Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel claims Yeovil equaliser

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel faces a wait to find out whether he can claim the Foxes' late equaliser in the 1-1 Championship draw with Yeovil.

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Football League credits Chris Wood with Leicester City equaliser

Chris Wood heads in Leicester City's equaliser Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

Leicester City's Chris Wood has been credited with scoring the Foxes' equaliser against Yeovil Town.

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel had claimed the goal after his header came crashing against the underside of the cross bar before Wood headed it in.

Kasper Schmeichel's header hit the cross bar before Chris Wood headed it in Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

But the Football League has now ruled in Wood's favour, saying on Twitter:

"After consultation with the match officials, we can confirm @OfficialFOXES' equalising goal last night has been awarded to Chris Wood #LCFC."

Football League to check with officials over Schmeichel goal

The Football League says it will speak to the match officials of Leicester City's 1-1 draw with Yeovil to seek clarification over who should be credited with Leicester's goals.

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel headed a cross against the underside of the bar before Chris Wood headed in the equaliser.

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Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel faces wait over goal

Kasper Schmeichel's header hit the cross bar before Chris Wood headed it in Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel faces a wait to find out whether he can claim the Foxes' late equaliser in the 1-1 Championship draw with Yeovil.

Schmeichel joined in attack and sent a header against the cross bar and down. The ball appeared to be over the line before striker Chris Wood - who has officially been credited with the goal - headed it in.

The Leicester keeper comes from a line of free-scoring goalies - his father Peter scored nine times including one for Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Burnley are now just three points behind Leicester City at the top of the Championship Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

Leicester's assistant manager Craig Shakespeare joked that he will leave his players to decide who should claim the goal.

"I don't really care who scored. They are both claiming it.

"Kasper has been looking at the video evidence. When his header came down off the bar I didn't see the linesman signal the goal so I am pleased that Chris made sure. They can fight over it in the dressing room."

The Dubious Goals Panel will have the final say on who scored the equaliser.

If he is credtied with the goal it will be the first time a Leicester goalkeeper has scored since Peter Shilton's long distance effort in a 5-1 win over Southampton in 1967.

Leicester City's Wes Morgan (left) celebrates with Kasper Schmeichel Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire
Leicester City's Chris Wood turns away to celebrate after heading in the rebound Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

The draw extended Leicester's unbeaten run to 18 games but Shakespeare said it was a frustrating night for his side:

"It was a frustrating game for us but I suppose, on reflection, you have to be delighted to get a late goal in the manner that we did.

"You have to give Yeovil credit for scoring the first goal and for giving us problems. But I also give respect to our lads for the way they kept going - you saw what it meant to them at the end in the way they celebrated."

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