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Goals from Chris Wood and Kevin Long sealed an emphatic 2-1 victory for Burnley against Leicester City at Turf Moor. The victory helped the Clarets secure 3 points, meaning they have inched closer to 6th-placed Arsenal. Sean Dyche’s men overshadowed the visiting Leicester side for a good majority of the game.
A goal from Jamie Vardy was the only solace for the Foxes as Burnley put in a fantastic display to deny a draw, particularly in the last few minutes before the final whistle. With 5 consecutive wins under their belt, Burnley look ready to challenge for a Europa League spot.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at how the Burnley players fared against Leicester.
Another day, another solid display from Pope. He remained calm even in high-pressure situations and made some important saves for Burnley.
A reassuring display from Lowton as he kept the Leicester attackers at bay. He offered good pace going forward as well.
Tarkowski’s importance to the Burnley team is unparalleled and he put in a composed performance at the heart of the defence. He chipped in with some much-needed tackles and interceptions to break Leicester attacks.
In Mee’s absence, Long has truly proven his worth. He defended admirably and deserves an extra point for chipping in with that wonderful goal.
A routine performance from Ward. He worked well with his teammates to fend off the opponents and made some crucial blocks.
Not his finest performance but Gudmundsson made a decent impact in this one. He played a role in the build-up to Long’s goal but he struggled a bit against Riyad Mahrez.
Could have done better on the counter-attack. Westwood tried a lot to make things work in Burnley’s favour but he often fell short against his Leicester counterparts.
Cork made some impressive runs and was creative as well. He linked up well with his teammates and troubled Leicester’s defenders throughout the game.
Lennon’s pace and trickery proved to be quite a handful for Claude Puel’s men. He chipped in with a fair amount of creativity and his incisive runs certainly worked in Burnley’s favour. However, the player did pick up a booking.
Was excellent in possession and played an important role in the build-up to Chris Wood’s goal. He is only going from strength-to-strength for Burnley.
The man of the moment, Chris Wood calmly slotted in the opening goal. From there on, he cruised ahead and worked wonders for the Clarets.
Replaced Chris Wood in the 75th minute.
Came on for Barnes in the 85th minute.