Butland own goal costs Stoke victory at Leicester

Leicester defender Wes Morgan ready for return to Premier League action

Butland own goal costs Stoke victory at Leicester

Jack Butland's goalkeeping howler handed Leicester a 1-1 draw with Stoke at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

This was a scrappy game for most of the first half, and the break arrived with the one moment of quality separating the two teams after Shaqiri put the Potters ahead just before half-time.

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland is looking to force his way into Gareth Southgate's starting XI at this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation, but the Potters stopper's chances took a huge hit in today's match, as he made a glaring error to gift Leicester an equaliser at the King Power Stadium. From thereon, the Foxes pushed for a victor but were denied both by the woodwork and some excellent keeping from Butland.

Leicester captain Wes Morgan urged his team to take it one game at a time.

The visitors had had their first shot on target in the 12th minute.

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Following the lively start, the game developed into a scrap with neither team able to control the midfield.

They had plenty of possession and a number of corners, but the Stoke defence coped well with a barrage of crosses, winning most of the aerial duels.

On the other side of the coin, Stoke City are in a relegation battle.

"I think that's the sign of great players, they make mistakes but it's how you come back from them".

Wilfred Ndidi tried too hard to keep the ball in play on the touchline midway inside his own half and Joe Allen nipped in and got a pass infield to Shaqiri, who was in lots of space. The Swiss worldwide drove forwards to the edge of the box - with the Leicester defense backing off - and subsequently curled a low shot into the far-right corner for his third goal in as many games.

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Leicester may have lost had Shaqiri's 40-yard effort following a mistake by Kasper Schmeichel gone in, rather than curl agonisingly wide of the post.

An own goal from Jack Butland earned Leicester City a point as the Foxes failed to win a fourth successive Premier League game.

However, Butland gifted Leicester an equaliser with an own goal midway through the second half when he misjudged a Marc Albrighton cross.

But Butland did at least make amends with a stunning save from Riyad Mahrez.

A minute later and the Foxes were again denied by the woodwork in what was the final chance of the game.

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Butland also got a hand to Maguire's follow-up to turn his global teammate's powerful drive onto the post.

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