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Leicester City 1-1 Burnley

Burnley's Danny Ings

Danny Ings's second-half equaliser helped Burnley temporarily retain top spot in the Championship and keep Leicester City in third.

Ings smartly fired the ball into the net from close range for his 12th league goal of the campaign.

Former Clarets loanee David Nugent had opened the scoring from the penalty spot in a Foxes-dominated first half.

QPR's 2-0 win at Blackpool later on Saturday saw them replace the Clarets at the top of the table.

Looking to avoid a third straight defeat for the first time since April, Leicester started quickly as they put Burnley's defence under heavy pressure early on.

And they were almost rewarded within the first five minutes, with the lively Lloyd Dyer and Danny Drinkwater having goal-bound shots blocked.

The Foxes kept coming forward, with Anthony Knockaert seeing a fierce 20-yard volley held by goalkeeper Tom Heaton at the second attempt as Burnley were forced into some desperate defending to keep the score level.

Their resistance was finally broken, though, in somewhat fortuitous circumstances, as defender Jason Shackell was harshly adjudged to have pushed striker Jamie Vardy inside the penalty area, despite making little contact. Nugent stepped up to calmly convert from the spot.

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Post-match: Leicester boss Nigel Pearson

Burnley had scored in nine away matches in all competitions this season and, having been out-played for 25 minutes, showed their threat when top scorer Ings headed Kieran Trippier's right-wing cross against the post.

The Clarets slowly began to work their way into the game but should have been 2-0 behind just before the break when Vardy dragged a shot wide of the far post with just Heaton to beat.

Having had little to do in the opening 45 minutes, Leicester's defence was sleeping at the start of the second half as Ings controlled Trippier's low cross from the right before converting from close range.

And Burnley should have been ahead five minutes later. Ritchie De Laet's back-pass from the halfway line went straight to Sam Vokes but home goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel brilliantly parried his shot wide.

The visitors finished strongly, with strike pairing Ings and Vokes a constant threat, as Leicester were made to regret failing to capitalise on their first-half dominance.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson told Foxes Player:

"For the most part it was a very good performance from us.

"In the first half we really did dominate the game and created a number of chances. I suppose today we will be talking about the fact we've not taken the number of chances we created against a very good side.

"It was a tight encounter but we had enough chances to win the game, there's no doubt about that."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche told the Clarets' official website:

"I thought the players were a bit naive to come here and expect Leicester to not be on the front foot from the off.

"Our passing was a bit slow and we didn't use the ball wisely.

"But after their goal I thought we grew into the game and got better as we went on.

"We were just playing too much one-touch football in the top third of the pitch, so we had to build better."

Line-ups

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 2de LaetBooked at 29minsSubstituted forWasilewskiat 70'minutes
  • 3Konchesky
  • 4Drinkwater
  • 5Morgan
  • 18Moore
  • 24Knockaert
  • 8James
  • 9VardySubstituted forSchluppat 83'minutes
  • 35NugentSubstituted forTaylor-Fletcherat 69'minutes
  • 11Dyer

Substitutes

  • 7Hammond
  • 10King
  • 15Schlupp
  • 22Taylor-Fletcher
  • 23Miquel
  • 25Logan
  • 27Wasilewski

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 6Mee
  • 8MarneyBooked at 82mins
  • 4Duff
  • 5Shackell
  • 37Arfield
  • 14Jones
  • 9Vokes
  • 10Ings
  • 19KightlySubstituted forTreacyat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Lafferty
  • 11Stanislas
  • 12Cisak
  • 15Edgar
  • 22Stock
  • 26Treacy
  • 28Long
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
23,143

Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Leicester City 1, Burnley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leicester City 1, Burnley 1.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Ben Mee.

Attempt blocked. Keith Treacy (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daniel Drinkwater.

Attempt blocked. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Heaton.

Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Leicester City).

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Keith Treacy (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Jeffrey Schlupp replaces Jamie Vardy.

Booking

Dean Marney (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Dean Marney (Burnley).

Foul by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Keith Treacy.

Attempt missed. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer with a cross.

Liam Moore (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

Attempt missed. David Jones (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Vokes with a headed pass.

Foul by Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City).

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

Attempt blocked. Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Vokes with a cross.

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Vokes with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Keith Treacy replaces Michael Kightly.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Marcin Wasilewski replaces Ritchie de Laet.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Gary Taylor-Fletcher replaces David Nugent.

Attempt missed. Paul Konchesky (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Liam Moore.

Attempt blocked. David Jones (Burnley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ben Mee (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

Attempt missed. David Nugent (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kieran Trippier (Burnley) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Michael Duff (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Kasper Schmeichel.

Attempt saved. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

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2Burnley2011721740
3Leicester2012351039
4Derby2011451637
5Reading20974734
6Leeds201037933
7Nottm Forest20884732
8Brighton20875731
9Blackpool20875031
10Ipswich20866630
11Blackburn20767127
12Huddersfield20758126
13Watford20677225
14Birmingham20659023
15Wigan18648-122
16Bolton19577-322
17Bournemouth206410-1422
18Millwall20569-1521
19Middlesbrough20488-120
20Doncaster205510-1720
21Charlton204610-918
22Sheff Wed19388-817
23Yeovil204511-1017
24Barnsley203611-1915
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