Leicester v Burnley
- FT 90 +3
- HT 0-0
Burnley and Leicester both saw their faint hopes of reaching the play-offs disappear with a goalless draw.
Charlie Austin went agonisingly close for Burnley in the second half with a header which hit both posts and he was then denied a tap-in from the rebound by Sol Bamba's brilliant tackle.
Lee Peltier had Leicester's best chance with a header which was cleared off the line by Kieran Trippier.
The draw denied Burnley a club record-equalling 11th away league victory.
Leicester threatened first through Peltier's header and then saw David Nugent's strike blocked by goalkeeper Lee Grant's feet.
But the visitors were left to rue their luck after Austin's header hit a post, bounced along the goal-line and hit the other post, with Bamba's intervention preventing the former Swindon man from an easy finish.
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:
"I felt we were the team that tried to win the game, and it's frustrating for everyone because as fans you want to see your team scoring goals and the players want to be as positive as possible but sometimes it just doesn't happen for you."
"We still want two performances as it is important we finish as positively as possible.
"The reason we have missed out [on the play-offs] is because we have not been consistent enough. Back-to-back wins on only two occasions is not good enough.
"We were unable to sustain any sort of run. Clearly you are not going to have success if you don't do that and that is something I will look to address."
Burnley manager Eddie Howe:
"It's another clean sheet, which is really pleasing for us, but we said before the game that we were desperate to go for the 12 wins and make history for the football club.
"But it's a good point really. In the first half I thought we were excellent.
"We had some great moves, especially in the first half on the counter attack, and we created some decent chances and on another day I'd like to think we could have taken one of them.
"In the second half it was more defensive from us as Leicester were on top but I still thought we had the best chances in the game."
- 01 Schmeichel
- 02 Peltier
- 03 Konchesky
- 06 Bamba
- 26 Morgan
- 11 Dyer (Gallagher - 72' )
- 16 Drinkwater
- 19 Wellens
- 20 Beckford (Schlupp - 72' )
- 22 Marshall
- 35 Nugent
- 12 St Ledger
- 10 King
- 27 Schlupp
- 07 Gallagher
- 09 Howard
- 01 Grant
- 02 Trippier
- 03 Lafferty
- 04 Duff
- 15 Edgar
- 06 McCann (Ings - 79' )
- 07 Wallace
- 08 Marney Booked
- 11 Stanislas (McQuoid - 67' )
- 20 Bartley
- 23 Austin
- 12 Jensen
- 19 McQuoid
- 32 Howieson
- 14 Ings
- 44 Jackson
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.90:00 +1:32
Header from deep inside the area by Charlie Austin goes harmlessly over the crossbar.90:00 +0:51
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ross Wallace.90:00 +0:21
Lee Peltier challenges Josh McQuoid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Lafferty takes the free kick.89:44
Richie Wellens has an effort at goal from 35 yards and missed to the right of the target.86:06
Centre by Paul Konchesky.83:19
Dean Marney concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Drinkwater. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.82:59 Booking
Booking Dean Marney receives a caution.82:14
Daniel Drinkwater has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.78:47 Substitution
Substitution Danny Ings comes on in place of Chris McCann.76:13
Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher.75:44
The referee blows for offside against Charlie Austin. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.74:41
Paul Konchesky delivers the ball, David Nugent has header on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.71:04 Substitution
Substitution Paul Gallagher comes on in place of Lloyd Dyer.71:04 Substitution
Substitution (Leicester) makes a substitution, with Jeffery Schlupp coming on for Jermaine Beckford.70:31
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.66:56 Substitution
Substitution Junior Stanislas goes off and Josh McQuoid comes on.66:18
David Nugent takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.65:36
The referee blows for offside. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.64:46
The official flags Chris McCann offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.
Chris McCann fouled by Daniel Drinkwater, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Lafferty.62:03
Corner taken by Ben Marshall from the right by-line, save made by Lee Grant.60:16
Marvin Bartley fouled by David Nugent, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Lafferty takes the free kick.59:30
Charlie Austin takes a shot. Clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.58:38
Charlie Austin takes a shot. Corner taken by Ross Wallace. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.54:30
David Nugent takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall. Save by Lee Grant.52:11
Inswinging corner taken by Ben Marshall, Charlie Austin manages to make a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Marshall, Charlie Austin makes a clearance.49:10
Ross Wallace challenges Paul Konchesky unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Konchesky.46:52
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall, Souleymane Bamba takes a shot. David Edgar makes a clearance.45:43
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris McCann by Wes Morgan. Danny Lafferty takes the free kick.45:01
The referee starts the second half.45:00 +0:54 Half time
Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.43:38
Foul by Junior Stanislas on Richie Wellens, free kick awarded. Souleymane Bamba takes the direct free kick.43:08
The official flags Chris McCann offside. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.39:57
Inswinging corner taken by Ben Marshall from the left by-line, Michael Duff manages to make a clearance.38:27
Danny Lafferty fouled by Jermaine Beckford, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.37:20
David Nugent has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.35:47
Shot by Daniel Drinkwater from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.34:29
Ben Marshall fouled by Junior Stanislas, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Marshall.32:26
The assistant referee signals for offside against Charlie Austin. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.30:54
Foul by Danny Lafferty on Paul Konchesky, free kick awarded. Ben Marshall takes the free kick.28:23
Corner taken by Ben Marshall from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Souleymane Bamba goes harmlessly over the crossbar.27:29
Charlie Austin takes a shot. Clearance by Souleymane Bamba. Inswinging corner taken by Junior Stanislas from the right by-line.26:26
Daniel Drinkwater takes a shot. Comfortable save by Lee Grant.25:16
Free kick awarded for a foul by Souleymane Bamba on Chris McCann. Shot comes in from Ross Wallace from the free kick, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.21:28
Effort from outside the penalty area by Kieran Trippier goes wide left of the goal.20:00
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Junior Stanislas by Daniel Drinkwater. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.19:46
Paul Konchesky produces a cross.15:37
Ross Wallace is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.13:45
Corner taken by Ross Wallace.7:57
Charlie Austin takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save. Corner from the right by-line taken by Ross Wallace, free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Austin on Souleymane Bamba. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.5:08
The ball is crossed by Lloyd Dyer.1:23
Corner taken by Ben Marshall.0:00
The game begins.
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