At Burnley’s Turf Moor Stadium, the hosts welcomed Leicester for matchday 23 of the Premier League. The visitors opened the scoring and even wasted a penalty but, in the end, the home team was able to get a comeback win by 2-1.
The Foxes got ahead in the scoring at the 33rd minute. Harvey Barnes gathered a loose ball, ran into the right inside channel and powered his effort through Pope into the back of the net. 0-1 Leicester.
The Clarets didn’t treat Kasper Schmeichel’s goal in the first half. However, things changed in the second half.
At the 56th minute, they were able to get the equalizer with Chris Wood. After a good defense from Leicester’s keeper, the number 9 pounced on the rebound and bundled the ball over the line from six yards out. 1-1.
Leicester had the chance to get ahead on the scoring once again at the 67th minute when the referee awarded them a penalty. However, striker Jamie Vardy missed it.
It was at the 79th minute that the victory came for the home side. After Evans failed to clear the ball inside the area, Westwood drilled a low strike past Schmeichel into the back of the net. 2-1 Burnley.
The defeat to Burnley sums up all the problems that Leicester, led by Brendan Rodgers, has been suffering for several weeks. The ‘Foxes’ missed a good opportunity to take advantage of their rival’s stumbles (City drew and Chelsea lost) and remain in 3rd place with 45 points. The Clarets are in the 14th position, with 27 points.
For matchweek 24, Burnley will travel to Manchester to face their difficult game against the Red Devils, on Tuesday. The Foxes, on the other hand, will have a good opportunity to get the 3 points in their home game against West Ham, on the same day.