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Ricardo Pereira
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J. Rodriguez
M. Vydra
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W. Fofana
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K. Iheanacho
W. Ndidi
1 - 1
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M. Vydra
Goal
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That is all from this game at Turf Moor, until next time!
A draw here takes the Clarets six points clear of the relegation zone temporarily, with Fulham set to play Tottenham later in the week. Dyche's men next host Arsenal, while Leicester, who remain in third, will travel to Brighton and Hove Albion in their next Premier League fixture.
After Vydra pounced on Choudhury's mistake in the first half, it would have been easy for the injury-hit Foxes to collapse under considerable Burnley pressure. However, Rodgers' men stuck at the task, finding an equaliser through Iheanacho before the half-time whistle. In a quieter second half, Westwood and Tielemans both hit the post for their respective sides but neither team could breach the opposition's goal, meaning this game at Turf Moor ends 1-1.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: BURNLEY 1-1 LEICESTER CITY
J. Rodriguez
M. Vydra
90' + 2' Rodriguez comes on for Vydra in the final moments.
Ricardo Pereira
Yellow Card
90' + 2' Pereira fouls Wood and shows his frustrations by launching the ball towards the corner flag. Unsurprisingly, Madley cards the Leicester man for his petulant behaviour at the end of this game.
90' + 1' There will only be two minutes of added time as this Premier League fixture looks like it's heading for a draw.
90' Vardy twists and turns but, despite the forward's best efforts, he can't outwit Mee, who blocks behind for a late corner to the visitors. Tielemans sends the corner onto the head of Ndidi, whose effort is tame and caught by Pope inside the area.
89' The Clarets have won two of their last 21 Premier League games against teams starting the day in the top-three of the league (D4 L15), though one of those wins was a 2-1 home victory over Leicester in January 2020, who were 3rd and Burnley in 15th on the day of that game, the same positions as the teams will go into this match. It looks like their poor run against the Premier League's top sides is set to continue.
88' The resulting corner comes to nothing and Westwood retrieves possession near the halfway line before arrowing a cross towards Wood. The Burnley forward wins the initial header but Tarkowski can't pounce on the chance as Ndidi manages to clear long.
86' Taylor dinks a left-footed cross towards the back post, where Brownhill redirects a header towards Wood. Schmeichel takes charge of the situation, however, opting to tip the loose ball over his bar and out for a corner.
85' OFF THE POST! Pereira takes his time, eventually picking out Tielemans on the edge of the area. The Belgian shifts it onto his left foot and drills a low shot towards goal. Westwood throws himself in the way of the strike, deflecting the ball onto Pope's right-hand post and then, fortunately for Burnley, away from danger.
84' CHANCE! Vardy is the initial target for Tielemans' pass, which Westwood heads clear. Albrighton then recovers possession on the edge of the area, volleying towards the top left corner but Pope moves across quickly to save to his right.
83' Tarkowski buys a cheap free-kick on the right-hand touchline, which McNeil whips in towards the far post. Schmeichel makes a mess of it as he drops the ball when trying to claim it above Fofana, however, the away side eventually clear the ball long.
82' McNeil launches a free-kick long towards the area and the head of Mee. The hosts' captain looks to have the beating of Ndidi but the visitors' centre-back does well to win the aerial duel and head clear.
80' Brownhill takes charge ahead of McNeil but he can only whip his right-footed set-piece over the wall and over the bar. The midfielder did the hard part of beating the Foxes' tall wall, however, he will be annoyed at himself for not testing Schmeichel from that sort of range.
W. Fofana
Yellow Card
79' Fofana brings down Vydra just as the Czech striker looked to have beaten the centre-back in the air. Not only does the Leicester substitute earn a booking for his troubles, he also offers the hosts a free-kick in a great position on the edge of the area.
78' Despite this game feeling like a fairly end-to-end affair, the Foxes' last shot on target came in the 41st minute. If the hosts don't manage to grab a late winner, will they see this as a missed opportunity later down the line?
Sidnei Tavares
H. Choudhury
77' Choudhury's game is done and dusted as he wanders off the pitch to be replaced by Tavares.
76' Another wonderful block by a Burnley defender but this time it is by Taylor. Vardy initially led the counter-attack, releasing Pereira, who tried to pull the ball back across goal for an easy tap-in, only to see Taylor slide in and block out for a corner to the visitors.
75' Castagne thinks he has the chance to shoot towards Pope's left after some good work by Vardy on the left. However, Mee and Tarkowski combine together to throw their bodies in the way and block the Belgian full-back's effort but it can reach their goalkeeper.
73' Tielemans shows lovely skill to dance around two of the Clarets' defenders and exchange a one-two with Pereira. When the Belgian reaches the area, he attempts to flick backwards but Vardy is caught on his heels and Mee manages to clear long.
71' OVER! Tielemans drives through the middle of the pitch, opting to pass wide instead of shooting. Pereira gladly receives the ball, shifitng it onto his right foot before seeing his effort deflected just over the bar by Taylor. That was close from the Portuguese wing-back but for now the scores remain level.
69' Vydra feels he was fouled by Soyuncu in the right-hand channel, however, referee Madley insists play goes on as he suggests the Turkish centre-back won the ball fairly. Rodgers' men then work possession from side to side, despite Burnley's best efforts to press high up the pitch.
68' With Fofana's arrival, it looks like Rodgers has reverted back to a four-man defence. Amartey now appears to be playing right-back, with Fofana and Soyuncu pairing up centrally and Ndidi sitting just in front of the back four.
M. Albrighton
K. Iheanacho
67' At the same time as Fofana's introduction, Albrighton also replaces Iheanacho, who got the Foxes back into this game in the first half.
W. Fofana
N. Mendy
66' Rodgers makes the first change of the game, bringing on Fofana for Mendy and it looks like it is going to be a double substitution in fact.
65' Wood has scored in each of his last three Premier League appearances against former side Leicester. The only player to score in four consecutive Premier League games against a side they’ve previously played for in the competition is Craig Bellamy against Newcastle between 2007 and 2011. Given his dominance over Ndidi, it is hard to not see more chances falling to the New Zealand forward in this second half.
64' OFF THE POST! The away side can't escape their own area and the ball is bouncing around all over the place. When the Foxes finally clear, Westwood volleys from the edge of the area with his right foot towards the bottom left corner. Schmeichel, perhaps unsighted, remains motionless but, luckily for the visitors, Westwood's effort cannons into the left-hand post and away from danger.
63' Taylor has acres of room on the left-hand side, given that McNeil has dragged Pereira inwards. The left-back, however, wastes the chance to cross as he fires straight into Schmeichel's hands, much to the frustration of Wood and Vydra in the area.
62' The battle goes on between Wood and Ndidi, with the Burnley forward again winning the duel. After knocking the centre-back off the ball, Wood progresses over the halfway line but the opportunity goes amiss as Vydra has strayed into an offside position.
60' Ndidi appears to be concerned by Wood's presence, inviting Schmeichel to come out and collect the ball with the forward breathing down his neck. Fortunately for the Foxes, the assistant has their flag up for offside so none of it matters either way and Leicester can restart with a free-kick.
59' Castagne and Vardy press as a pair, forcing Tarkowski to retreat towards his own goal and look for Pope. The Leicester duo's pressing seems to have worked until the centre-back shows his technical ability to evade two tackles, turning the other way and playing long down the line.
58' Wood continues to cause problems for Ndidi and Amartey at the back. Despite scoring the hosts' first goal, could Dyche soon bring off Vydra for Rodriguez to provide the visitors' centre-backs with a more physical challenge?
56' Lowton, who scored against Crystal Palace two games ago, sees the chance open up in front of him and volleys with his right foot. Unsurprisingly, the right-back's effort doesn't trouble Schmeichel, who watches the effort sail over the crossbar and out of play.
55' Cork travels diagonally with the ball, feeding McNeil on the left of the area eventually. The Burnley man tries to evade the tackle of Pereira but fails to do so, instead winning a corner for his team, which comes to nothing.
54' No team has won more away Premier League games than Leicester this season (W9 D3 L1). Indeed, only in their 2015-16 title winning season (11) have the Foxes won more away top-flight games than they have this term. Can the away side find a way to win here at Turf Moor?
52' CLOSE! Wood and Lowton accidentally play a one-two with each other and the former manages to shoot on his left foot from near the D. Schmeichel sees it all the way, rushing across to push out for a corner to the hosts. Replays show it may have taken a little deflection off Amartey, which perhaps explains the Danish goalkeeper's scrambling.
51' Tielemans' corner gets cleared by Burnley, falling to Choudhury on the edge of the area. The Leicester midfielder has two attempts at shooting, the first being underhit into Mee and the second gets overhit high and wide of the target too.
50' Tielemans goes one way and the other, reaching the byline and drilling a low cross towards the front post. However, Taylor has taken up a good defensive position in front of Pope and manages to poke it behind for a corner to the Foxes.
49' WHAT A SAVE! Lowton has tons of time to pick out Wood in the area with his right-footed cross towards the back post. The New Zealand forwards gets between Amartey and Ndidi, redirecting his header back across goal, where Schmeichel pulls off a remarkable left-handed save to tip it around the post for a corner.
48' Iheanacho, perhaps feeling confident from his first-half showing, is far too ambitious as he cuts in on his left foot and shoots from 30 yards. Pope comfortably watches the Nigerian's effort sail over his crossbar and then takes the resulting goal-kick.
47' Tarkowski shows quick feet to not only dispossess Vardy but also to manipulate the ball around the forward. If the centre-back got that one wrong, Vardy would have been through one-on-one with Pope.
46' Both sets of players have returned after half-time and referee Madley gets this Premier League fixture back underway!
Due to Leicester's injury problems, there isn't too much Rodgers can call upon from the bench to change the outcome of this Premier League fixture. However, he will be demanding his players are more clinical in front of goal and to avoid carelessness when in possession. Dyche will likely be happy with his team's performance so far but could utilise the likes of Rodriguez on the bench if needed.
The hosts started the brighter of the two teams, with Vydra capitalising on Choudhury's sloppy mistake in possession to open the scoring for the Clarets. Dyche's side remained a threat throughout the first half, however, Iheanacho pulled the scores back to level with a wonderful, first-time volley after being played in by Ndidi. The two sets of players wander down the tunnel for half-time at Turf Moor with the scores level at 1-1.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: BURNLEY 1-1 LEICESTER CITY
45' Wood puts Ndidi on the floor with what looks more like a rugby tackle than a football tackle after the centre-back had attempted to block his advances towards Schmeichel on the right. Once Ndidi gets back to his feet, the fourth official indicates there will be just the one minute of added time.
44' Vydra is inches away from latching onto McNeil's lobbed pass, however, with the Czech failing to get the crucial touch on the pass, Schmeichel collects inside his own six-yard area.
43' Iheanacho has scored in two of his last three away starts in the Premier League, as many as he had in his previous 12 away league starts for Leicester. The Nigerian is looking like the Foxes' best attacking outlet so far, despite the presence of Vardy up top with him.
42' McNeil leads the counter-attacking charge after being released by Pope's long throw. The move comes to a halt, however, as Soyuncu intervenes to stop Vydra from working an opportunity in the right-hand channel.
40' SAVE! Brownhill feels he is fouled on the right by Choudhury but Madley disagrees. The visitors break through the centre of the park with Iheanacho offloading to Tielemans. The Belgian takes one touch and then rifles a right-footed effort towards the near post, where Pope is forced into pushing around the post for a corner to the away side.
38' Pope has to come rushing out to intercept in front of Vardy, after Iheanacho had attempted to play through his team-mate in the left-hand channel. Pereira then tries to repeat the same pass but underhits it to Tarkowski inside the hosts' half.
36' CHANCE! Tarkowski sneaks towards the back post and climbs the highest to meet McNeil's cross, heading downwards towards the right of goal. Despite being from such close range, Schmeichel reacts quickly and manages to parry away. Madley has a quick check of his watch to confirm the ball has not gone over the line while play continues.
W. Ndidi
Assist
34' Ndidi takes the aerial route as he goes in search of Iheanacho, who then produces a wonderful volley to equalise for the visitors.
K. Iheanacho
Goal
34' GOALLLLL!! 1-1! Iheanacho equalises for the visitors with a stunning, first-time left-footed volley low past Pope from inside the area. The Nigerian forward had pulled off of Mee before being set free by Ndidi over the top of the hosts’ defence. Iheanacho still had so much to do as the ball dropped over his left shoulder but manages to produce an emphatic finish past the Burnley goalkeeper.
33' Leicester have lost their last two games in all competitions, last losing three in a row back in February 2019 in Claude Puel’s last three games in charge. Rodgers hasn’t lost three in a row since November 2014 when he was Liverpool boss, a run of four consecutive defeats. They are going to have to recover from this slow first-half performance if they are to get any sort of a result here.
31' Castagne has eyes for Vardy's run into the left-hand channel, which Tarkowski follows all the way. The centre-back manages to scuff his clearance and the Foxes get another corner, which Burnley stand firm to head away.
30' Vydra wins a free-kick in the middle of the park after being clattered by Choudhury and spends a bit of time on the floor. The hosts take the set-piece quickly, however, Mee can't latch onto Cork's cross at the back post, meaning Schmeichel intervenes and sweeps up the opportunity.
28' Choudhury moves out wide and attempts to cross towards the near post. Taylor is alert to the danger, blocking out for a corner, which Tielemans wastes as he struggles to beat the first man at the front post.
27' Tielemans whips in an inviting cross towards the head of Vardy and Iheanacho from the left-hand side but, as is usually the case, Mee is there to head clear before the forwards can trouble Pope.
25' SAVE! Brownhill intercepts on the right and finds Wood, who plays in Cork. The midfielder crosses towards the back post and Soyuncu can't clear as he slips to the floor, meaning Wood can take a touch to compose himself before shooting. The New Zealand forward does exactly that, however, his right-footed effort is then tame and Schmeichel saves as he dives low to his right.
23' McNeil releases Brownhill with a driven diagonal pass but the right-midfielder's cross doesn't beat the first man and Leicester look to counter-attack. Vardy races down the other end and looks for Iheanacho, however, his cross is too close to Pope and the goalkeeper collects in front of the Nigerian.
22' Taylor retrieves possession after the Danish goalkeeper's punch, however, his left-footed cross then hangs in the air for too long, which allows Schmeichel to claim the loose ball, despite being under pressure by Wood.
21' Soyuncu is complaining to the referee about some pushing and shoving but the referee ignores the centre-back and awards the hosts' first corner of the game. McNeil sends in his inswinging set-piece and Schmeichel does well to punch away above a crowd of bodies.
20' The visitors have won just three of their 26 top-flight away games against the Clarets (D6 L17), with two of those victories coming in their five Premier League visits to Turf Moor. Will the Foxes' bad run of form in Burnley continue here?
19' Wood catches Soyuncu napping with a poor touch and nearly capitalises as he races into the area. The Turkish centre-back recovers, tackling the ball towards Vydra, whose first touch lets him down and the chance to attack Schmeichel's goal fades away.
17' WIDE! Leicester keep it simple as Ndidi fires a long ball over the top for Iheanacho. Mee misses the initial clearance so the ball falls to the Nigerian forward, who then shoots from 20 yards out but he can only drag his effort wide of Pope's goal to the right.
15' The Clarets are persisting with pressing high and getting in the visitors' faces. Once again, Brownhill wins it high up the pitch but then fails to punish another Foxes' mistake, as Soyuncu steps in before the Burnley midfielder can challenge Schmeichel.
13' CLOSE! Castagne finds acres of room down Burnley's left, getting his head up and aiming for Iheanacho in the area. The wing-back's cross misses the Nigerian striker but finds Choudhury, who scuffs his left-footed volley and Pope manages to tip it over the crossbar.
11' The hosts deal with the initial set-piece, with the ball then being recycled to Tielemans on the right-hand side of the area. The Belgian beats Taylor and goes down but referee Madley is having none of it, pointing for a goal-kick instead of a penalty. VAR has a quick check before sticking with the original decision.
10' Iheanacho reaches the byline after a throughball from Amartey and Tarkowski is forced into turning behind for the first corner of the game, which Tielemans will take.
9' Dyche's men seem intent on pressing Amartey every time he receives possession on the right of the three-man defence. For now, however, the centre-back manages to avoid the charge of Vydra and play backwards to the safety of Schmeichel's feet.
7' Vydra's opener was his first Premier League goal in over a year, last scoring against Bournemouth in February 2020. A grand total of 1212 minutes without an English top-flight goal finally comes to an end for the Czech striker.
6' Despite early suggestions Rodgers had opted for a four-man defence, it looks more like a 3-5-2 formation, with Amartey and Ndidi dropping back and slotting in either side of Soyuncu to form a three-man partnership.
M. Vydra
Goal
4' GOALLLLLL!! 1-0 BURNLEY! Vydra pounces on Choudhury’s wayward pass, dances around Amartey and smashes a left-footed effort into the top right corner from inside the area. The Foxes are victims of their own carelessness and now it could be a long way back for the visitors.
4' Pereira gives away another avoidable free-kick but on this occasion, McNeil overhits his set-piece delivery straight into the hands of Schmeichel from out wide.
3' Tielemans nearly finds Pereira at the back post with a left-footed cross, however, none of that will matter as the assistant on the far side has their flag up for offside against the Belgian.
2' WIDE! McNeil gets a chance to swing an early free-kick in and finds the head of Mee, who can only find the wrong side of Schmeichel's right-hand post from inside the area. An early warning sign for the visitors not to give away needless set-pieces to this Burnley side.
1' Referee Andy Madley blows his whistle to get this Premier League fixture underway!
The players are wandering out the tunnel at Turf Moor and shortly it will be time for kick-off.
Today, it is two years since Rodgers’ first Premier League match in charge of Leicester, a 2-1 defeat at Watford. Since that date, only Man City (79) and Liverpool (77) have won more away points in the competition than Leicester (62).
Brendan Rodgers’ side has been plagued with injury issues, meaning he makes three changes at Turf Moor. Jonny Evans and Harvey Barnes miss out as the latest injury casualties, while Thomas moves to the bench. Mendy, Choudhury and Amartey, who will likely fill in for Evans at centre-back, are the replacements as the Foxes name what seems to be an extremely narrow line-up.
Sean Dyche makes one alteration from Burnley’s heavy loss at Tottenham. Wood, who appeared as a substitute at the weekend after a six-game absence, replaces Rodriguez to start up top with Vydra. With Cork partnering Westwood in the middle, Brownhill continues to occupy a wider role on the right-hand side of midfield.
SUBS: Sidnei Tavares, Luke Thomas, Christian Fuchs, Thakgalo Leshabela, Danny Ward, Marc Albrighton, Vontae Daley-Campbell, Wesley Fofana, Cengiz Under.
LEICESTER CITY (4–3-1-2): Kasper Schmeichel; Ricardo Pereira, Caglar Soyuncu, Daniel Amartey, Timothy Castagne; Nampalys Mendy, Hamza Choudhury, Wilfred Ndidi; Youri Tielemans; Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy.
SUBS: Jimmy Dunne, Erik Pieters, Jay Rodriguez, Kevin Long, Josh Benson, Dale Stephens, Phil Bardsley, Lewis Richardson, Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
BURNLEY (4-4-2): Nick Pope; Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor; Josh Brownhill, Ashley Westwood, Jack Cork, Dwight McNeil; Chris Wood, Matej Vydra.
After disappointing performances against West Brom and Tottenham, the Clarets, who sit five points above 18th-placed Fulham, are in need of a result to distance themselves from the relegation zone. The visitors sit in third, a point behind Manchester United, and most recently lost 3-1 at home to Arsenal.
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