Foxes fight back to maintain 100% start


Harvey Barnes
Harvey Barnes has been directly involved in nine Premier League goals for Leicester in 2020

Leicester came from behind to maintain their 100% Premier League start against an under-strength Burnley side at the King Power Stadium.

The result gave Brendan Rodgers his 100th win as a Premier League manager in his 210th game – Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Kenny Dalglish and Kevin Keegan the only British managers to have reached the landmark in fewer matches.

Chris Wood opened the scoring for Sean Dyche’s side, firing into the bottom left corner after outmuscling home defender James Justin at the far post.

But the Foxes, who enjoyed the majority of possession against opponents who were missing several first-team players, immediately responded with Harvey Barnes’ placed effort drawing them level.

Erik Pieters’ own goal put the hosts ahead after the break with Justin doubling their advantage.

Debutant Jimmy Dunne raised hopes of a Burnley recovery when he headed in Dwight McNeil’s left-wing delivery, but Dennis Praet’s superb 20-yard strike into the top-right corner put the gloss on Leicester’s win.

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Leicester City

  1. Squad number1Player nameSchmeichel

  2. Squad number27Player nameCastagne

  3. Squad number25Player nameWilfred Ndidi

  4. Squad number4Player nameSöyüncü

  5. Squad number2Player nameJustin

  6. Squad number24Player nameMendy

  7. Squad number17Player nameAyoze Pérez

  8. Squad number8Player nameTielemans

  9. Squad number26Player namePraet

  10. Squad number15Player nameBarnes

  11. Squad number9Player nameVardy

  1. Squad number5Player nameMorgan

  2. Squad number10Player nameMaddison

  3. Squad number11Player nameAlbrighton

Burnley

  1. Squad number1Player namePope

  2. Squad number26Player nameBardsley

  3. Squad number28Player nameLong

  4. Squad number34Player nameDunne

  5. Squad number3Player nameTaylor

  6. Squad number12Player nameBrady

  7. Squad number18Player nameWestwood

  8. Squad number8Player nameBrownhill

  9. Squad number11Player nameMcNeil

  10. Squad number19Player nameRodriguez

  11. Squad number9Player nameWood

  1. Squad number23Player namePieters

  2. Squad number27Player nameVydra

More to follow.

Line-ups

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 27Castagne
  • 25Ndidi
  • 4Söyüncü
  • 2Justin
  • 24MendyBooked at 25mins
  • 17PérezSubstituted forMaddisonat 62′minutes
  • 8Tielemans
  • 26PraetSubstituted forAlbrightonat 83′minutes
  • 15BarnesSubstituted forMorganat 90+1′minutes
  • 9Vardy

Substitutes

  • 5Morgan
  • 10Maddison
  • 11Albrighton
  • 12Ward
  • 14Iheanacho
  • 20Choudhury
  • 28Fuchs

Burnley

  • 1Pope
  • 26BardsleyBooked at 90mins
  • 28Long
  • 34Dunne
  • 3Taylor
  • 12BradySubstituted forPietersat 40′minutes
  • 18Westwood
  • 8Brownhill
  • 11McNeil
  • 19RodriguezBooked at 8minsSubstituted forVydraat 70′minutes
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 2Lowton
  • 15Peacock-Farrell
  • 23Pieters
  • 27Vydra
  • 37Thomas
  • 41Benson
  • 45Driscoll-Glennon

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Leicester City 4, Burnley 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Leicester City 4, Burnley 2.

  3. Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Jimmy Dunne.

  4. Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Foul by Dwight McNeil (Burnley).

  6. Substitution, Leicester City. Wes Morgan replaces Harvey Barnes.

  7. Phil Bardsley (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Foul by Phil Bardsley (Burnley).

  10. Attempt missed. Phil Bardsley (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Brownhill.

  11. Attempt blocked. Matej Vydra (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  12. Chris Wood (Burnley) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Matej Vydra.

  13. Attempt missed. Phil Bardsley (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

  14. Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Çaglar Söyüncü.

  15. Attempt blocked. Matej Vydra (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Brownhill.

  16. Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  17. Foul by James Justin (Leicester City).

  18. Phil Bardsley (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

  20. Jimmy Dunne (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.



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