, but it was disallowed for offside.
Jack Harrison’s precise cross found Colombian winger Luis Sinisterra at the back post for the game’s first goal, but the hosts were unable to hold on.
Dean Smith has been appointed as Leicester City manager
Due to the draw, Leeds are now two points ahead of Leicester, who are now only separated from the bottom three on goal differential. Leicester will also slide into the relegation spots if Everton wins their match against Newcastle on Thursday.
The Foxes believed they had grabbed the lead within the first ten minutes, but VAR disallowed Youri Tielemans’ thundering finish because Boubacary Soumare was adjudged to be offside throughout the buildup.
Illan Meslier, the goalkeeper for Leeds, twice stopped Kelechi Iheanacho from tying the score for Dean Smith’s team. Vardy then popped up with the equalizer.
Premier League: Newcastle move up to second place
Patrick Bamford, a striker for Leeds, missed a golden opportunity to win it in the last minute from close range and a few yards out.
Leeds draws a critical match
Both teams had to be pleased with a point after this game between two underperforming teams that are fighting to keep their top-flight status.
Leeds, spurred on by a boisterous home crowd, outmuscled their opponents for a large portion of the game by rushing into tackles. Four players received bookings as a result of Leeds’ aggression.
Crystal Palace destroy Leeds to boost survival bid
They took the lead thanks to a well-placed header from Sinisterra, but Vardy scored to make up for their lack of effort in the second half.
Leeds’ three-game losing streak came to an end as a result, but Javi Gracia’s team fell short of moving four points clear of the relegation zone.
In added time, Leeds tried to clinch the victory and came agonizingly close, but Marc Roca’s flicked header was brilliantly stopped by Daniel Iversen’s acrobatic save before Bamford’s blatant error.
Leeds United have made their first January signing
Leaky defense in Leicester
Leicester had their first victory in nine games at the weekend, a crucial victory against Wolves, but they were unable to build on that performance in West Yorkshire.
They had trouble creating chances in the final third, and their first attempt on goal didn’t come until Kelechi Iheanacho’s long-range effort in the 73rd minute.
The Nigerian striker’s dinked attempt was also stopped by Leeds goalkeeper Meslier, but Vardy, a senior forward, calmly stroked in his first goal since December with no resistance.
Rafa Benitez is one step away from Leicester
Leicester’s feeble defense, which has allowed goals in 18 straight games and is the only team in Europe’s top five leagues without a shutout since the World Cup, does not assist their lack of creativity in front of goal.
On Sunday, Leeds will play Bournemouth, and the following day, Leicester will visit 18th-placed Everton.
Saka and Martinelli match Ronaldo and Rooney’s Premier League records