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Tottenham draw feels like defeat - Leicester boss Ranieri

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri was left to rue what might have been in the FA Cup on Sunday.

The Foxes were denied a clear passage through to the next round when Nathan Dyer was penalised for handball in the 89th minute of their 2-2 draw with Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Goals from Marcin Wasliewski and Shinji Okazaki had Leicester ahead after conceding to Christian Eriksen's eighth-minute strike but Harry Kane came off the bench to slot home from the spot at the death in what Ranieri said felt like a loss.

"Yes of course because there were very few minutes at the end of the match and there was this penalty.

"I didn't see the penalty because there were two players in front of me and I don't know if they touched, but the more important thing was the referee gave this penalty."

However, the Italian felt his bit-part players did a very good job in producing a draw against a side of Tottenham's quality.

"It is another match we will play and I'm very glad to give another chance to my eight players who aren't used to playing consistently," he added.

"It is is good for them and me to watch again because they didn't play since the last match we played in the League Cup. Eight new players [in the team] but I didn't see a big difference. They played very, very well."

"Two-two is a positive result, well done!"

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