Leicester City fought back to grab a point at home to Stoke on Saturday, but it is Jack Butland they have to thank for that.
Stoke’s hopes for survival took another big hit after they threw away a first-half lead to draw 1-1. Xherdan Shaqiri had given Paul Lambert’s side in the lead with a curling effort past Kasper Schmeichel, and they were on track for a massive win, only for goalkeeper Butland to have a horror moment between the posts 20 minutes from time.
Riyad Mahrez ran at the Potters’ defence before releasing Marc Albrighton. His cross was fizzed across the box, and with Jamie Vardy making a near-post dart in an attempt to turn the ball home, Butland did it for him by spilling the cross into the net.
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Leicester could well have taken all three points, with Mahrez missing a golden chance late on, but after seeing this many supporters will be baffled as to how Stoke did not come away with the win.
Butland certainly won’t want to see this one again, and with a relegation six-pointer on the cards with Southampton next weekend, they will be hoping there isn’t a repeat.
Nightmare stuff for the England international.