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Leicester City 1-1 Burnley

By Andy CryerBBC Sport
Burnley's Danny Ings

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.

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:external-link

"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:external-link

"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."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 2de LaetBooked at 29minsSubstituted forWasilewskiat 70'minutes
  • 3Konchesky
  • 4Drinkwater
  • 5Morgan
  • 18Moore
  • 24Knockaert
  • 8James
  • 9VardySubstituted forSchluppat 83'minutes
  • 35NugentSubstituted forTaylor-Fletcherat 69'minutes
  • 11Dyer


  • 7Hammond
  • 10King
  • 15Schlupp
  • 22Taylor-Fletcher
  • 23Miquel
  • 25Logan
  • 27Wasilewski


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 6Mee
  • 8MarneyBooked at 82mins
  • 4Duff
  • 5Shackell
  • 37Arfield
  • 14Jones
  • 9Vokes
  • 10Ings
  • 19KightlySubstituted forTreacyat 72'minutes


  • 3Lafferty
  • 11Stanislas
  • 12Cisak
  • 15Edgar
  • 22Stock
  • 26Treacy
  • 28Long
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leicester City 1, Burnley 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leicester City 1, Burnley 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Ben Mee.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Leicester City).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Keith Treacy (Burnley).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Leicester City. Jeffrey Schlupp replaces Jamie Vardy.

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Dean Marney (Burnley).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Keith Treacy.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

  20. Post update

    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.