Palace win aerial fight to hold Foxes
PREMIER LEAGUE: Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare insisted he was satisfied with a point despite watching his team squander a two-goal lead as they drew 2-2 at Crystal Palace.
He also dismissed suggestions the Foxes became distracted by the prospect of tomorrow’s Champions League fixture against Atletico Madrid.
Leicester appeared comfortable when Jamie Vardy’s second-half finish doubled the advantage built by Robert Huth’s early header.
Unconvincing defending then led to Yohan Cabaye scoring Palace’s first goal, before Christian Benteke headed the hosts level.
Twelth-placed Leicester next host Atletico hoping to overcome a one-goal deficit from the first leg of their European quarter-final, but when asked if they had become distracted after going two up, Shakespeare responded: “No.
“There is a tinge of disappointment, especially when you go two up away from home. (But) we should be pleased with a point, probably.
“We could have seen it out if we’d stayed in the lead a bit longer, but they asked a lot of questions of us with their aerial threat.”