Double salvo sinks Foxes
By James Pearson. Last Updated: December 9, 2005 9:42pm
Stoke City left it late before goals from Mamady Sidibe and Sambegou Bangoura gave The Potters a thrilling 3-2 win over Leicester City.
The Foxes led midway through the second half after Elvis Hammond restored their lead after Paul Gallagher's penalty cancelled out Joey Gudjonsson's opener, but the visitors failed to hang on.
The home side had the first sight of goal but Sidibe blazed wide from Gallagher's right wing cross and just moments later they were behind.
Leicester crafted a well-worked free kick with Gudjonsson slipping past Darel Russell before firing an arrow into Steve Simonsen's corner of the net from outside the box.
Stoke were level before the break when Rab Douglas brought down Bangoura in the area, although Gallagher had to beat Douglas twice with the spot-kick following encroachment by Sidibe first time around.
Just moments after half time the visitors were back in front when Hammond capitalised on a slip in the area to lash home past Simonsen into the far post.
The Foxes had chances to put the game to bed and Gudjonsson was desperately unlucky when his shot hit the crossbar while Iain Hume came within a whisker with a curling effort.
Stoke made Craig Levein's side pay when Sidibe superbly headed home David Brammer's cross and just moments later Bangoura was on hand to head home Brammer's left wing cross.
Leicester were stunned by the double blow and failed to muster an equaliser meaning Stoke climb to sixth in The Championship while The Foxes stay 16th.
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