Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
2 December 2017
Game week
15
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
1 - 0

Goals

D. Gray (G) 6'
1 - 0

Commentary

Minute   Description
Leicester win back-to-back Premier League games, while Burnley are condemned to just their second defeat on the road, and they showed plenty of fight and spirit, but just couldn't quite find that final pass - they missed Brady badly, and will hope he has a speedy recovery.
And there goes the full-time whistle! Pope's error in the first half proved costly, allowing Gray to steal in and hook the ball home. Burnley bossed the rest of the first half, but they lost key man Brady to injury, and Leciester perhaps shaded the second period in what was a very evenly matched game. Mahrez showed plenty of quality and creativity, but couldn't add to the hosts' lead, and eventually the Foxes held out to win 1-0!
90'+4 Burnley pile men forward in search of a last-gasp equaliser, and Barnes is crowded out on the edge of the box. That looks like being that.
90'+2 CHANCE! Mahrez glides into the box past several defenders, and fires his shot low, but Pope saves. He gets another opportunity - created again by Okazaki - moments later, but it's on his right foot and he can't hit the target.
90'+1 Mee hauls Vardy down and gets a yellow card. The striker would have been in the clear otherwise!
CHANCE! Arfield whips the ball into Barnes, but the striker somehow doesn't make contact, and Maguire clears it! What a ball that was, and what a waste.
89' Okazaki nearly makes an instant impact, chasing the ball down up front and creating a chance for Vardy, but he snatches at it and is off balance, and it's sliced wide.
88' The goalscorer, Gray, is replaced by the tireless Okazaki for the final few minutes.
87' CHANCE! A cross comes in for Burnley and Barnes throws himself at the ball, but it's glanced narrowly wide.
85' Bardsley lofts a cross right to the back post, and Schmeichel comes out well to palm it clear, but he clatters team-mate Simpson in the process, who stays down. He gets some treatment, and should be okay to carry on.
83' Leicester have had all of the ball in the last few minutes, and the pressure has been piling on Burnley. They just can't get out and build an attack of their own to try and get back into the game.
80' CHANCE! Vardy receives the ball in the box, and Tarkowski gets the ball away well, but Chilwell produces a fantastic cross at the near-post, which Vardy tries to flick towards goal, but it's saved well by Pope.
77' CHANCE! Tarkowski does really well as Albrighton links up with with Mahrez, and cuts out a cross fizzed towards the back post with Vardy waiting. The corner is too close to Pope again, however, and it's a chance wasted.
76' Burnley try to play it out from the back under pressure from the Foxes, and make their own problems as they lose the ball, forcing Cork to give a free-kick away.
74' Wood, who's had a bit of an off day, is replaced by Vokes up front as Burnley make their final change in an attempt to get something back from this game.
72' POST! Gray hits the base of the post with a sizzling strike across goal with Pope beaten! He hits it through the defenders legs, making it hard for the keeper to see it - but he's denied by the woodwork!
71' CHANCE! Vardy wins a header ont he halfway line, before Mahrez charges through the middle. He feeds Gray on the right, whose cross is deflected clear with Vardy lurking!
70' CHANCE! Vardy gets half a yard and fires it at the near-post, forcing Pope into a save - although it looked to be going wide anyway. The corner is met by Maguire, who heads it into the ground well, but there's no Foxes player there to pick up the pieces.
66' It's a real statement of intent by Dyche as he brings off Defour for Barnes, who joins up top with Wood as Burnley go to a wide diamond formation, with Cork holding the midfield on his own, and Hendrick just ahead of him.
CHANCE! Pope punches a corner clear, and Ndidi swings a left foot at it on the volley, but it's over the top harmlessly.
65' CHANCE! Albrighton's first-time, volleyed through-ball nearly finds Mahrez, but Pope shepherds the ball out of play well.
61' CHANCE! Burnley block a Vardy shot and Hendrick sends Gudmundsson away for a counter-attack! They race down the pitch and the winger gets in behind, but his powerful shot is beaten away by Schmeichel!
60' Defour hits one from a long way out and it's never going to trouble Schmeichel, who catches it easily.
58' CHANCE! Vardy's in the mix as a long ball causes problems in the box, Bardsley nearly deflects it into his own net, but recovers just in time to hack it away!
57' Pope claws Albrighton's delivery away, before Mahrez's corner is headed away impressively by Mee. Great distance on that clearance!
56' Bardsley clatters into Albrighton with a reckless lunge, and gets a very well-deserved yellow card.
55' Burnley will feel hard done by here. The ball is whipped into the middle, and the flag goes up for offside, but it's the wrong call! They're not quite getting things their way at the moment.
52' CHANCE! What a challenge by Bardsley! Mahrez weaves some more magic on the right, playing a clever reverse pass through to Albrighton. The wide-man cuts it back perfectly for Gray on the penalty spot, but Bardsley throws himself at the ball and charges Gray down, before a team-mate hacks it away.
51' Hendrick is found by a beautiful switch from Defour, but he's drifted offside and it's another good opportunity wasted.
49' CHANCE! Mahrez goes on a mazy run from the halfway line and forces a corner. It's an interesting one, fizzed low to Chilwell on the edge of the box, whose first-time effort whistles just past the top corner!
48' Vardy will be looking to make more of an impact in this half. He had a very quiet first 45 minutes considering he's chasing his 50th Premier League goal.
46' And Leicester kick us off at the start of the second half!
And there's the half-time whistle! Burnley have edged the first half in terms of possession and chances created, but it's Leicester who go into the break ahead after a mistake by Pope allowed Gray to hook the ball into the back of the net inside the first seven minutes! Brady was the best player on the pitch as he created chance after chance for the visitors, but an injury he sustained in a collision with Maguire while trying to work a shooting position saw the winger stretchered off - a big,big loss for his side. It's 1-0 to Leicester at the break!
45'+4 Hendrick looks bewlidered as he puts in a couple of hard, but fair, challenges, and is pulled up for the second. Leicester ping it forward to Maguire, but the ball strays out of play. That looks like it'll be the end of the half.
45'+1 Leicester are pushing forward in the closing minutes, as Mahrez takes a long ball down well, before reversing it to Gray, who wins a corner. Tarkowski does really well to get the ball away, before then giving away a silly free-kick on Maguire in the corner as he shielded the ball. There's a little shove from Iborra on Tarkowski, but it goes unpunished. The free-kick is too high, and Burnley get it clear.
44' Albrighton switches play well after getting the ball off Mahrez, but Simpson's touch is a little heavy and Arfield is back well to get it clear for a throw-in.
43' CHANCE! Mahrez picks the ball up in his own half and barrels down the centre of the pitch, before checking onto his favoured left foot and unleashing a powerful strike at Pope's goal, but the keeper does well to keep it out!
40' Mahrez tries to weave some magic on the right side of the box and jink inside, but Burnley stand firm and break down the other end. Arfield's attempted pass into the box is deflected though, and Schmeichel can gather comfortably.
39' Wood is then caught offside from a long ball forward as he tries to get in behind Morgan.
37' CHANCE! Gudmundsson does really well to drive down the right and clip the ball into the box, but Wood's header is poor and over the bar. He really has to do better from those positions, after good work to pick him out.
34' A raking, cross-field ball finds Ward on the left, but he's caught offside. That's a real waste of a good position from the left-back.
31' And Brady has to be stretchered off - he looks as though he's in a lot of pain. It's a huge loss for Burnley, and very disappointing for the player too. Arfield comes on in his place.
27' Brady receives a neat flick on the edge of the box, and he dances past a couple of challenges instead of shooting, and ends up colliding with Maguire as he tries to pull the trigger. The pair go down in a heap, but Brady looks to have come off much worse and may well have to be replaced. Massive blow for Burnley.
26' CHANCE! It's Brady again! His curling cross almost finds the head of Wood this time, but the big New Zealander can't quite latch onto it as Maguire does well to get it away.
25' Leicester finally get out of their half and win a corner of their own through Gray. The inital header is cleared well, and Chilwell's ball back into the box is gathered assertively by Pope.
23' Ndidi has a hairy moment as his headed clearance loops towards goal, but it lands on the roof of the net. Schmeichel looked to have had it covered anyway, but it's another corner conceded.
21' Brady receives the ball on the right-hand edge of the box, but he's leaning back as he turns and hits it, and it's ballooned over the bar.
20' CHANCE! Brady is having a top-class half here. He's creating chance after chance for his team-mates! He lofts a ball into the box for the onrushing Gudmundsson, but his powerful volley is kept out by Schmeichel, who has been a busy man!
18' CHANCE! Brady launches in a free-kick from deep, which is over-hit, but Schmeichel brings the ball out of play under pressure to concede a corner. The delivery is another good one, but Mee can only head over the bar amidst the hustle and bustle in the box.
16' CHANCE! Burnley have responded really well to going behind. Another fantastic delivery from Brady - this time from a corner - finds the head of Tarkowski - but he can't get the right connection on his header and it's flicked wide. That was an excellent chance for the visitors.
13' CHANCE! Hendrick wins the ball high up the field and fires it low into the box from the right, and a deflection takes it into Wood's path, but Schmeichel does well this time to smother it and it's hacked away.
12' CHANCE! Brady whips in a magnificent ball from the left towards Gudmundsson, but Chilwell tucks in with the wide-man well and puts him off!
10' CHANCE! Burnley look to hit back early as they surge down the left through Ward. Mahrez tracks him well though and concedes a corner. Schmeichel tries to punch and flaps at it, but the ball bounces behind for a goal kick! The Leicester stopper got away with that!
6' GOAL! Leicester take the lead! An error from Pope allows the Foxes to breach Burnley's usually staunch defence inside the first seven minutes! Mahrez crosses from the right, and Pope dives to meet it, but fumbles the ball straight into the path of the onrushing Gray, who hooks the ball into the net for 1-0! He clatters into the post on the follow-through, and stays down for a moment, but, after some treatment, he looks okay to continue.
It's been pretty even so far as both sides feel their way into the game. Leicester look long towards Vardy, but Burnley get it away.
3' So far, it actually looks as though it's Gray playing off of Vardy through the middle, with Mahrez playing in his usual wide-right role.
1' And we're off! Burnley get us underway at the King Power Stadium.
Dyche leaves his side unchanged from their 2-1 victory over Bournemouth, with Phil Bardsley continuing to deputise for the injured Matthew Lowton at right-back.
Puel makes just one change from the side that beat Tottenham, replacing Shinji Okazaki with Demarai Gray. The youngster takes up a wide role, with Riyad Mahrez playing just behind Vardy in attack.
Burnley substitutes: Taylor, Vokes, Barnes, Westwood, Lindegaard, Long, Arfield
Burnley XI (4-4-1-1): Pope; Ward, Mee, Tarkowski, Bardsley; Brady, Cork, Defour, Gudmundsson; Hendrick; Wood
Leicester City substitutes: Iheanacho, King, Hamer, Dragovic, Okazaki, Ulloa, Fuchs
Leicester City XI (4-4-1-1): Schmeichel; Chilwell, Maguire, Morgan, Simpson; Gray, Iborra, Ndidi, Albrighton; Mahrez; Vardy
The line-ups have been announced, and we'll start with the home side.
Sean Dyche's side will prove as stern a test as the Foxes have faced this season - and have already won twice as many points away from home this term (14 points in seven games) than they did in the whole of 2016-17 (seven points in 19 games).
Since sacking Craig Shakespeare, Leicester have picked up 11 points from six league games - more than they did in their last 12 with him at the helm (10). And new boss Claude Puel will be hoping striker Jamie Vardy can propel his side to further points against an in-form, resilient opponent. The former Fleetwood Town man has additional motivation today - he's one goal away from his 50th in the Premier League, and would be the first Leicester player ever to reach the milestone.
Leicester City are unbeaten at home against Burnley in each of their last six league encounters (W3 D3), and the Lancashire club haven't won here in the league since November 2007. However, Burnley did end a run of 10 league games without a win against the Foxes in January 2017 (D3 L7); winning 1-0 thanks to a late Sam Vokes strike.
In fact, Burnley have only suffered three Premier League defeats so far this season, with losses against Manchester City and West Brom joining their recent defeat by the Gunners. They have taken points off of 'top six' clubs along the way, too, beating Chelsea on the opening day of the season, and claiming creditable 1-1 draws away at Tottenham and Liverpool.
Following a strong October, Leicester picked up just their first win in November last time out with a 2-1 win over Tottenham. The visitors today - Burnley - benefited greatly from that result, leapfrogging the Londoners into sixth place with a 2-1 triumph of their own against Bournemouth. The Clarets won all but one of their games last month - a narrow 1-0 defeat to Arsenal.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Premier League fixture between Leicester City and Burnley at the King Power Stadium.

Lineups

R
A
A
1
K. Schmeichel
2
D. Simpson
3
B. Chilwell
4
J. Cork
5
J. Tarkowski
5
W. Morgan
6
B. Mee
7
D. Gray
9
J. Vardy
11
M. Albrighton
11
C. Wood
12
R. Brady
13
J. Hendrick
15
H. Maguire
16
S. Defour
17
J. Guðmunds­son
21
Iborra
23
S. Ward
25
W. Ndidi
26
P. Bardsley
26
R. Mahrez
29
N. Pope
37
10
9
20
C
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
P. Tierney
Assistants
A. Holmes
Fourth official
L. Probert

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Match Stats

Leicester City Burnley
42 Attacks (Dangerous) 43
10 Corners 7
3 Fouls 11
17 Free Kicks 4
9 Goal Kicks 7
1 Offsides 6
1 Shots (blocked) 0
4 Shots (off target) 5
4 Shots (on target) 5
1 Shots (woodwork) 0
30 Throw Ins 20

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
118+4452
217+2638
318+1838
418+1133
518+432
617+1431
718+1331
818+126
918-622
1017-822
1118-1421
1218-718
1318-918
1418-1317
1518-1517
1617-516
1718-2016
1818-1115
1917-1014
2017-1312

King Power Stadium

Name:
King Power Stadium 
City:
Leicester, Leicestershire 
Capacity:
32262