Kelechi Iheanacho’s stunner cancels out Matej Vydra’s first goal in more than a year as Leicester battle to hard-fought draw at Burnley

A Kelechi Iheanacho stunner and a handful of superb saves from Kasper Schmeichel came to Leicester’s rescue at Burnley as the Foxes avoided three successive defeats for the first time under Brendan Rodgers. Czech striker Matej Vydra scored his first Premier League goal in more than a year, but it was not enough to earn […]

Kelechi Iheanacho’s stunner cancels out Matej Vydra’s first goal in more than a year as Leicester battle to hard-fought draw at Burnley

A Kelechi Iheanacho stunner and a handful of superb saves from Kasper Schmeichel came to Leicester’s rescue at Burnley as the Foxes avoided three successive defeats for the first time under Brendan Rodgers.

Czech striker Matej Vydra scored his first Premier League goal in more than a year, but it was not enough to earn the Clarets victory as his thunderous finish was cancelled out by Iheanacho’s delightful volley.

Vydra gave Burnley the lead early on

Iheanacho’s volley was brilliantly taken
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Schmeichel kept out headers from James Tarkowski and Chris Wood before Ashley Westwood hit a post and although Leicester rallied late on, with Youri Tielemans also denied by the goal frame, the sides settled for a 1-1 draw.

Leicester have lost to Slavia Prague in the Europa League and Arsenal in the top flight in the last week, and they may have feared the worst when they fell behind as Vydra ended a league goal drought lasting 1,212 minutes.

Iheanacho equalised but this still felt like a missed opportunity for Champions League-chasing Leicester, who remain third. Burnley moved six points clear of the relegation zone but they too may rue their missed chances.

Already without Ayoze Perez, Dennis Praet, James Maddison, James Justin and Wes Morgan, Leicester came into this game without Harvey Barnes and Jonny Evans due to injuries suffered against the Gunners on Sunday.

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