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English Premier League Daniel Amartey rescues point for 10-man Leicester City

Amartey rises above Shawcross and beat Lee Grant at the back post to rescue a late point for Claudio Rainieri's side

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play Daniel Amartey of Leicester City celebrates scoring his goal to make it 2-2 with his team-mates

Ghana defender Daniel Amartey scored his first English Premier League goal for Leicester City after heading home to snatch a late equaliser against Stoke City on Saturday afternoon.

England international Jamie Vardy picked up a first-half red card as English champions Leicester City came from two goals behind to draw 2-2 at Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Vardy's dismissal for a lunge on Mame Biram Diouf turned the game in Stoke's favour, but Leonardo Ulloa cut the deficit to 2-1 in the 74th minute, before Daniel Amartey headed an equaliser for the Foxes two minutes from time.

play Amarteyrises above Shawcross and beat Lee Grant at the back post to rescue a late point for Claudio Rainieri's side


The Premier League champions were incredibly reduced to 10 men in the 28th minute, however, when Vardy was handed a straight red card following a lunging challenge on Diouf, although the decision from the referee did seem harsh.

It got worse for Leicester 10 minutes later when Simpson was adjudged to have handled a Bojan cross inside the box and the Spaniard stepped up to send Stoke into a one-goal lead from the penalty spot.

The Potters then doubled their lead in the third minute of stoppage time at the end of the first period when Allen converted from close range after Imbula's powerful strike had hit the inside of the Leicester post and bounced towards the Welshman who connected with a tap in.

The visitors were back in the match in the 74th minute when substitute Ulloa headed a Mahrez cross just over the line, with the goal confirmed via the referee's watch.

Leicester continued to press late on as they looked to complete what seemed an unlikely comeback, and Ranieri's side incredibly equalised in the 88th minute when Amartey headed a Christian Fuchs cross into the back of the net.

Next up for Stoke, who have moved one spot to 11th in the Premier League table, is a trip to Liverpool on December 27, while Leicester will attempt to build on this result when they welcome Everton on Boxing Day.

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