Norwich City’s Finnish striker Teemu Pukki (R) celebrates with Norwich City’s English defender Max Aarons after scoring the opening aim of the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Norwich City at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on December 14, 2019.
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Norwich ended Leicester’s nine-game profitable run to say an sudden 1-1 draw on the King Power that meant the second-placed Foxes fell 10 factors behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.
Leicester paid a heavy value for a poor begin as Teemu Pukki put the Canaries in entrance earlier than a Tim Krul’s personal aim introduced Brendan Rodgers’s males degree earlier than the break.
However, Leicester lacked their traditional zip and Norwich’s wonderful defensive show annoyed the hosts to select up a deserved level.
Second-bottom Norwich transfer to inside three factors from security and Daniel Farke will probably be annoyed his facet haven’t proven this degree of defensive self-discipline on most of their highway journeys thus far this season.
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Other than an early fumble from Krul, when he turned Youri Tielemans’s drive onto the publish, the guests settled nicely and will have gone forward when Sam Byram crossed for the unmarked Pukki, however the stretching striker couldn’t flip the ball in.
Moments later, the Finnish worldwide made amends by netting his ninth aim of the season on 26 minutes.
Norwich opened up the Foxes once more when Emi Buendia slipped in Pukki to outpace Caglar Soyuncu and beat Kasper Schmeichel with a low end.
But Farke’s males undid a whole lot of their good work to permit Leicester degree seven minutes earlier than the break.
Jamie Vardy thought he had scored for the ninth straight recreation when he touched on James Maddison’s nook on the close to publish.
However, as his header was flashing throughout aim, Krul’s tried save turned the ball into the online and the Dutch ‘keeper was credited with the own goal.
Krul was, almost beaten again two minutes into the second half when Vardy latched onto Maddison’s go, rounded Krul and rolled the ball onto the surface of the publish from a good angle.
Norwich supplied little going ahead after the break as they targeted on retaining Leicester at bay.
Wilfred Ndidi nodded vast after 67 minutes however the hosts lacked inspiration and concepts, even when Krul was compelled into one other good low save by Vardy.