Claudio Ranieri: Leicester players must embrace added pressure

West Brom took the lead on 11 minutes through a tidy finish from Venezuelan forward Salomon Rondon (below), before the Foxes - who started the evening two points clear of Tottenham and five ahead of Arsenal - were level on the half hour when a 25-yard effort from Danny Drinkwater deflected up over the goalkeeper.

Claudio Ranieri's men were creating plenty of chances and were desperately unlucky not to have a third with Shinji Okazaki heading into the crossbar, after Jamie Vardy had done in the first half, before Foster denied both Vardy and Wes Morgan to keep the high-flying Foxes at bay.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis declared himself a Leicester City fan after watching his team battle to a 2-2 draw at the King Power stadium tonight.

"We have shown this season we can match the best and beat the best".

"It was a fantastic match and I am very pleased with our performance", he said after watching his side fire 22 shots, although just five found the target. "Tonight we created a lot of chances". I speak for everyone when I say we are playing full of confidence.

"We are confident. Why not win it?"

The victory, secured by a second goal from Diego Costa, lifted Chelsea to eighth and stretched their unbeaten league run since former manager Jose Mourinho left in December to 12 matches. I'm not so happy with the three points but not always you can get three points.

Another Ladbrokes customer has cashed out a £20 wager on the Foxes, netting £16,200 instead of holding out for the £100,000 windfall payable at the end of the season should they defy the odds.

"I think there is Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City who fight for the title", he said.

But just as Albion looked set to hold out until half-time, Leicester scored again to take control of the game - and it was another goal of high quality. Just sometimes you can do everything but the ball doesn't want to go in.

Resurgent Chelsea moved within sight of the European places by beating Norwich 2-1, while Aston Villa's fans staged a mass walkout after the last-place team sunk nearer relegation with a 3-1 home loss to Everton.

Mark Schwarzer says that the Leicester City squad are taking the positives from their 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday night.

Norwich is now without a win in its last seven league games, and has dropped into the relegation zone on 24 points. "They made fantastic goals so well done to them but also well done to my players". Nottingham Forest, when they won the league under Brian Clough were rank outsiders; if Leicester do it it's an even bigger achievement.

Pulis said that Chris Brunt, injured in the win over Crystal Palace, will see a knee specialist on Wednesday.

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