Mark Yeates scored twice for struggling Sheffield United but ended the night disappointed as he gifted Leicester a late penalty to earn the Foxes a draw.
Paul Gallagher's free-kick gave City an early lead after Kyle Bartley was fouled on the edge of the area.
A counter-attack by Yeates and Andy Reid stretched the home defence with Yeates finding the net, and his second was a fine free-kick before half-time.
Late on he was penalised for handball and Steve Howard netted from the spot.
Martyn Waghorn had already gone close for Leicester before he was fouled for the early free-kick which put Sven-Goran Eriksson's side in front.
Bartley brought him down on the edge of the box and Gallagher curled the resulting free-kick into the top-left corner of Steve Simonsen's net.
Foxes skipper Andy King had a chance to make it 2-0 but Kyle Naughton's over-hit pass allowed keeper Simonsen to gather the ball at the midfielder's feet.
On 28 minutes United finally threatened as Yeates curled a weak shot into the arms of Leicester keeper Chris Weale, but it was not long before the Blades got on the scoresheet.
Reid and Yeates had a two-on-one break and Reid took the ball into the area before squaring for a tap-in finish for Yeates.
His second goal, four minutes before the break, was a more spectacular effort, as he fired home a fine free-kick after being fouled by Curtis Davies.
Finding themselves behind at half-time, Leicester brought on strikers Howard and Lloyd Dyer in place of Waghorn and Darius Vassell, but this did not make much difference.
Goalkeeper Simonsen was rarely tested, but in injury-time Leicester's persistence was rewarded as Yeates was deemed to have handled the ball, and Howard put his penalty into the bottom-left corner to earn his side a point.
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Howard (pen) 90+2
22 Abe (Fryatt 74)
14 Waghorn (Howard 55)
37 Vassell (Dyer 55)
02 Jordan yellow card
24 Reid yellow card (Ertl 79)
17 Cresswell (Bogdanovic 86 yellow card)
Ref: Phil GibbsAtt: 20,445
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+4:28 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
90:00+3:31 Kyle Naughton sends in a cross.
90:00+1:32 GOAL - Steve Howard:Leicester 2 - 2 Sheff Utd Power penalty scored by Steve Howard. Leicester 2-2 Sheff Utd.
90:00+0:55 Booking Daniel Bogdanovic receives a yellow card.
90:00+0:27 The referee penalises Mark Yeates for handball.
88:25 Lloyd Dyer sends in a cross, Steve Howard takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.
84:08 Substitution Daniel Bogdanovic comes on in place of Richard Cresswell.
84:08 Steve Howard fouled by Nyron Nosworthy, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Gallagher fires a strike on goal direct from the
82:55 Foul by Nick Montgomery on Richie Wellens, free kick awarded. Jack Hobbs takes the direct free kick.
81:06 Effort from 20 yards by Steve Howard. Save made by Steve Simonsen.
78:29 Substitution Johnny Ertl is brought on as a substitute for Andy Reid.
75:11 Direct free kick taken by Kyle Naughton.
75:11 Booking Andy Reid is booked.
75:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Dyer by Leon Britton.
73:15 Substitution (Leicester) makes a substitution, with Matt Fryatt coming on for Yuki Abe.
73:15 Paul Gallagher produces a cross, Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Andy King goes wide of the right-hand upright.
71:59 Inswinging corner taken by Andy Reid from the right by-line.
70:44 Drilled left-footed shot by Yuki Abe. Save by Steve Simonsen.
69:13 Leon Britton challenges Lloyd Dyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lloyd Dyer takes the free kick.
68:35 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates, clearance by Greg Cunningham.
66:11 Foul by Nyron Nosworthy on Richie Wellens, free kick awarded. Paul Gallagher fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick,
save made by Steve Simonsen. Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, Nick Montgomery fouled by Yuki Abe, the ref awards
a free kick. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
64:13 Kyle Naughton takes the free kick.
64:13 Booking The referee cautions Stephen Jordan for unsporting behaviour.
64:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Jordan on Yuki Abe.
58:35 Paul Gallagher decides to take a short corner, save by Steve Simonsen.
57:15 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, save by Steve Simonsen. Corner taken by Paul Gallagher, clearance
made by Leon Britton.
56:08 Unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Stephen Jordan results in a free kick. Chris Weale takes the direct free kick.
54:41 Substitution (Leicester) makes a substitution, with Lloyd Dyer coming on for Darius Vassell.
54:41 Substitution Steve Howard replaces Martyn Waghorn.
50:41 Andy Reid is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Curtis Davies.
46:48 The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Reid. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.
46:02 Unfair challenge on Kyle Bartley by Greg Cunningham results in a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
45:00+3:21 The match has reached half-time.
45:00+2:05 Richard Cresswell handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Greg Cunningham takes the indirect free kick.
45:00+1:07 Greg Cunningham fouled by Mark Yeates, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Gallagher, save
by Steve Simonsen.
40:02 GOAL - Mark Yeates:Leicester 1 - 2 Sheff Utd Mark Yeates hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty box to the top right corner
of the goal. Leicester 1-2 Sheff Utd.
38:58 Mark Yeates fouled by Curtis Davies, the ref awards a free kick.
37:21 Andy Reid fouled by Richie Wellens, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Reid fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick,
Kyle Naughton gets a block in.
33:44 Unfair challenge on Matthew Lowton by Andy King results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Andy Reid, clearance by Andy
30:51 Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Simonsen
by Darius Vassell. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.
28:46 Assist on the goal came from Andy Reid.
28:46 GOAL - Mark Yeates:Leicester 1 - 1 Sheff Utd Mark Yeates finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leicester 1-1
27:50 Shot by Mark Yeates. Save by Chris Weale.
26:58 Yuki Abe takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
26:14 The ball is swung over by Richie Wellens, Header by Paul Gallagher from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of
22:56 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yuki Abe by Nick Montgomery. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Martyn
Waghorn from right wing, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance. Corner from left by-line taken by Paul Gallagher.
20:01 The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Cresswell. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Weale.
19:43 Stephen Quinn fouled by Kyle Naughton, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Jordan restarts play with the free kick.
16:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yuki Abe by Richard Cresswell. Curtis Davies takes the free kick.
15:12 Nick Montgomery handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.
13:14 The assistant referee signals for offside against Yuki Abe. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
12:26 Richie Wellens challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Leon Britton.
7:44 GOAL - Paul Gallagher:Leicester 1 - 0 Sheff Utd Paul Gallagher grabs a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Leicester
1-0 Sheff Utd.
6:52 Kyle Bartley concedes a free kick for a foul on Martyn Waghorn.
5:26 Paul Gallagher sends in a cross, clearance by Nyron Nosworthy. Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line,
clearance made by Leon Britton.
3:23 Greg Cunningham fouled by Mark Yeates, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.
0:42 Stephen Jordan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martyn Waghorn. Direct effort from the free kick comes in
from Martyn Waghorn. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Martyn Waghorn from the left by-line, Nick Montgomery manages
to make a clearance. Martyn Waghorn takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line
by Martyn Waghorn.
0:00 The game kicks-off.
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