Although Leicester’s Premier League campaign hasn’t yet reached the heights of last seasons, their Champions League exploits have been impressive and the English champions are undefeated in four games.
They hosted a West Brom side who haven’t won a game since September and would be looking to take advantage of Leicester’s busy schedule.
The away side crafted out the first chance of the game, Matt Philips pounced on a loose ball and after taking it slightly wide, forced a save from Zieler which only just took the ball wide of the goal.
Leicester had been attempting to isolate Nyom and after Riyad Mahrez performed some typical trickery to beat him, the Algerian whipped in a delicious cross which was crucially blocked by McAuley.
At half-time Claudio Ranieri would be frustrated with his Leicester side, who had never really got going in a tense and tactical first-half. West Brom had created more opportunities but lacked any cutting edge in the box and as a result the game was goalless at the interval.
The away side started the second half brightly and took the lead on 52 minutes. Philips found acres of space on the right flank and delivered a perfect cross which the onrushing James Morrison headed coolly into the far post.
But their lead lasted all of two minutes as the Foxes hit back. Riyad Mahrez had been providing crosses all night and with 54 minutes on the clock he produced a wonderful center to Islam Slimani who simply nodded the ball beyond Ben Foster.
West Brom were looking capitalise on their superb set piece ability and after an inswiging corner found Dawson, he forced a decent save out of Zieler.
The away side were gifted the lead again after 71 minutes when Danny Drinkwater horrendously underhit a backpass which was pounced upon by Philips and he then committed the keeper and simply chipped the ball over him to send the aways fans into delirium.
Leicester were pushing for another equaliser and after Mahrez skillfully beat Nyom, his cross picked out King who powered a header towards goal but only to find Foster, much to the annoyance of the home crowd.
This win sees West Brom peel away from the relegation zone and climb up to 11th in the Premier League. However, Leicester’s league woes continue and they stay in 13th, with any dim hope of a miracle title retainment surely gone.