Le­ices­ter’s Vardy earns 1-1 draw at Hud­der­s­field

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Le­ices­ter City striker Jamie Vardy’s sec­ond-half equaliser earned the vis­i­tors a 1-1 draw at a dom­i­nant Hud­der­s­field Town in the Premier League yes­ter­day. David Wag­ner’s hosts squan­dered early op­por­tu­ni­ties from pre­cise crosses be­fore striker Lau­rent De­poitre marked his first league start this sea­son with a goal straight af­ter the break.

Le­ices­ter equalised four min­utes later, with Eng­land for­ward Vardy con­vert­ing a penalty af­ter Chris Loew brought down mid­fielder Andy King at the John Smith’s Sta­dium. Craig Shake­speare’s vis­i­tors came clos­est to pick­ing up all three points but Vardy some­how man­aged to miss an open goal fol­low­ing a counter-at­tack led by winger Riyad Mahrez.

Hud­der­s­field main­tained their un­beaten run at home this sea­son, with Wag­ner par­tic­u­larly im­pressed by his side’s quick re­cov­ery from their loss to West Ham United on Monday. “We got the re­sponse I wanted from the West Ham game in terms of the per­for­mance... the team showed great at­ti­tude,” the Ger­man said.

“I was very pleased with the three play­ers who made their first starts. We scored a great goal, but gave pos­ses­sion away too quickly af­ter­wards and Le­ices­ter pun­ished our mis­take.” Shake­speare chose to look at the pos­i­tives and praised Le­ices­ter for their fight­ing spirit af­ter suf­fer­ing three de­feats in their first four league games.

“We have played bet­ter this sea­son and got noth­ing, but that can hap­pen. We were sec­ond best first half, but we showed char­ac­ter to get some­thing. A point can here can still takes us for­ward,” he said. “We cre­ated chances sec­ond half and dug in while de­spite be­ing a lit­tle off the pace.” — Reuters

MU­NICH: Mainz’s Ger­man de­fender Stefan Bell and Bay­ern Mu­nich’s French mid­fielder Franck Ribery vie for the ball dur­ing the Ger­man First di­vi­sion Bun­desliga foot­ball match FC Bay­ern Mu­nich v Mainz 05 in Mu­nich, south­ern Ger­many, yes­ter­day. — AFP

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