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Crystal Palace close on survival after comeback earns draw

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Five wins from the previous six fixtures, including against league leaders Chelsea, would have contributed to that and it ensured they showed signs of response.

The contest did not initially go to form, though, and Huth put the visitors ahead after just six minutes, before Vardy's goal finally stirred Allardyce's charges into life.

Christian Benteke completed Palace's comeback on 70 minutes, overpowering Yohan Benalouane to convert Andros Townsend's cross, though Danny Drinkwater went close to a victor for the visitors late on.

Leicester made a bright start and were soon rewarded as Huth netted.

In the 17th minute leading goalscorer Benteke had a close-range shot smothered clear by Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel at his near post.

Palace struck back impressively and were back in the game inside two minutes.

Player ratingsCrystal Palace: Wayne Hennessey 5, Joel Ward 6, Martin Kelly 5, Mamadou Sakho 6, Jeffrey Schlupp 7, Luka Milivojevic 7, Yohan Cabaye 8, Jason Puncheon 7, Wilfried Zaha 6, Andros Townsend 8, Christian Benteke 8.

The game had fired into life and the home side worked their way back onto level terms in the 70th minute when Benteke climbed above Yohan Benalouane to head home Townsend's cross.

Leicester will be without central defender Wes Morgan due to his ongoing back injury for a game that throws together two in-form sides.

Crystal Palace took another step toward Premier League survival by recovering from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw with Leicester on Saturday.

- Leicester City have picked up more points under Craig Shakespeare in his three Premier League away games (4) than in the previous 13 managed by Claudio Ranieri (3). In Leicester they were encountering the opposite; Palace's equal in being direct and playing with pace, and a team willing to remain deep and attack on the counter.

A winning goal eluded either team, denying each a sixth league win from seven.

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