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Leicester grabs 2-2 draw v Middlesbrough with late penalty
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Islam Slimani converted an injury-time penalty as Leicester snatched a 2-2 draw at home to Middlesbrough on Saturday, the latest disappointing result in the English champion's title defense.
Alvaro Negredo put Middlesbrough ahead twice at King Power Stadium and Leicester replied with two penalties, the first from Riyad Mahrez and then from substitute Slimani in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
Leicester, which qualified midweek for the knockout stage of the Champions League, avoided a third straight Premier League defeat but has only won once in its last eight games and is two points above the relegation zone.
Negredo ended his goal drought stretching back to the first weekend of the season when he met Gaston Ramirez's low cross with a finish from 16 meters in the 13th minute.
Leicester, without the banned Danny Drinkwater, almost equalized from Shinji Okazaki's overhead kick that hit the woodwork but did draw level after Calum Chambers handled the ball in the area. Mahrez's penalty went in off the post for his seventh goal of the season.
The goal transformed the Foxes and Ramirez had to make a goal-saving challenge when he whipped the ball off Jamie Vardy's toes, just as it looked like the striker would end his own 14-game goal drought.
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri turned to record signing Slimani with 25 minutes left as he replaced Vardy, who was still looking for a club goal since Sept. 10.
Leicester was completely caught out for Negredo's second, which came from Adam Forshaw's ball over the top. The Spanish striker raced into the area and planted a fine angled finish past Ron-Robert Zieler.
Middlesbrough was denied, though, when Morgan was fouled in the box by Marten de Roon and Slimani sent Victor Valdes the wrong way from the spot.
Trump's pick for Israel envoy goes on damage control
WASHINGTON (AP) — The combative attorney President Donald Trump picked as his ambassador to Israel sought to repair the damage from past attacks on political opponents, telling Congress he deeply regretted using inflammatory language and promised to be "respectful and measured" should he be confirmed.During his confirmation hearing Thursday, David Friedman said he deserved criticism for incendiary comments that targeted former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
UK's Labour Party leader says government has no Brexit plans
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The best banh mi in Hanoi
Different fillings, pate, rolls, eggs with crispy crust and steak have all made Vietnamese bread (banh mi) sandwiches world-famous street food.Vietnam is a mishmash of incongruent four and five-story buildings. Across the street is one of the best street food places in the world Banh Mi Pho Hue, the no-frills sandwich shop named for the Hanoi street on which it sits nBanh Mi in Hanoi is a family run shop since 1974, and has a reputation for closing whenever the cooks run out of ingredients.With… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Obama urges China to stop flexing muscles over South China Sea
U.S. President Barack Obama. Photo by Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo China needs to be a more responsible power as it gains global influence and avoid flexing its muscles in disputes with smaller countries over issues like the South China Sea (Vietnam's East Sea), U.S. President Barack Obama told CNN in an interview to be aired on Sunday. Obama, who meets with President Xi Jinping at a G20 summit next week in China, told CNN the United States supports the peaceful rise of China but that… chat_bubble_outline Read More...