Nottingham Forest were denied the chance to blow the Sky Bet Championship promotion race wide open as Riyad Mahrez earned 10-man Leicester a point with a late goal as a drama-filled east midlands derby ended 2-2.
Billy Davies' hosts fought from going a goal down to Jamie Vardy's 29th-minute strike to take a 2-1 lead through a thumping header from Jamie Paterson and an Andy Reid penalty just before the break.
Nigel Pearson's league leaders were far from beaten however and, despite being a man light following Paul Konchesky's 60th-minute red card, snatched a 2-2 draw late on when Mahrez fired home amid a goalmouth scramble after Karl Darlow had saved Kevin Phillips' penalty.
The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
Rafik Djebbour takes a shot but drags it wide to the right of the goal.
The ball is thrown in by Ritchie De Laet and the play continues.
Clearance made by Danny Collins.
Clearance by Matty James.
Radoslaw Majewski takes a outswinger corner to the near post.
Jamie Paterson sends in a cross.
Ritchie De Laet makes a clearance.
Clearance by Wes Morgan.