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Burnley 0-1 Leicester City

Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy's winner was his fourth goal of the season

Jamie Vardy scrambled in a winner to lift Leicester out of the Premier League relegation zone 59 seconds after Burnley missed a penalty.

Matty Taylor hit the post from the spot after Paul Konchesky fouled him.

Leicester ran up to the other end and Vardy got the ball over the line after keeper Tom Heaton had prevented a Michael Duff own goal.

It secured a fourth straight win - while Burnley are five points from safety at the bottom of the table.

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A lot of hard work still to do - Pearson

Victory raised Leicester hopes of a remarkable relegation escape - they were seven points adrift of safety at the start of April.

That run represents a significant turnaround in fortunes for manager Nigel Pearson, who looked set to lose his job in February.

But a failure to find the net looks increasingly likely to cost Sean Dyche's side their Premier League status, and they paid for not taking the opportunities they created - extending their run without a goal to five games.

Best since '66
Leicester have won four successive top-flight games for the first time since the autumn of 1966.

They had the best opening of the first half, with Taylor just failing to connect as Duff headed Kieran Trippier's corner towards goal, and keeper Kasper Schmeichel scrambling the ball away.

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Football can be a cruel game - Dyche

And it was midfielder Taylor, making his first start since August after recovering from Achilles and heel surgery, who should have given them the lead from the spot, seconds after Schmeichel had saved well from Danny Ings.

Not only did Nigel Pearson's side survive, they punished Burnley immediately, with Vardy scoring his third goal in five matches.

Schmeichel was alert later on to stop Robert Huth turning Ben Mee's cross into his own net, making a fine reflex save to beat the ball away.

From Leicester, this was not the expansive style of play that had brought 10 goals in their previous four matches, although Vardy and substitute Matty James had chances to seal victory on the break late on.

Heaton's save from James at least kept Burnley in the game, but they couldn't score - a familiar failing for them these days.

Former England captain Alan Shearer, Match of the Day pundit
"What I found strange was that Matty Taylor took the penalty - and he hasn't taken one for five years.
"Burnley have had three penalties this year. Scott Arfield missed one. Danny Ings took a penalty and scored. Taylor took it today, even though Ings was on the pitch. Ings hasn't scored in nine games, and maybe he didn't fancy it because of confidence.
"But I would have thought: 'Get the penalty, put it on the spot, score it and you might get a few more goals during the remainder of the season.' That sums Burnley up."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"The game is cruel sometimes. I think that was a show of it today when it was at its cruellest.

"Their keeper, arguably their man of the match, has made big saves for them. We miss a penalty and they score 60 seconds later from just a knock in the box but it was from a dangerous area."

On Matt Taylor's missed penalty: "He has a history of taking them. It's a great sign he grabbed the ball and he struck it well.

"I think his heel just shifted as he hit it so I don't know if he slipped a bit and dragged it but he's sent the keeper the wrong way.

"The game was bigger than that moment. Obviously it is a big moment but we have created enough chances once again."

The full commentary from Conor McNamara and Jimmy Armfield as Burnley miss a penalty and Leicester score - all in 90 seconds

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 4Duff
  • 5Shackell
  • 6MeeBooked at 66mins
  • 21BoydSubstituted forWallaceat 71'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 14Jones
  • 37Arfield
  • 15TaylorSubstituted forKightlyat 86'minutes
  • 10IngsBooked at 73mins
  • 19JutkiewiczSubstituted forSordellat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wallace
  • 11Kightly
  • 17Sordell
  • 20Ulvestad
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 25Keane

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 11AlbrightonSubstituted forde Laetat 72'minutes
  • 27Wasilewski
  • 14Huth
  • 5Morgan
  • 3Konchesky
  • 4DrinkwaterSubstituted forJamesat 77'minutes
  • 19Cambiasso
  • 10King
  • 9Vardy
  • 23UlloaSubstituted forKramaricat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2de Laet
  • 6Upson
  • 8James
  • 26Mahrez
  • 32Schwarzer
  • 39Wood
  • 40Kramaric
Referee:
Anthony Taylor
Attendance:
19,582

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamLeicester
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Burnley 0, Leicester City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 0, Leicester City 1.

Attempt blocked. Marvin Sordell (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Robert Huth.

Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley).

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Andrej Kramaric (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Matthew James (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrej Kramaric.

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

Foul by Matthew James (Leicester City).

Attempt saved. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrej Kramaric.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Paul Konchesky (Leicester City) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Ross Wallace (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Ings with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Michael Kightly replaces Matthew Taylor.

Booking

Ross Wallace (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ross Wallace (Burnley).

Andy King (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Leicester City. Kasper Schmeichel tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ben Mee (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross Wallace.

Offside, Leicester City. Andy King tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Jamie Vardy.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Matthew James replaces Daniel Drinkwater.

Attempt blocked. Ross Wallace (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).

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

Foul by Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City).

Booking

Danny Ings (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City).

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Ritchie de Laet replaces Marc Albrighton.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Marvin Sordell replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Ross Wallace replaces George Boyd.

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

Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

Foul by Matthew Taylor (Burnley).

Esteban Cambiasso (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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17Leicester3387183551-1631
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