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Kasper Schmeichel gets ready to make a save off Gareth McAuley in the English Premier League game between Leicester City and West BromReuters

Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City have further motivation to pick up all three points in their respective English Premier League matches on Wednesday, after leaders Leicester City dropped two of them in their home game against West Bromwich Albion.

A win would have taken Leicester five points clear, but Craig Gardner and West Brom had other ideas, holding Claudio Ranieri's men to a 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium.

The draw is hardly a calamity, though, because the point now takes Leicester three points clear at the top from Spurs and a further six and ten points ahead of Arsenal and Manchester City respectively.

"I watched a fantastic performance," Ranieri told Foxes Player. "I'm happier than the match against Norwich. We won against Norwich but the performance was the same.

"We deserved to win and we created a lot of chances. Twice we hit the crossbar. It's unbelievable, but it's okay – we are alive and we continue to fight.

"Yes I wanted to find a solution to help my players. We created chances on the right and on the left. Lots of crosses and good situations but the ball didn't want to go in. It's OK, we are ready to fight again against Watford."

Salomon Rondon opened the scoring for West Brom in just the 11th minute, muscling past Robert Huth before slotting the ball past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

But, Leicester roared back, as Danny Drinkwater equalised on 30 minutes, with his long-range effort taking a wicked deflection before looping into the back of the net. Leicester were 2-1 up just before halftime as a delightful flick from Riyad Mahrez found Andy King, who made no mistake with the finish.

Just five minutes into the second half, though, West Brom made it 2-2 as Gardner curled in a perfect freekick from 25 yards.

"It was a great, great team performance," West Brom manager Tony Pulis told the club's official website. "The boys have worked incredibly hard out there and defended with their lives, as they had to at times.

"But we also showed quality and a threat going forward and had our chances to nick another goal.

"I don't think people realise how difficult it is to play a second game so close together away from home. It's hard to get the lads 'up' again and get them at it so quickly without home advantage. So I'm really pleased with what we've done against a very good team who I hope will go on to win the championship."

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