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Leicester, Derby play out FA Cup stalemate

Press Association logoPress Association 27/01/2017 Sean Taylor

Wes Morgan gave Leicester an FA Cup lifeline after his late equaliser denied Derby in a 2-2 draw at Pride Park.

The former Nottingham Forest defender headed home with four minutes remaining when it looked like Craig Bryson's lovely individual goal just before half-time would send the Premier League champions crashing out.

Earlier in the first half Darren Bent scored at both ends, presenting Leicester the lead with a bizarre own goal before making amends with a glancing header.

Leicester led after eight minutes through Bent's own goal.

The striker sliced his attempted goal line clearance into the net after Robert Huth's header struck Chris Baird and bounced towards the net.

He soon had a chance to redeem himself following good work by Johnny Russell, who cut into the penalty area from the left, but he scuffed his shot eight yards out.

However, Bent straightened things out after 21 minutes, proving he is much more effective at the other end, glancing home a header from Will Hughes' clipped cross.

Shinji Okazaki's driving run and shot brought a fine fingertip save from Scott Carson as he helped the shot over the crossbar before a similar surge forward from Jamie Vardy saw his shot deflected just wide.

Derby deservedly led at the break after Bryson's strike.

The midfielder won the ball 30 yards from goal before breaking into the penalty area past Morgan and sending a left-footed shot beyond Kasper Schmeichel and into the far corner of the net.

Leicester were much improved in the second half and deservedly equalised when Morgan headed home Gray's inswinging corner three minutes from time.

Huth survived a penalty appeal when Tom Ince's effort struck his hand but referee Mark Clattenburg gave nothing and the two sides will do it all over again in a replay at the King Power Stadium next month.

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