Michael Keane's late last-gasp equaliser against Leeds rescues Leicester City's promotion dreams
Michael Keane headed home a vital equaliser for Leicester City in the last minute of added time against Leeds to keep alive their promotion hopes.
City seemed to be heading for their fourth defeat in six games after Sam Byram had put Leeds on course for only their fourth away win of the campaign until the 20-year-old defender popped up at the far post to head home Martyn Waghorn's corner.
It had been a frustrating night for City and, while they really needed all three points, they never gave up.
After picking up just four points from their last five games, a victory would have put City back into the hunt for automatic promotion, while Leeds' recent form had given them an outside chance of gate-crashing the play-offs.
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Leeds had kept three consecutive clean sheets coming into the game and City possessed the best defensive record in the Championship, so it was no surprise that the first half was goalless, although there was no shortage of efforts on goal.
Twice Paddy Kenny had to produce an excellent save to deny Chris Wood, and then Anthony Knockaert on the stroke of half-time.
But City were also tested defensively by the visitors on the counter-attack and twice Byram was given a free header inside the City box, but he could not take advantage.
City struggled to maintain the same level of intensity in the second period and were punished when Byram was allowed to ghost in at the far post and volley home from close range.
City had a strong claim for a penalty in added time when Harry Kane was pushed over inside the area, but the breakthrough finally came when Keane rose majestically at the back post to head home Waghorn's corner.
City striker Marko Futacs has joined Championship rivals Blackpool on a one-month loan.