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Albion 2 Leicester 3

31 October 2015

* Baggies sunk by another Foxes revival

* Rondon opens scoring

* Mahrez (2), Vardy strike in the second-half

* Albion star man: Jonny Evans

Albion became the latest victims of Leicester City’s campaign of comebacks in a thrilling Barclays Premier League clash at The Hawthorns.

The Baggies looked to be on course for the hat-trick of wins they were chasing with a first-half lead provided by another terrific Salomon Rondon header.

But the visitors hit back with two Riyad Mahrez goals in seven second half minutes to wrestle the initiative and then extended their lead with a breakaway Jamie Vardy goal – taking his run of consecutive scoring games to eight.

Rickie Lambert gave the Baggies hope with an 83rd minute penalty after Callum McManaman had been tripped, his first goal for the club.

But despite  a thrilling finale in which Rondon, McManaman and Lambert came so close to crowning a comeback of their own for the home side, it ended with a repeat of the scoreline from the same fixture last season.

Albion: Myhill, Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Brunt (McManaman 82), Fletcher (c), Yacob (Morrison 75), McClean, Sessegnon, Berahino (Lambert 75), Rondon

Subs: Lindegaard; Olsson, Chester, Gardner, McManaman

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan (c), Schlupp, Albrighton (Dyer 75), Drinkwater (Okazaki 88), Kanté, Mahrez; Ulloa (King 69), Vardy.

Subs: De Laet, Chilwell, Schwarzer, Inler

Booked: Huth (foul 88)

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Greater Manchester).

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