Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Chris Wood returns to haunt old side as Burnley defeat Leicester

Chris Wood returns to haunt old side as Burnley defeat Leicester

That win moves the Clarets nine points clear of eighth-placed Leicester and, with five matches remaining, seemingly only an unlikely FA Cup triumph for struggling Southampton would deny the club a place in Europe for the first time since 1966-67.

Chris Wood nets the opening goal of the game, in Burnley's 2-1 EPL win over Leicester.

Dyche's remarkable success has been built on a small, tight squad and meticulous preparation, things that would be severely tested by the Europa League. Five-and-a-half years ago we were 16th in the Championship.

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Wilfred Ndidi serves the second of his two game ban, Matty James and Vicente Iborra have been ruled out for the season and Daniel Amartey, while on the path to recovery, is still out. "Who knows what it will bring but we will just wait and see". "We're in very good shape".

"Now of course, it is just a disappointment for all but it is important to keep this good feeling and positive attitude for the last games".

Leicester had several chances to get back into the game but it was not until the 72nd minute that they found the target - Jamie Vardy powering home after a strong run and pass from substitute Kelechi Iheanacho.

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Leicester were their closest challengers, and they were six points behind even before kick-off. "It might be like in Comedy Capers, where they pull a club out and bang them on the head, and then we might get one". "It's very hard to get five wins on the trot so I'm very pleased overall".

"I think so, yes", he said. Leicester, who gave a full Premier League debut to 20-year-old midfielder Hamza Choudhury, simply could not deal with the energy and physicality of the Clarets, although they did not help themselves.

The visitors piled on the pressure but could not find an equaliser and suffered a blow in the closing moments when Schmeichel was hurt in a challenge by Barnes and had to be replaced. "We want to finish strong for the fans".

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