David Nugent scored against his former club as Leicester beat Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor.

The Foxes went into the game without a goal in three matches, but Nugent scored his 12th goal of the season from close range after a pass from Wes Morgan.

Burnley lost top scorer Charlie Austin early on with a muscle injury.

Nigel Pearson's Leicester remain fifth in the Championship, seven points adrift of Hull in second.

Burnley made the brighter start, with Chris McCann firing wide from distance.

At the other end, Leicester's Ben Marshall twice came close, first seeing an effort blocked by Kieran Trippier and then bringing the best out of Burnley keeper Lee Grant, who tipped his effort around the post.

Martin Paterson, who replaced the injured Austin, brought a save out of Kasper Schmeichel, before Nugent broke the deadlock just after the half-hour.

Leicester continued to create chances in the second half but Schmeichel had to be at his best to deny Paterson from point-blank range.

Burnley striker Danny Ings then saw an effort blocked by Liam Moore as the Clarets battled to the end but could not rescue a point.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson: "I don't think either side played particularly well. We've had a tough spell where we've played well and things haven't gone our way and sometimes we've not always created enough chances, and that's probably affected the players' performances somewhat.

"Today it was all about getting three points and it didn't matter how we did it. We got the result and it's good to finish the year on a decent note."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "We could've nicked a point but I don't think we did enough to win the game. We didn't use the ball well enough or keep the ball well enough. We did create some chances to be fair and we did make a really good one right at the end, but with our performance levels I think a point is the best we could've expected.

"We believe we're building a good thing here, the mentality and belief of the players is changing, but I was a little bit disappointed that we didn't play with that manner, confidence and belief."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Burnley

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Trippier Booked
  • 03 Lafferty
  • 04 Duff Booked
  • 05 Shackell
  • 06 McCann
  • 07 Wallace (Vokes - 57' Booked )
  • 08 Marney
  • 26 Treacy (Stock - 83' )
  • 14 Ings
  • 23 Austin (Paterson - 8' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Jensen
  • 15 Edgar
  • 16 O'Neill
  • 20 Bartley
  • 22 Stock
  • 09 Vokes
  • 10 Paterson

Leicester

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 02 De Laet
  • 03 Konchesky
  • 05 Morgan
  • 22 Moore
  • 04 Drinkwater Booked
  • 07 Marshall
  • 11 Dyer Booked (Gallagher - 83' )
  • 16 James
  • 24 Knockaert (Waghorn - 61' )
  • 35 Nugent (Futacs - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Logan
  • 15 M Keane
  • 10 King
  • 17 Gallagher
  • 14 Waghorn
  • 18 Schlupp
  • 29 Futacs
Ref: Naylor
Att: 13,050

Match Stats

Shots

11 15

On target

5 10

Corners

5 10

Fouls

3 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:40 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +5:07 Booking

Booking Sam Vokes goes into the referee's book.

90:00 +4:22

Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Shackell.

90:00 +3:43 Booking

Booking The referee books Danny Drinkwater for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +3:36 Booking

Booking Kieran Trippier is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:48

Ben Marshall decides to take the corner short.

90:00 +2:29

Ben Marshall takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save.

90:00 +1:58

Martin Paterson takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

90:00 +1:02

Marko Futacs produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

88:46

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marko Futacs. Jason Shackell restarts play with the free kick.

87:23

Paul Gallagher has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

85:37 Substitution

Substitution Marko Futacs comes on in place of David Nugent.

82:23 Substitution

Substitution Keith Treacy goes off and Brian Stock comes on.

82:01 Substitution

Substitution Lloyd Dyer goes off and Paul Gallagher comes on.

81:11

Ben Marshall takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Kieran Trippier makes a clearance.

80:52

Inswinging corner taken by Martyn Waghorn, clearance by Kieran Trippier.

80:33

Ritchie De Laet takes a shot. Blocked by Keith Treacy.

80:16

Lloyd Dyer takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.

79:53

Kieran Trippier takes a outswinging corner.

79:31

Martin Paterson takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

78:35

Ben Marshall concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Treacy. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.

77:48

Unfair challenge on Danny Ings by Paul Konchesky results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris McCann.

76:08

Keith Treacy takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Danny Drinkwater.

75:51

Lloyd Dyer is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.

75:27

Danny Ings takes a shot. Liam Moore gets a block in.

70:00

Danny Ings takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

68:25 Booking

Booking The referee shows Michael Duff a yellow card.

68:07 Booking

Booking The referee shows Lloyd Dyer a yellow card.

66:44

Inswinging corner taken by Keith Treacy from the right by-line, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

65:55

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lloyd Dyer. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.

64:36

Corner taken right-footed by Martyn Waghorn from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Danny Lafferty.

64:01

Corner taken by Ben Marshall from the left by-line, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.

63:20

Ben Marshall takes a inswinging corner.

62:56

Inswinging corner taken by Martyn Waghorn, Lee Grant makes a clearance.

62:33

Ben Marshall takes a shot. Jason Shackell makes a clearance.

61:19

Corner taken by Ben Marshall from the left by-line to the near post, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.

60:42 Substitution

Substitution Martyn Waghorn is brought on as a substitute for Anthony Knockaert.

58:56

Corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy from the left by-line to the near post, Shot from close range by Sam Vokes misses to the right of the goal.

58:44

Danny Ings sends in a cross.

57:48

Martin Paterson takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel gets a block in.

56:42 Substitution

Substitution Ross Wallace leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Vokes.

56:14

David Nugent has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

52:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ritchie De Laet on Keith Treacy. Free kick taken by Keith Treacy.

50:55

The ball is delivered by Paul Konchesky, save by Lee Grant.

48:48

Matty James takes a shot. Jason Shackell gets a block in.

47:27

Unfair challenge on Paul Konchesky by Danny Ings results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Konchesky.

47:11

Martin Paterson is caught offside. Danny Drinkwater restarts play with the free kick.

46:35

Ross Wallace takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

45:48

Danny Ings fouled by Wes Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Ross Wallace crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

43:26

Effort on goal by Lloyd Dyer from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

42:24

Martin Paterson is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

41:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Treacy on Ben Marshall. Ritchie De Laet takes the direct free kick.

40:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Nugent on Jason Shackell. Free kick taken by Danny Lafferty.

39:09

Ben Marshall concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris McCann. Jason Shackell takes the direct free kick.

38:51

Handball by Anthony Knockaert. Kieran Trippier restarts play with the free kick.

37:20

Danny Ings produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

35:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wes Morgan on Michael Duff. Lee Grant takes the direct free kick.

35:16

Ben Marshall concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Treacy. Lee Grant takes the direct free kick.

33:20

Anthony Knockaert takes a shot. Blocked by Chris McCann.

30:30

Assist on the goal came from Wes Morgan.

30:30 Goal scored

Goal! - David Nugent - Burnley 0 - 1 Leicester David Nugent gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Burnley 0-1 Leicester.

29:51

Ben Marshall takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Keith Treacy.

29:40

The ball is crossed by David Nugent, blocked by Kieran Trippier.

22:39

Lloyd Dyer produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

20:50

The referee penalises Ross Wallace for handball. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

19:55

Ross Wallace has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

19:33

Martin Paterson takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

17:25

Corner taken by Anthony Knockaert, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.

16:53

Ben Marshall takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.

16:14

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Danny Ings misses to the left of the goal.

15:43

Ben Marshall takes a shot. Blocked by Kieran Trippier.

15:23

Ben Marshall sends in a cross, clearance made by Jason Shackell.

11:20

Chris McCann produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

9:18

Martin Paterson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Moore. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

8:10

Ross Wallace produces a cross.

7:24 Substitution

Substitution Martin Paterson is brought on as a substitute for Charlie Austin.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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