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Ramadan Sobhi gets late cameo as Stoke drop points

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Posted on December 17, 2016
Ramadan Sobhi Stoke City

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Ramadan Sobhi was substituted on in injury time, as Stoke City failed to hold on for a win against reigning champions Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.

Reigning English Premier League champions Leicester City have been struggling domestically this season, and Stoke City saw this encounter as a chance to clinch a vital win.

The hosts found themselves with a numerical advantage as early as the 28th minute, when Jamie Vardy received a straight red for a challenge on Mame Biram Diouf.

10 minutes later, Leicester defender Danny Simpson handled inside his own area to concede a penalty – and earn himself a booking – and Bojan Krkic duly converted from 12 yards to give his side the lead.

The visitors’ nightmare first half continued, as they received a further four bookings before Joe Allen scored on the brink of half-time to make it 2-0.

Despite Stoke’s dominance continuing in the second half, Jose Leonardo Ulloa halved the deficit halfway through the second period, before Daniel Amartey equalised in the 88th minute to silence the home crowd.

Mark Hughes threw on Ramadan Sobhy in the second minute of added time in an attempt to score a late winner, but the scoreline held until the final whistle.

Stoke will see the match as a wasted opportunity to climb as high as 7th in the standings, and instead only rose one place to occupy 11th place after 17 matches played.

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