Two of the Championship’s leading sides met in Saturday’s lunchtime kickoff as Leicester City hosted Burnley. The foxes dominated the first half but only went in one goal ahead thanks to David Nugent’s 11th strike and seventh converted penalty of the season after Jamie Vardy had been bundled over.

The Foxes were made to pay for their poor finishing as Burnley equalised moments after the interval through their top scorer Danny Ings, who was able to bring down Kieran Trippier’s cross and tuck home.

Was the result fair?

Probably not. Nigel Pearsons Men had many more chances and will be kicking themselves for not making it 10 wins out of 11 at home. Burnley might feel that the penalty was slightly dubious but Leicester fully deserved their half-time lead. Both team had chances to win it but it was Leicester who had the best ones. On another day they might have scored three or four.

Leicester’s performance

As mentioned, Pearson will probably be most annoyed that his side could not put this game to bed. Apart from his penalty, Nugent was fairly innocuous as his strike partner Vardy squandered the best openings. Defensively, Burnley’s firing front two of Ings and Sam Vokes were for the most part kept quiet, but when Leicester left Ings on his own in the box, he made them pay. Leicester’s brightest sparks were actually on the wings, with Anthony Knockaert and Lloyd Dyer both very lively.

Burnley’s performance

Sean Dyche will be delighted that his side achieved a draw considering Leicester’s home record and the fact that it was not Burnley’s best display but they still came away with a point. Ings took his goal well but was defended pretty well by Wes Morgan and Liam Moore. The defence looked quite ragged especially in the wide areas as Trippier and Ben Mee struggled with the pace and cleverness of Dyer and Knockaert.

Referee performance

Andy D’Urso had a solid game and will feel that he correctly awarded Leicester their penalty as Vardy was clearly impeded even though he had overran the ball.


Match statistics:

Shots 19
On target 3
Possession 56%
Corners 7
Fouls 10

Shots 14
On target 2
Possession 44%
Corners 2
Fouls 9