Mahrez salvages 1-1 draw for Leicester against West Brom

Ruben Hill
October 18, 2017

"We can do better than that and we've got to do better than that, but this is a relentless league", he added.

After a quiet opening period, Nacer Chadli put the Baggies ahead with a stunning free-kick from 30 yards in his first appearance of 2017/18.

Nacer Chadli fired The Baggies into the lead just after the hour-mark with a attractive curling free-kick that beat Kasper Schmeichel from distance.

The hosts rallied and were rewarded for their efforts as the clock ticked down.

The Algerian received a headed ball from compatriot Islam Slimani and controlled it with his chest before hitting it on the half-volley. "It's a very, very tough league". "Take the top six clubs away and from that position right down to the bottom there's not a lot between each club".

To compound West Brom's goalkeeping problems, stand-in Boaz Myhill, making his first Premier League start since April 2016 in Foster's absence, also finished the match at the King Power Stadium with an injury.

With Foster having missed 10 months because of a cruciate ligament injury in 2015, West Brom manager Pulis took a cautious approach to his team selection.

Pulis said: "Jonny has two years left and I don't think anything's going to happen with Jonny for a while".

He was playing with his son in the back garden and he just tweaked his knee and because he's had the cruciate we are a little bit concerned.

"He needed that goal, he's got it and he's done well against Leicester when we've played".

Arsenal are believed to have held a interest in the £30m-rated Northern Ireland global for some time, while Manchester City threw their hat into the ring during the summer but ultimately failed to prise the former United star away from West Brom's grasp.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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