Date: 14th April 2018 at 9:36pm
Written by:
Burnley
2 – 1
Leicester

Turf Moor

Premier League

14/04/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 21727

Referee: Atkinson

BurnleyLeicester
Wood (6), Long (9)Vardy (72)
PopeSchmeichel86
LowtonSimpson
LongMorgan
TarkowskiMaguire
WardChilwell
Lennon
 
Mahrez
CorkChoudhury
WestwoodAdrien Silva
Berg GudmundssonGray64
Barnes
 
85Okazaki45
Wood75Vardy

Substitutes

HeatonIheanacho
 
45
TaylorAlbrighton
MarneyHamer86
Vokes85Dragovic
Hendrick75Fuchs
WellsBarnes
BardsleyDiabate64

Game Statistics

8Goal attempts15
3On Target6
4Corners8
9Fouls10
2Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
39%61

Burnley strengthened their hopes of a European adventure next season with victory over Leicester City earlier today.

Welcoming the former Premier League Champions to Turf Moor for the game, many believed that it could be a ‘decider’ on a European front with both sides sitting respectively in sixth and seventh place.

Fortunately for Burnley the points fell in our direction following goals from Chris Wood and Kevin Long inside of the opening ten minutes of the tie.

Leicester did find the net through Jamie Vardy late on, but the game ended 2-1.

Manager Sean Dyche repeated his mantra of not getting carried away as he spoke to the BBC, but it’s obvious to everyone it was an incredibly crucial point.

“Our story is still about getting as many points as we can get. In five and a half years there has been a lot of work done here. We have had some tough times and some very good times. Who knows what it will bring but we will just wait and see.”

Given how well placed we are for Europa League football next season, securing that adventure would see us return to European competition for the first time since 1966/67 and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup which later become to UEFA Cup.

With a wage bill reported to be £37million in the top flight, that tells its own story and we have now won five consecutive matches for the first time since November 1968 to boot.

 

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