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Burnley 1 Leicester City 2
By Burnley FC
March 16 2019

A memorable week for Dwight McNeil had some of the gloss removed by a late Leicester winner which leaves the Clarets looking over their shoulders. 

 Having just received his first England call-up as part of the Under-20 squad, McNeil claimed Burnley’s 100th Premier League goal at Turf Moor.

 His superbly executed equaliser just before half time looked as though it would stop the rot after three successive defeats and earn what could yet be a valuable point in the final reckoning at the bottom end of the table.

 But in the last minute Wes Morgan headed a Leicester winner as the Foxes – who had played almost the entire game a man short after Harry Maguire was sent off – nicked all three to send Sean Dyche’s men into the international break with plenty of work still to do to secure their top-flight status.

 Leicester were down to 10 men after just four minutes as the Clarets were handed an immediate advantage.

 Johann Berg Gudmundsson, making just his third league start of the year after replacing Jeff Hendrick as the sole change to the Clarets’ side, got in behind the Foxes’ defence from Jack Cork’s pass.

 And when Maguire clipped the winger’s heels as he raced towards goal, referee Michael Oliver was seemingly left with no alternative but to show the England man a red card.

 Leicester sent on title-winning captain Morgan to fill the gap and the Clarets initially struggled to make the numbers’ game count in their favour.

 Gudmundsson, invariably the Clarets’ attacking catalyst, delivered a cross for former Fox Chris Wood which the striker nodded wide.

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Match Report