Antonio Rudiger goal vs Leicester: The Blues centre back hits a towering header over Kasper Schmeichel to equalise in the Premier League.
Antonio Rudiger had not scored a goal in over 13 months. However, within a span of 25 minutes, the centreback scored twice to help his side equalise against Leicester City in their Premier League encounter at the King Power Stadium.
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Chelsea were awarded a free kick through a foul on Mason Mount by Ricardo Periera. Mount then took the free kick and played the ball towards Rudiger at the far post. Rudiger then jumped over everyone and majestically headed the ball past Kasper Schmeichel from about 12 yards out!
Watch: Antonio Rudiger goal vs Leicester City
GOOOOOOOOOAL, Rudiger again🔥💙
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Rüdiger with a header from DEEP 🤯
This game has been wild! 👏 pic.twitter.com/AF8Nt3bodS
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In the process, Rudiger became the first Chelsea defender since John Terry to score a brace in the Premier League.
2 – Antonio Rüdiger is the first defender to score a brace for Chelsea in the Premier League since John Terry against Fulham in April 2013; both of his goals that day were also headed. Noggin. #LEICHE pic.twitter.com/hACIstv5u4
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Earlier in the match, Rudiger broke the deadlock just a minute after halftime when his head connected with a Mason Mount corner. However, Harvey Barnes helped Leicester level the scores 8 minute later when one of his shots deflected of Andreas Christensen and found its way inside the net.
Leicester then took the lead in the 64th minute when Willy Cabellero failed to get back to his net in time, offering Ben Chilwell all the time in the world to put it in. However, the Foxes lead wouldn’t last for much too long either.
The draw leaves Chelsea 8 points behind, Leicester in the points table. However, they are 7 points ahead of Manchester United, Tottenham and Wolverhampton, all of whom are on 7 points currently. However, two of these sides could cut the gap to 4 points by the end of this weekend.
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