Everton held by Foxes, Villa take points at Stoke
Spurs debutant Eric Dier scores later winner at West Ham as Sunderland earn draw at West Brom
Aidan McGeady (left) of Everton celebrates his goal with James McCarthy at the King Power Stadium. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images
Manager Paul Lambert of Aston Villa and assistant Roy Keane (right) on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match at Stoke City. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images
Substitute Chris Wood gave Leicester something to celebrate on their return to the top-flight as his 86th minute effort sealed a 2-2 draw with Everton.
Ireland’s Aiden McGeady curled the visitors in front on 20 minutes only for Leonardo Ulloa, the Foxes’ recent capture from Brighton, to equalise almost immediately.
Aston Villa and Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane’s competitive game ended in victory thanks to Andreas Weimann.
Weimann’s 50th minute drive sealed a 1-0 win over Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.
Villa were on top for long periods of the game and could have increased their winning margin with chances for Charles N’Zogbia and Leandro Bacuna.
The Hammers were also reduced to 10 men in the 63rd minute when James Collins was issued his second yellow card, and things got worse for the hosts as Harry Kane sent Dier clear to snatch the winner in added time.
Lee Cattermole’s thunderous early opener was cancelled out by a Saido Berahino penalty and the Baggies striker put his side in front with a close-range volley in the 74th minute.
But Gus Poyet’s men refused to accept defeat and grabbed a point when the impressive Patrick van Aanholt crossed from the left and set up Larsson to stroke home the equaliser.
Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor saved a late Charlie Austin penalty as the Tigers hung on for a 1-0 win at QPR.
James Chester put the visitors in front with a diving header in the 52nd minute but his 83rd handball gave the home side their spot-kick chance, only for Austin to see his weak kick well saved.