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Leicester City 0 Burnley 0
By Burnley FC
November 10 2018

On a day football came together to pay tribute to former Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Burnley and Leicester City could not be separated. 

 Heart-felt tributes to Srivaddhanaprabha, who was killed in a helicopter crash along with four other people after leaving the King Power Stadium a fortnight ago, made for an emotional backdrop to the Foxes’ home-coming.

 In the first game at the stadium since the accident, Burnley boss Sean Dyche admitted the result was almost an irrelevance in the bigger picture of a personal and collective tragedy.

 But the Clarets still had work to do, and they did it in a typically professional manner which reflected the respect shown by the travelling supporters – many of whom joined in the 5000/1 tribute march and then fell silent for two minutes before kick-off to honour those who lost their lives last month and those commemorated over the Remembrance weekend.

 Leicester had outstripped those freakish odds to win the Premier League three seasons ago under the stewardship of Srivaddhanaprabha, while Burnley were heading back to the top flight.

 The Clarets have maintained their upward curve ever since, although a tough start to the current campaign had flattened out the graph.

 Three successive defeats and 13 goals conceded had added to the importance of regaining momentum.

 And Dyche’s men stood up to be counted in a display full of character and commitment which brought them a first clean sheet since the opening day of the season as the first team to stop Leicester scoring in the Premier League this season.

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Match Report