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.

Penalty king

Leicester City striker David Nugent has scored 10 Championship goals this season, seven of which have been from the penalty spot. His one League Cup strike also came from a penalty

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.

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."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Leicester City

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 02 de Laet Booked (Wasilewski - 70' )
  • 03 Konchesky
  • 04 Drinkwater
  • 05 Morgan
  • 18 Moore
  • 24 Knockaert
  • 08 James
  • 09 Vardy (Schlupp - 83' )
  • 35 Nugent (Taylor-Fletcher - 69' )
  • 11 Dyer

Substitutes

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

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier
  • 06 Mee
  • 08 Marney Booked
  • 04 Duff
  • 05 Shackell
  • 37 Arfield
  • 14 Jones
  • 09 Vokes
  • 10 Ings
  • 19 Kightly (Treacy - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Lafferty
  • 11 Stanislas
  • 12 Cisak
  • 15 Edgar
  • 22 Stock
  • 26 Treacy
  • 28 Long
Ref: Andy D'Urso
Att: 23,143

Match Stats

Shots

19 14

On target

3 3

Corners

7 2

Fouls

11 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Leicester City 1, Burnley 1.

90:00 +3:14 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Leicester City 1, Burnley 1.

90:00 +2:13

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Ben Mee.

90:00 +1:07

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

89:02

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

88:18

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

86:07

Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Leicester City).

86:07

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

84:54

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

84:54

Foul by Keith Treacy (Burnley).

82:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leicester City. Jeffrey Schlupp replaces Jamie Vardy.

81:10 Booking

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

80:52

Hand ball by Dean Marney (Burnley).

79:05

Foul by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).

79:05

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

78:38

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Keith Treacy.

77:37

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

77:01

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

77:01

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

75:47

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.

74:35

Foul by Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City).

74:35

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

74:05

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

74:02

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.

73:32

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

71:52

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

71:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Keith Treacy replaces Michael Kightly.

69:31 Substitution

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

68:59 Substitution

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

68:14

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

64:38

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Liam Moore.

62:52

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

58:35

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

58:04

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

56:37

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.

55:00

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

54:09

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

52:25

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.

51:45

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Kasper Schmeichel.

51:42

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

48:19

Attempt missed. Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

47:46

Attempt blocked. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

46:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 1, Burnley 1. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

45:44

Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

45:44

Michael Duff (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Leicester City 1, Burnley 0.

45:00 +3:27 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Leicester City 1, Burnley 0.

45:00 +2:50

Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00 +2:46

Attempt blocked. Matthew James (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Nugent.

45:00 +0:37

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.

45:00 +0:26

Attempt blocked. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

44:37

Foul by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).

44:37

Michael Kightly (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:59

Attempt missed. Liam Moore (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross following a set piece situation.

43:21

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

42:02

Delay in match Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) because of an injury.

41:29

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:29

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

40:35

Attempt missed. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by David Nugent.

39:39

Hand ball by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

36:03

Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

36:03

Michael Duff (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:56

Offside, Leicester City. Paul Konchesky tries a through ball, but Lloyd Dyer is caught offside.

33:34

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Ben Mee.

32:43

Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

32:43

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

28:09 Booking

Booking Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

27:57

Foul by Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City).

27:57

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

26:03

Attempt saved. David Nugent (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer with a cross.

25:35

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Michael Duff.

25:01

Danny Ings (Burnley) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

22:24

Foul by David Nugent (Leicester City).

22:24

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

19:37

Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

17:51

Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

17:51

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:11

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

15:11

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

13:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leicester City 1, Burnley 0. David Nugent (Leicester City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

13:08

Penalty Leicester City. Jamie Vardy draws a foul in the penalty area.

13:08

Penalty conceded by Ben Mee (Burnley) after a foul in the penalty area.

12:38

Offside, Leicester City. Kasper Schmeichel tries a through ball, but Anthony Knockaert is caught offside.

11:07

Offside, Burnley. Kieran Trippier tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.

8:51

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Ben Mee.

6:24

Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

5:50

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

5:39

Attempt blocked. Matthew James (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:36

Attempt blocked. Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

4:49

David Nugent (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:49

Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).

2:04

Attempt missed. Matthew James (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

2:01

Attempt blocked. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ritchie de Laet with a cross.

0:35

Foul by David Nugent (Leicester City).

0:35

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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