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Leicester City 2-2 Burnley

By Neil JohnstonBBC Sport
Leicester v Burnley
  • Burnley leapfrog QPR to move off the bottom
  • Clarets lose Kieran Trippier to injury
  • Leicester still unbeaten at home in the league
  • Foxes climb three places to ninth in table

Substitute Ross Wallace scored a stoppage-time equaliser at Leicester to lift Burnley off the bottom of the Premier League.

Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp put the Foxes ahead with a right-foot finish after Riyad Mahrez's cross.

Burnley did not deserve draw - Pearson

Burnley ended a run of five league games without a goal when Michael Kightly equalised, before Mahrez's header restored Leicester's lead.

But Wallace scored a dramatic 20-yard free-kick to deny Leicester victory.

Burnley, who started the day at the foot of the table, leapfrog QPR, who travel to West Ham on Sunday.

Match facts
Ross Wallace's late equaliser for Burnley - timed at 95.15 minutes - was the latest goal scored in the Premier League this termBurnley's Premier League goal drought ended at 565 minutes; the 10th longest in the competition's history
Leicester have scored 10 home goals in their first four league home gamesThe Clarets have conceded six times in their last two outings

The Clarets head into the international break without a top-flight win in seven attempts and lost defender Kieran Trippier to a serious ankle injury.

However, this was one of their most satisfying days since returning to the top flight as a spirited performance saw them twice come from behind to earn a point.

Leicester remain unbeaten at the King Power Stadium this season, but that will be of little consolation for Foxes boss Nigel Pearson.

His side were moments away from shooting up seven places to fifth spot when Scott Arfield was fouled just outside the Leicester area by Matthew James.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche
Burnley manager Sean Dyche said the point added gloss to a pleasing performance

Wallace, who had replaced Kightly, bent the ball over the wall and into the far corner of the net to spark joyous scenes among Burnley's travelling support.

The visitors will argue that Leicester should have finished with 10 men after the crunching challenge that ended Trippier's day by Schlupp, who had already been booked.

Algeria international Mahrez impressed for the hosts and forced visiting keeper Tom Heaton into his first serious save in the 20th minute after letting fly from long range before three goals in the space of seven first-half minutes brought the game to life.

Leicester went ahead when Schlupp connected with Mahrez's low cross to steer the ball beyond Heaton for his first Premier League goal.

Burnley had gone over nine hours without a league goal when Kightly bundled the ball over the line from close range six minutes later after Lukas Jutkiewicz headed on Arfield's cross.

But the Clarets were on level terms for only 94 seconds, the unmarked Mahrez nodding home Jamie Vardy's cross five minute before half-time.

The visitors were the better side after the interval, Jutkiewicz twice going close, while Trippier received lengthy treatment before being carried off to prompt seven minutes of stoppage time.

Leicester thought they had done enough before James tripped Arfield, allowing Wallace to provide a late twist.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:

"I'm annoyed, we should win the game. We're better than we were last season and I don't think Burnley are as good as they were on today's performance.

"But what they do have is spirit.

"It felt like a Championship game, there was not a great deal of fluidity to it.

"Burnley didn't come here to play any fluid football, they came to be difficult to beat. We didn't do enough with the ball but we still looked comfortable."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

Goals get monkey off our back - Dyche

"I was really pleased with the performance and the point adds a bit of gloss to it.

"It's been coming and it was a moment of real talent from Ross (Wallace).

"The first goal was a fantastic little clip from Scott Arfield to Lukas (Jutkiewicz) and Kites is on the spot.

"It was a really good move and it's important we find that within our play."

Leicester v Burnley
Jeffrey Schlupp's goal was his first in the Premier League
Leicester v Burnley
Michael Kightly ended a Burnley Premier League goal drought stretching 565 minutes, the 10th longest in the competition's history
Leicester v Burnley
Riyad Mahrez (left) played for Algeria at the World Cup in Brazil in the summer
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Ross Wallace's goal was his first for Burnley since 26 January 2013

Line-ups

Leicester

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 2de Laet
  • 5Morgan
  • 18Moore
  • 3Konchesky
  • 26MahrezSubstituted forKnockaertat 72'minutes
  • 4Drinkwater
  • 7HammondSubstituted forJamesat 78'minutes
  • 15SchluppBooked at 77mins
  • 9Vardy
  • 23UlloaSubstituted forNugentat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8James
  • 10King
  • 12Hamer
  • 24Knockaert
  • 27Wasilewski
  • 35Nugent
  • 39Wood

Burnley

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Heaton
  • 2TrippierSubstituted forKeaneat 86'minutes
  • 4Duff
  • 5Shackell
  • 6Mee
  • 11KightlySubstituted forWallaceat 79'minutes
  • 37ArfieldBooked at 54mins
  • 23WardBooked at 7mins
  • 21BoydSubstituted forSordellat 67'minutes
  • 30Barnes
  • 19Jutkiewicz

Substitutes

  • 3Lafferty
  • 7Wallace
  • 17Sordell
  • 22Gilks
  • 25Keane
  • 28Long
  • 33Hewitt
Referee:
Phil Dowd
Attendance:
31,448

Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leicester City 2, Burnley 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leicester City 2, Burnley 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Leicester City 2, Burnley 2. Ross Wallace (Burnley) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Matthew James (Leicester City).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross Wallace with a cross.

  8. Booking

    David Nugent (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by David Nugent (Leicester City).

  10. Post update

    Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Paul Konchesky (Leicester City).

  12. Post update

    Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Leicester City. Paul Konchesky tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Moore (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Ben Mee.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Michael Keane replaces Kieran Trippier because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  20. Post update

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