Barnes scores late to rescue a point after Zaha’s brilliant breakaway goal. The prospect of a title race remains firmly in the balance. Presented with a chance to capitalise on Liverpool’s slip against West Brom, Leicester failed to shake off the stage fright. Although a late equaliser from Harvey Barnes lifted them into second place, Leicester’s tentativeness in attack against cautious opponents hardly suggested that they are equipped to reel in the champions.
In the end the gap to Liverpool stood at three points when it should have been one. Leicester were wasteful in front of goal, with Kelechi Iheanacho seeing a penalty saved in the first half, and ended up grateful to Barnes for denying Palace, who are winless in five games.