Leicester new boy Patson Daka shines during lively 3-3 draw with QPR

Leicester new boy Patson Daka shines during lively 3-3 draw away at Queens Park Rangers… with the ex-Red Bull Salzburg forward scoring and earning a penalty for the Foxes

  • Leicester continue their pre-season work with an entertaining 3-3 against QPR
  • New signing Patson Daka shone as he scored and later won a penalty for his side
  • Foxes twice came from behind with Charlie Austin among scorers for the hosts
  • Brendan Rodgers’ side face Manchester City in the Community Shield next week 

Patson Daka made an immediate impression for Leicester in an entertaining game at Loftus Road, as they drew against QPR.

The Zambian, who signed this summer from Red Bull Salzburg, scored one and earned a penalty as the Premier League side twice came from behind.

Rangers looked impressive throughout the contest, and deservedly took the lead when the pace of Ilias Chair was too much for a flat-footed Leicester defence. His cut-back to Charlie Austin was finished off in fine style, past the outstretched Eldin Jakupovic.

Patson Daka impressed for Leicester as the Foxes played out an entertaining 3-3 draw at QPR

Brendan Rodgers would have been delighted to see his new signing hit the ground running

Brendan Rodgers subbed Harvey Barnes for Marc Albrighton at half time, after the 31-year old extended his stay at the King Power.

Rangers continued to look the more energetic of the two sides. Chris Willock could have doubled the lead on 53 minutes, but his fierce shot ricocheted off the post and away.

However, the second goal QPR threatened came soon afterwards, when Yoann Barbet headed home from close range after a flick-on.

Leicester made a further nine changes on the hour mark, in addition to Albrighton at the beginning of the half.

QPR twice came from behind as they build up to the Championship season getting underway

Marc Albrighton came on at half-time having recently signed a new contract at the King Power

The planned substitutions appeared to finally kick-start their pre-season campaign into life, with two goals in the space of three minutes.

Their first goal of the game – and in pre-season – came on 74 minutes, when Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall pounced on a loose ball in the area to fire home from close range.

Three minutes later, Daka ran through on to a through ball, with the Zambian finishing off in style with his first goal for Leicester.

QPR retook the lead on 82 minutes when Rob Dickie was first to the ball after it came off the post.

The pace of Daka forced keeper Seny Dieng to upend the 22-year old with three minutes remaining, and Kelechi Iheanacho made no mistake from the spot.

Kelechi Iheanacho scored Leicester’s third goal from the spot after Daka was fouled late on

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