Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri was full of praise for the efforts of his side giving away a one goal lead to draw West Bromwich Albion 2-2 in a Barclays Premier League tie at King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.
Salomon Rondon shrugged off Robert Huth to give West Brom the lead, but a Danny Drinkwater deflected shot levelled it. Andy King finished a wonderful move to put Leicester ahead only for Craig Gardner to equalise with a free-kick.
Ranieri’s men missed the chance to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League table but the former Chelsea manager says he was happier with his lads’ performance on Tuesday as against the Norwich tie.
“I watched a fantastic performance. I’m happier tonight than the match against Norwich. We won against Norwich but the performance was the same tonight.
“We deserved to win and we created a lot of chances. Twice we hit the crossbar. It’s unbelievable, but it’s okay – we are alive and we continue to fight.
“Yes I wanted to find a solution to help my players. We created chances on the right and on the left. Lots of crosses and good situations but the ball didn’t want to go in. It’s okay, we are ready to fight again against Watford.” The Leicester boss told Foxes Player HD
Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki both rattled the crossbar with headers in the match, but Craig Gardner’s stunning free kick early in the second half eventually earned the visitors a point.
The Foxes now sit three points clear at the top of the table ahead of Tottenham who will come up against Nigerian duo of Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike at West Ham on Wednesday.