Burnley 2-1 Leicester: Ashley Westwood slams in crucial winner

Burnley 2-1 Leicester: Ashley Westwood slams in crucial winner in Premier League survival fight to end run of four straight defeats after Jamie Vardy missed a penalty for Leicester

  • Burnley secured a vital victory over Leicester to haul themselves clear of danger 
  • Harvey Barnes finished a slick move after Foxes won the ball high up the pitch 
  • Jack Cork was dispossessed by a crunching Dennis Praet tackle in his own half 
  • The home side got level early in the second half as Chris Wood bundled home
  • Jamie Vardy fluffed a chance to put his side back in front after missing a penalty
  • Burnley punished the Foxes as Ashley Westwood smashed in a cute delivery 

Ashley Westwood netted a crucial winner against high-flying Leicester to stop the rot for Burnley after four successive defeats and haul them clear of danger.

The away side had pounced on an opening to strike first blood. Denis Praet did brilliantly to slide in and win the ball from the dithering Jack Cork, with Barnes stealing it away and driving at goal – finishing smartly from an angle.

Leicester were looking to punish the home side, but Chris Wood lifted the spirits at Turf Moor soon after the interval as he bundled home from close range after a scramble from a corner. 

Burnley gifted Leicester a chance to get back in front as Mee hauled down Barnes in the area. Vardy – usually so clinical from the spot – saw his effort palmed away by Nick Pope. But the Foxes were made to pay for Vardy’s miss, as the claret and blue took the lead when Westwood slammed home from a great ball in from Charlie Taylor. 

More to follow. 

Ashley Westwood smashed in a late winner against Leicester to boost their hopes of survival

Westwood wheels away with Jeff Hendrick after scoring the all-important goal to win the game

Leicester defender Johnny Evans and Jay Rodriguez vie for the ball in a cagey opening

Dennis Praet put in a crunching tackle to dispossess Jack Cork and set Barnes on his way

Barnes brilliantly after driving towards goal from the break and finishing into the top corner

The Burnley-born forward scored just his second league goal of the season at Turf Moor

Harvey Barnes is swamped by his team-mates after breaking the deadlock with his smart finish

Striker Chris Wood couldn’t miss as he taps home Burnley’s equaliser from point blank range

The Foxes forward is furious with himself after missing the opportunity to put the team ahead

Leicester’s Jamie Vardy saw his penalty kick parried away by Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope

MATCH FACTS AND LEAGUE TABLE 

Season at a glance

Burnley (4-4-2): Pope, Bardsley, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Cork, McNeil, Hendrick, Westwood Rodriguez, Wood (Lennon 92)

Subs not used: Hart, Lowton, Brady, Pieters, Vydra, Long

Booked: Mee

Goals: Wood 55

Leicester (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel, Ricardo Pereira, Fuchs, Soyuncu, Evans, Barnes, Perez (Iheanacho 74), Mendy, Praet (Tielemans 74), Maddison, Vardy

Subs not used: Ward, Justin, Morgan, Gray Albrighton 

Goals: Barnes 33, Westwood 79

Ref: Anthony Taylor

 




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