• Jamie Vardy scored a late penalty following a foul from Steve Cook as Claudio Ranieri’s side salvaged a point 
  •  Callum Wilson have Eddie Howe’s side the lead after 24 minutes with a stunning overhead kick 
  • £8million summer signing Tyrone Mings was carried off on a stretcher with a serious looking leg injury  

Sam Cunningham for The Mail on Sunday

Claudio Ranieri described Bournemouth’s play as like an orchestra, and Eddie Howe’s side went from the sublime to tragedy as they shared a point at home to Leicester City.

Callum Wilson scored a first-half overhead kick of the highest calibre, but then they lost new signings Tyrone Mings and Max Gradel to agonising injuries as both awkwardly bent their left legs in innocuous challenges. And a late Jamie Vardy penalty stole victory from them at the climax.

Bournemouth’s opener was a moment of sheer brilliance from the red-hot Wilson, and a well-worked team goal. Not much had happened in the game for the previous 23 minutes, until Charlie Daniels played a one-two with Lee Tomlin and crossed from the left, Gradel managed to get his head to the ball and it popped into the air. Wilson — scorer of a hat-trick against West Ham last weekend — turned away from goal and threw his feet acrobatically in the air to send the ball over his head and in.

Callum Wilson celebrates after scoring a brilliant overhead kick in the first half for Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium

Callum Wilson celebrates after scoring a brilliant overhead kick in the first half for Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium

Jamie Vardy celebrates in front of the Leicester fans after he won and scored the late penalty to salvage a point 

Jamie Vardy celebrates in front of the Leicester fans after he won and scored the late penalty to salvage a point 

The striker made it four goals in two games as he beat Foxes' captain Wes Morgan to the ball to fire home 

The striker made it four goals in two games as he beat Foxes’ captain Wes Morgan to the ball to fire home 

Summer signing Max Gradel (left) looks to turn away from Leicester's Ritchie De Laet during the first half

Summer signing Max Gradel (left) looks to turn away from Leicester’s Ritchie De Laet during the first half

63-year-old Claudio Ranieri (left) and 37-year-old Eddie Howe greet each other before kick off 

63-year-old Claudio Ranieri (left) and 37-year-old Eddie Howe greet each other before kick off 

The England international was brought down by Cherries defender Steve Cook after he wriggled free inside the box 

The England international was brought down by Cherries defender Steve Cook after he wriggled free inside the box 

Vardy rifled home the penalty and sent the away fans wild as they kept up their impressive start to the season

Vardy rifled home the penalty and sent the away fans wild as they kept up their impressive start to the season

MATCH FACTS, TEAM NEWS, RATINGS AND MATCH ZONE:

 

Bournemouth (4-4-1-1): Boruc 6; Francis 6.5, Cook 6, Elphick 6, Daniels 6.5 (Mings 46 6 (Smith 57 6)); Ritchie 6, O’Kane 6, Surman 7.5, Gradel 7 (Pugh 67 6); Tomlin 6.5; Wilson 7.

Subs not used: Federici, MacDonald, Kermorgant, Distin

Manager: Eddie Howe 6

Booked: Gradel, O’Kane

Leicester (4-5-1): Schmeichel 6; De Laet 6.5 (Benalouane 90), Morgan 6, Huth 5.5, Schlupp 7; Mahrez 6 (Okazaki 46 6), King 6, N’Kante 6, Drinkwater 6, Albrighton 5.5 (Dodoo 72 6); Vardy 7.

Subs not used: Schwarzer, Ulloa, Fuchs, Inler.

Manager: Claudio Ranieri 6

Booked: De Laet, Huth, King, Schlupp

Referee: Neil Swarbrick 6.5

Stadium: Vitality Stadium

Attendance: 11,155

MOTM: Surman 

Updated Premier League table 

Jamie Vardy heat map. CLICK HERE for Match Zone

Jamie Vardy heat map. CLICK HERE for Match Zone

Artur Boruc celebrates following Wilson's first half strike as Bournemouth dominated the opening 45 minutes 

Artur Boruc celebrates following Wilson’s first half strike as Bournemouth dominated the opening 45 minutes 

Andrew Surman (left) attempts to dispossess Jeffrey Schlupp as Leicester pushed for an equaliser at the Vitality Stadium

Andrew Surman (left) attempts to dispossess Jeffrey Schlupp as Leicester pushed for an equaliser at the Vitality Stadium

Tyrone Mings (left) was carried off an a stretcher early in the second half following this challenge from Danny Drinkwater 

Tyrone Mings (left) was carried off an a stretcher early in the second half following this challenge from Danny Drinkwater 

Goalscorer Wilson is congratulated by his captain Tommy Elphick after giving the home side an early advantage 

Goalscorer Wilson is congratulated by his captain Tommy Elphick after giving the home side an early advantage 

‘The Bournemouth manager is doing very well,’ Ranieri said, as his side remained unbeaten. ‘I told him at the beginning of the match well done, they play like an orchestra; all the movement and they are very well organised.’

Leicester had looked the better-organised of the two sides until the goal went in. Ranieri started his first job in management when Howe was only 10-years-old and his experience was telling. Howe’s side settled after the goal, however, and they looked value for their lead until the two enforced substitutions of Mings and Gradel allowed Leicester back into the match.

Bournemouth record buy Mings, signed in the summer for £8million, made his long-awaited debut when he came on at half-time, but within six minutes he was writhing around on the floor after horrendously jarring his left leg challenging Danny Drinkwater. He was taken off strapped to a stretcher after a five-minute delay. Worryingly for Howe, Gradel, who has started well for the club following an outlay of £7m, also came off shortly afterwards when he awkwardly bent his left leg. This time the stretcher was waved away but he could only hobble off.

‘We need to assess and scan before making a judgement,’ Howe said. ‘Tyrone didn’t look good, seeing him in that much pain, it’s not nice to see. Max knew early it was serious. Knee injuries are not good to see.’

It meant Howe was unable to conduct from the touchline to ensure the win as Leicester pushed for an equaliser. ‘It restricted us tactically,’ he admitted. ‘We couldn’t make changes when we needed to to get momentum back.’

Leicester’s pressure reached a crescendo when, with four minutes remaining, Vardy — terrier-like in his running all match — burst past two players and into the box where he was chopped down by the sliding Steve Cook. He stepped up to thunder the penalty in. 

The 22-year-old received lengthy treatment and was taken off by medical staff to a standing ovation 

The 22-year-old received lengthy treatment and was taken off by medical staff to a standing ovation 

Ranieri will be thankful that his side got off the hook thanks to Vardy's very late goal on Saturday afternoon

Ranieri will be thankful that his side got off the hook thanks to Vardy’s very late goal on Saturday afternoon

Leicester fans see their side remain unbeaten after it ends 1-1 down in Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon

Leicester fans see their side remain unbeaten after it ends 1-1 down in Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon

Matt Ritchie attempts to loop the ball over Schlupp's head as both sides fought out a tightly contested draw

Matt Ritchie attempts to loop the ball over Schlupp’s head as both sides fought out a tightly contested draw

Shinji Okazaki looks to beat the Bournemouth defence to a floated free-kick late on in the second half 

Shinji Okazaki looks to beat the Bournemouth defence to a floated free-kick late on in the second half 

 

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