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19 July 2017 Venue Hong Kong Stadium Attendance 40,000 Referee Paul Tierney

Kick off 11:00 (UK)

Leicester City
1 - 1
(Pens 7 - 6) FT
West Bromwich Albion

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4-3-3
  • 12
    Ben Hamer
    GK
  • 15
    Harry Maguire
    DF
  • 16
    Tom Lawrence
    FW
  • 18
    Daniel Amartey
    MF
  • 19
    Islam Slimani
    FW
  • 20
    Shinji Okazaki
    FW
  • 22
    Matty James (C)
    MF
  • 25
    Wilfred Ndidi
    MF
  • 26
    Riyad Mahrez
    MF
  • 29
    Yohan Benalouan
    DF
  • 31
    Callum Elder
    DF

Substitutes

  • 1
    Kasper Schmeichel
    SUB
  • 2
    Danny Simpson
    SUB
  • 4
    Danny Drinkwater
    SUB
  • 5
    Wes Morgan
    SUB
  • 9
    Jamie Vardy
    SUB
  • 10
    Andy King
    SUB
  • 11
    Marc Albrighton
    SUB
  • 13
    Ahmed Musa
    SUB
  • 21
    Vincent Iborra
    SUB
  • 23
    Leo Ulloa
    SUB
  • 28
    Christian Fuchs
    SUB
  • 32
    Harvey Barnes
    SUB
  • 33
    Elliott Moore
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Craig Shakespeare

4-4-2
  • 1
    Ben Foster
    GK
  • 2
    Allan Nyom
    DF
  • 5
    Claudio Yacob
    MF
  • 6
    Jonny Evans (C)
    DF
  • 8
    Jake Livermore
    MF
  • 9
    Salomon Rondon
    FW
  • 10
    Matt Phillips
    MF
  • 11
    Chris Brunt
    MF
  • 19
    Jay Rodriguez
    FW
  • 25
    Craig Dawson
    DF
  • 26
    Ahmed Hegazi
    DF

Substitutes

  • 4
    Hal Robson-Kanu
    SUB
  • 13
    Boaz Myhill
    SUB
  • 14
    James McClean
    SUB
  • 22
    Nacer Chadli
    SUB
  • 34
    Rekeem Harper
    SUB
  • 44
    Tyler Roberts
    SUB
  • 45
    Jonathan Leko
    SUB
  • 47
    Sam Field
    SUB
  • 49
    Kane Wilson
    SUB
  • 50
    Dara O'Shea
    SUB
  • 53
    Max Melbourne
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Tony Pulis

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Match Reports

Leicester 1 Albion 1 (7-6 on penalties)

19 July 2017

ALBION missed out on a place in Saturday’s Premier League Asia Trophy final but gained plenty of benefits from their Hong Kong Midlands derby against Leicester City.

The semi-final finished 1-1 with Albion subsequently consigned to a third-place play-off clash against Crystal Palace after losing a penalty shoot-out 7-6 at the Hong Kong stadium.

But a stunning first goal for the Club from Jay Rodriguez, a hugely impressive opening appearance by new defensive recruit Ahmed Hegazi and a string of exciting contributions from the Baggies youth brigade softened the blow for Head Coach Tony Pulis.

The match, played in punishing conditions of near 30C heat and 82 per cent humidity, must rank as one of Albion's best pre-season work-outs of the Premier League era with all but four of the 22-strong tour squad gaining valuable game-time.

Albion and Leicester have shared a string of razor-edge contests in recent years and this was another to add to the list and lit up by a sensational start to his Baggies career for Rodriguez.

The game was only into the 10th minute when he collected Craig Dawson's pass inside and after one touch to set himself up hammered an angled and rising drive from 25 yards beyond Ben Hamer.

At the back, Hegazi's performance was all the more eye-catching following his trip across the time zones in the last four days which saw the Egypt international fly from Cairo to Birmingham and then on to Hong Kong following his signing.

Given a start alongside new captain Jonny Evans, who with Ben Foster and Dawson featured for the entire 90 minutes, the 26-year-old looked every inch the experienced international he is and might even have got across to cut-out Riyad Mahrez's 23rd-minute equaliser had he not been cleverly blocked off by Shinji Okazaki.

Both teams began ringing the changes thereafter, Pulis bringing Nacer Chadli, James McClean and a quartet of youngsters – Sam Field, Kane Wilson, Jonathan Leko and Rekeem Harper – into the fray to good effect.

The Hong Kong fans took a particular shine to Leko as he tested Leicester with some exciting runs down the right while another new face to this level, 17-year-old Harper also impressed.

Both teams got into goalscoring areas without finding the killer touch which, under the rules of the competition, led to penalties after 90 minutes.

They were played out under the new ABBA system, which saw Albion start and then Leicester take the next two kicks in the style of tennis tie-breaks, and featured three decisive moments.

Foster got a hand to Danny Drinkwater's spot-kick only for the ball to squirm under his body and trickle over the line which meant that Hamer's save from Field at 6-6 gave Marc Albrighton the opening to score the winning penalty.

In the second semi-final that followed Liverpool beat Palace 2-0 and will now meet the Foxes in the final after Albion take on the Eagles.

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