Leicester leave it late to win at West Brom

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Leicester matchwinner Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall celebratesLeicester matchwinner Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall headed the first goal then set up the injury time second

Leicester City boss Enzo Maresca made a winning return to The Hawthorns as the Foxes left it late to beat his old club West Bromwich Albion.

Midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall headed the Foxes in front with a 71st-minute header from Wilfred Ndidi's right-wing cross.

Josh Maja's late scrambled equaliser looked to have earned Albion a point in the 89th minute - his first goal for the Baggies.

But, with Albion chasing a winner, four minutes into added time, Dewsbury-Hall raced clear down the inside-left channel on a counter attack before squaring for Harry Winks to side-foot home the winner just inside the right post, to end a wobbly run of just one win in four games.

It stretched Leicester's lead on top of the Championship to four points over second-placed Ipswich, ahead of the rest of the afternoon's fixtures.

Carlos Corberan's Baggies had won five of their previous six games but, in the end, were overpowered by the Foxes' overall superiority.

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Line-ups

West Brom

Formation 4-2-3-1

24Palmer2Furlong6Ajayi4Kipré3Townsend35YokusluBooked at 74minsSubstituted forChalobahat 86'minutes27MowattBooked at 63minsSubstituted forMolumbyat 75'minutes11DianganaSubstituted forMajaat 75'minutes17SarmientoSubstituted forFellowsat 75'minutes10PhillipsSubstituted forSwiftat 45+1'minutes21Thomas-Asante

Substitutes

8Molumby9Maja14Chalobah15Pieters19Swift26Ávila Gordón31Fellows33Griffiths36Taylor

Leicester

Formation 4-3-3

30Hermansen21Ricardo PereiraBooked at 66mins3Faes23Vestergaard2Justin25NdidiSubstituted forCasadeiat 87'minutes8Winks22Dewsbury-Hall35McAteer14Iheanacho10MavididiSubstituted forFatawuat 62'minutes

Substitutes

4Coady7Casadei9Vardy15Souttar17Choudhury18Fatawu28Cannon29Akgün41Stolarczyk

Live Text

Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 1, Leicester City 2.

Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 1, Leicester City 2.

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 1, Leicester City 2. Harry Winks (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall following a fast break.

Foul by Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City).

Cédric Kipré (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

James Justin (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Fellows (West Bromwich Albion).

Foul by Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City).

Semi Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 1, Leicester City 1. Josh Maja (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Substitution, Leicester City. Cesare Casadei replaces Wilfred Ndidi.

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Nathaniel Chalobah replaces Okay Yokuslu.

Attempt blocked. Conor Townsend (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Wout Faes.

Foul by James Justin (Leicester City).

Darnell Furlong (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion).

Offside, Leicester City. Harry Winks is caught offside.

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Tom Fellows replaces Jeremy Sarmiento.

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