LONDON (AP) - Crystal Palace took another step toward Premier League survival by recovering from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw with Leicester on Saturday.
Early goals from Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy in each half had taken Leicester close to a momentum-building victory as the champions prepare for Tuesday’s visit of Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinals.
But Palace swiftly responded through Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke to claim a point and move seven points clear of the relegation zone.
Leicester is two points ahead of the London club in 12th place after mounting a feeble defense of its title. But Europe is the priority, with Craig Shakespeare’s side only trailing 1-0 to Atletico heading into the second leg at the King Power Stadium.
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