Jul 19, 2017 at 11am UK at ​National Stadium
West BromWest Bromwich Albion
1-1
LeicesterLeicester City
Leicester win 7-6 on penalties
Rodriguez (10')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Mahrez (24')

Result: Leicester City beat West Bromwich Albion to reach Premier League Asia Trophy final

Leicester City reach the final of the Premier League Asia Trophy final after a penalty shootout victory over West Bromwich Albion in Hong Kong.

Leicester City have reached the final of the Premier League Asia Trophy after a penalty-shootout victory over West Bromwich Albion in Hong Kong.

Wantaway Foxes star Riyad Mahrez, who has been linked to Roma, got himself on the scoresheet, while Jay Rodriguez nabbed his first goal for the Baggies in normal time.

The early chances came West Brom's way when Rodriguez hit a half-volley from inside the middle of the box, but he clipped it slightly and the ball ended up getting hoofed away by Daniel Amartey.

In the build-up, Matt Phillips managed to break away from his marker down the right-hand side of the field before nutmegging Callum Elder and cutting the ball across for Rodriguez.

The West Brom new boy got on the scoresheet three minutes later after latching on to Jake Livermore's pass on the edge of the box and curling the ball into the back of the net.

Leicester responded later in the half when Mahrez, who submitted a transfer request at the end of last season, made the most of some poor play from West Brom.

Phillips's chipped ball towards Claudio Yacob missed its intended target, which allowed Mahrez to charge forward with the ball, slicing through defenders and slotting home from inside the box.

Were it not for some poor control from Islam Slimani, Leicester could have been two goals to the good before the break, and Mahrez had another opportunity when he set himself up to shoot from a rebounded effort, but Ben Foster made the save.

Both managers rung the changes for the second half, and it was West Brom who came out firing as Livermore played the ball through to James McClean, but his powerful effort went wide.

Nacer Chadli tried to nudge the Baggies ahead from a free kick, but Leicester's goalkeeper got a hand to it and prevented the ball from nestling into the net.

At the other end, Marc Albrighton delivered a perfectly-weighted cross into the danger area searching for Leonardo Ulloa, but Craig Dawson headed the ball from danger.

With the heat causing the teams to stop for regular drinks breaks, it was never going to be a ferocious encounter, but the two Premier League sides failed to find a winner in normal time, which resulted in a penalty shootout.

Spot kicks were to be taken in an unorthodox "ABBA" style, whereby West Brom would line up first to take one, then Leicester would take two, then the Baggies would take another two and so on.

There were 13 penalties in all, with 19-year-old West Brom midfielder Sam Field the only individual to miss his effort, while the winning spot kick was converted by Albrighton.

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