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Simon Mignolet the penalty hero in Liverpool’s victory over Leicester

Simon Mignolet turned away a Jamie Vardy penalty to ensure Liverpool held on for a 3-2 victory over Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

Liverpool opened the scoring in the 16th minute, with Mohamed Salah arriving at the far post to head home Philippe Coutinho’s cross.

Coutinho then got in on the act himself, bending a fine free kick on the edge of the area into the corner seven minutes later.

But Leicester pulled one back on the stroke of half-time, with Liverpool failing to deal with a corner and Shinji Okazaki bundling home from close range.

Jordan Henderson restored the visitors’ two-goal advantage in the 68th minute, slotting past Kasper Schmeichel after being teed up by Daniel Sturridge following a counterattack.

But Leicester once again pulled one back a minute later as Vardy nodded in the rebound at the far post after Mignolet had saved Demarai Gray’s strike.

The hosts had a chance to level proceedings just a few minutes later when Vardy was hauled down in the area by Mignolet, but the England international saw his penalty turned away by the Liverpool keeper.

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