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James Vaughan receives a caution for time wasting.
Wilfried Zaha receives a red card.
Foul by Anthony Gardner on Steve Howard, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Patrick Van Aanholt from the free kick.
Darius Vassell produces a cross, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.
James Vaughan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Angelo Miguel Vitor. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.
Souleymane Bamba is booked.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Patrick Van Aanholt, Foul by Souleymane Bamba on Patrick McCarthy, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Neil Danns is cautioned by the ref for dissent. Unfair challenge on Matt Oakley by Neil Danns results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.
Steve Howard challenges Dean Moxey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
The referee penalises Steffen Iversen for handball. Souleymane Bamba takes the free kick.
Kemy Agustien takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
Angelo Miguel Vitor sends in a cross, Dean Moxey gets a block in.
Pablo Counago goes off and Steffen Iversen comes on.
Foul by Wilfried Zaha on Matt Oakley, free kick awarded. Richie Wellens takes the direct free kick.
Steve Howard is adjudged to have handled the ball. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
Steve Howard is brought on as a substitute for Ayegbeni Yakubu.
(Leicester) makes a substitution, with Lloyd Dyer coming on for Diomansy Kamara.
Shot from just outside the area by Ayegbeni Yakubu misses to the right of the target.
Patrick Van Aanholt takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.
The referee blows for offside against Darius Vassell. Anthony Gardner takes the indirect free kick.
Short corner taken by Diomansy Kamara from the left by-line.
James Vaughan comes on in place of Sean Scannell.
Neil Danns takes a shot. Blocked by Diomansy Kamara.
Wilfried Zaha is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Patrick Van Aanholt takes the indirect free kick.
Ayegbeni Yakubu conjures a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Kemy Agustien replaces Owen Garvan.
Sean Scannell takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.
Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick Van Aanholt.
Kagisho Dikgacoi fouled by Andy King, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Matt Oakley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Owen Garvan. Owen Garvan takes the direct free kick.
Matt Oakley scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Leicester 1-1 Crystal Palace.
Pablo Counago goes into the book. Foul by Pablo Counago on Ben Mee, free kick awarded. Ben Mee restarts play with the free kick.
Matt Oakley produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Owen Garvan, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Mee by Patrick McCarthy. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Van Aanholt.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Owen Garvan.
Neil Danns fouled by Andy King, the ref awards a free kick. Owen Garvan restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Gallagher leaves the field to be replaced by Darius Vassell.
Corner taken left-footed by Owen Garvan from the right by-line to the near post, Matt Oakley manages to make a clearance.
Matt Oakley takes a shot. Anthony Gardner gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pablo Counago by Ben Mee. Patrick McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Richie Wellens.
Ben Mee takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick McCarthy.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Owen Garvan by Ayegbeni Yakubu. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Pablo Counago. Ben Mee takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance.
Diomansy Kamara takes a shot. Blocked by Dean Moxey.
Kagisho Dikgacoi challenges Richie Wellens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Paul Gallagher from the free kick, Julian Speroni makes a save.
Effort on goal by Pablo Counago from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Souleymane Bamba takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Gallagher.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, Kagisho Dikgacoi manages to make a clearance.
Sean Scannell fires in a goal from long range low into the middle of the goal. Leicester 0-1 Crystal Palace.
Owen Garvan is booked. Owen Garvan challenges Andy King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Diomansy Kamara on Wilfried Zaha. Owen Garvan crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Effort from deep inside the area by Diomansy Kamara misses to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Matt Oakley by Neil Danns results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.
The ball is delivered by Diomansy Kamara, clearance by Anthony Gardner.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Owen Garvan from the right by-line, Sean Scannell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ayegbeni Yakubu. Direct free kick taken by Ben Mee.
Dean Moxey takes a shot. Blocked by Richie Wellens.
Unfair challenge on Dean Moxey by Paul Gallagher results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Owen Garvan.
Corner from left by-line taken by Paul Gallagher.
Sean Scannell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Angelo Miguel Vitor. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Paul Gallagher from right wing, Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance.
Andy King crosses the ball.
Centre by Paul Gallagher, clearance by Anthony Gardner.
Nathaniel Clyne takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Mee.
Bruma back for Foxes
Leicester will have Jeffrey Bruma available again for the visit of Crystal Palace.
However, the on-loan Chelsea centre-half may struggle to get back into the team after City kept a clean sheet in an impressive 4-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday while he served a one-match ban.
Fellow defender Kyle Naughton also missed that game through illness and he could also return to the squad.
Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is blessed with options should he wish to make changes, with full-back Bruno Berner, midfielders Lloyd Dyer and Yuki Abe and forwards Darius Vassell and Steve Howard also available for recalls.
Victory would put Eriksson`s side right back in the hunt for a play-off spot, with games against top-six rivals Reading and Nottingham Forest next up for the Foxes.
Palace could be unchanged for the trip.
Boss Dougie Freedman has no new injury worries following the narrow 2-1 defeat at Ipswich on Saturday.
Alex Marrow remains on the sidelines with an ankle injury and fellow midfielder David Wright is not expected to be fit having missed the last two games with a calf injury.
Ipswich loanee Pablo Counago is available after he was ineligible to face his parent club at the weekend but he will probably be on the bench along with fellow forward Jermaine Easter, who hopes to shake off a knock.
Defender Paddy McCarthy will captain the Eagles against his former club.
Scunthorpe's surprise 4-1 win over leaders QPR on Saturday cut the gap between Palace and the relegation zone to just five points with six games remaining.
Eagles foil Foxes
Crystal Palace gained a valuable 1-1 draw at the Walkers Stadium which did more for their bid to avoid relegation from the npower Championship than it did for Leicester's outside hopes of a play-off place.
Sean Scannell broke the deadlock just after the half-hour mark with his first goal of the season, a long-range effort which moved in the air and left keeper Chris Weale, who should have done better, red faced.
Foxes skipper Matt Oakley came to the home side's rescue with a well-taken volley in the 58th minute but a point is not enough for a City side who are playing the chasing game for a top-six spot.
Yakubu fired a great chance over from two yards in the second half, but ultimately Leicester lacked the invention and final ball necessary to unlock a stubborn Palace side who played 4-5-1 and countered effectively, with the visitors seeing Wilfried Zaha sent off late in injury time.
Despite tonight's result, the two sides' respective ambitions will be shaped over their next two games, with Leicester going to play-off challengers Reading and Nottingham Forest while the Eagles face relegation rivals Scunthorpe and Doncaster.
Palace boss Dougie Freedman named a surprise starting XI with leading scorer James Vaughan, the influential Darren Ambrose, forward Steffen Iversen and midfielder Kemy Agustien relegated to the bench.
In contrast, Sven-Goran Eriksson named the same line-up who brushed aside Burnley in convincing fashion on Saturday.
But there was very little of that form on show this time around as a cagey opening half-hour passed by without a real chance of note at either end, although there was plenty of endeavour on show with both sides in desperate need of points for very different reasons.
A distinct lack of quality in the final third was evidently clear from both sides, with City's on-loan Fulham striker Diomansy Kamara scuffing the best opening disappointingly wide.
And it was no real surprise to see the game's breakthrough come from 30 yards.
Pacy Palace wide man Scannell ran unchallenged before letting fly with an effort from distance which clearly moved in the air but managed to beat Weale in the middle of his goal.
The Foxes stopper did better to deny Scannell a quick second shortly after before Paul Gallagher sent a free-kick comfortably into the hands of Julian Speroni at the other end.
The closing 10 minutes of the first half were similar to the opening 30, with very little for the 22,303 present to get excited about.
Eriksson introduced Darius Vassell at the interval in place of Gallagher.
The change did little to reverse Leicester's attacking struggles and it took a touch of class from Oakley in the 58th minute to level matters.
A ball into the box was half cleared to the edge of the area and the Foxes skipper latched onto it with a sweet volley which left Speroni with no chance.
Yakubu then missed a gilt-edged chance to put Leicester ahead, firing Vassell's low ball over the bar with the goal at his mercy, although the short pass did come to him at pace.
Patrick Van Aanholt forced a smart stop from Speroni as the Foxes pushed for a winner.
Eriksson threw on Lloyd Dyer and Steve Howard with 13 minutes remaining but Palace, with only one away win to their name all season, held firm despite the late loss of Zaha for an apparent touchline stamp on Van Aanholt.
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