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  • English Npower Championship
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Turf Moor
  • Attendance: 13,050
BurnleyBurnleyvLeicesterLeicester
01
  • Nugent, 31

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Match ends, Burnley 0, Leicester City 1.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Burnley 0, Leicester City 1.

90+6 mins:Sam Vokes (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+5 mins:Attempt blocked. Paul Gallagher (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90+4 mins:Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+4 mins:Kieran Trippier (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+3 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

90+3 mins:Attempt saved. Ben Marshall (Leicester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

90+2 mins:Attempt saved. Martin Paterson (Burnley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

90+2 mins:Attempt missed. Marko Futacs (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

89 mins:Offside, Leicester City. Marko Futacs tries a through ball, but Marko Futacs is caught offside.

88 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

86 mins:Substitution, Leicester City. Marko Futacs replaces David Nugent.

83 mins:Substitution, Burnley. Brian Stock replaces Keith Treacy.

83 mins:Substitution, Leicester City. Paul Gallagher replaces Lloyd Dyer.

82 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

81 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

81 mins:Attempt blocked. Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

81 mins:Attempt saved. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

80 mins:Corner, Burnley.

80 mins:Attempt saved. Martin Paterson (Burnley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

79 mins:Foul by Ben Marshall (Leicester City).

79 mins:Keith Treacy (Burnley) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Foul by Paul Konchesky (Leicester City).

78 mins:Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Corner, Burnley.

76 mins:Hand ball by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City).

76 mins:Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

70 mins:Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box.

69 mins:Michael Duff (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69 mins:Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67 mins:Corner, Burnley.

66 mins:Offside, Leicester City. Lloyd Dyer tries a through ball, but Lloyd Dyer is caught offside.

65 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

65 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

64 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

63 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

63 mins:Attempt saved. Ben Marshall (Leicester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

62 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

61 mins:Substitution, Leicester City. Martyn Waghorn replaces Anthony Knockaert.

60 mins:Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Keith Treacy.

59 mins:Corner, Burnley.

58 mins:Attempt blocked. Martin Paterson (Burnley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

57 mins:Substitution, Burnley. Sam Vokes replaces Ross Wallace.

57 mins:Attempt missed. David Nugent (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

53 mins:Foul by Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City).

53 mins:Keith Treacy (Burnley) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Attempt blocked. Matthew James (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48 mins:Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

48 mins:Paul Konchesky (Leicester City) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Offside, Burnley. Martin Paterson tries a through ball, but Martin Paterson is caught offside.

47 mins:Corner, Burnley.

46 mins:Foul by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).

46 mins:Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Burnley 0, Leicester City 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Burnley 0, Leicester City 1.

44 mins:Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

43 mins:Offside, Burnley. Martin Paterson tries a through ball, but Martin Paterson is caught offside.

42 mins:Foul by Keith Treacy (Burnley).

42 mins:Ben Marshall (Leicester City) wins a free kick.

41 mins:Foul by David Nugent (Leicester City).

41 mins:Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Foul by Ben Marshall (Leicester City).

40 mins:Chris McCann (Burnley) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Hand ball by Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City).

38 mins:Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

36 mins:Foul by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).

36 mins:Michael Duff (Burnley) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Foul by Ben Marshall (Leicester City).

36 mins:Keith Treacy (Burnley) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

31 mins:Goal! Burnley 0, Leicester City 1. David Nugent (Leicester City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Wes Morgan.

30 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

23 mins:Attempt missed. Lloyd Dyer (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

21 mins:Hand ball by Ross Wallace (Burnley).

20 mins:Attempt missed. Ross Wallace (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

20 mins:Attempt saved. Martin Paterson (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

18 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

17 mins:Attempt saved. Ben Marshall (Leicester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

17 mins:Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

16 mins:Attempt blocked. Ben Marshall (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

12 mins:Attempt missed. Chris McCann (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

10 mins:Foul by Martin Paterson (Burnley).

10 mins:Liam Moore (Leicester City) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Substitution, Burnley. Martin Paterson replaces Charlie Austin.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Turf Moor
  • Attendance: 13,050
BurnleyBurnleyvLeicesterLeicester
01
  • Nugent, 31

match report

David Nugent's 12th goal of the season was enough to see off Burnley and consolidate Leicester's place in the Championship's play-off zone after a 1-0 victory at Turfmoor.

Nugent struck shortly after the half hour as the Clarets' afternoon went from bad to worse.

The hosts had already received a hammer blow when leading scorer Charlie Austin, having passed a late fitness test on a muscle injury, was replaced by Martin Paterson after a mere eight minutes. And it was testament to Burnley's battling spirits that the Clarets made a real game of it despite the loss of their star man.

In fact, Burnley made the brighter start of the two sides and Chris McCann tried his luck from distance after only 11 minutes, only to see his effort go wide. At the other end, Leicester's Ben Marshall twice came close, first seeing an effort blocked by Kieran Trippier and then bringing the best out of Burnley keeper Lee Grant who tipped his 17th-minute effort round the post.

Paterson brought a save out of Kasper Schmeichel as the Clarets went toe-to-toe with their promotion-hunting rivals, while Leicester's Lloyd Dyer also tried his luck in an end-to-end start at Turf Moor.

The Foxes went into the game without a goal in three matches, but boss Nigel Pearson's long wait was finally over after 31 minutes when Nugent struck home from close range following an assist from Wes Morgan.

The lead could have been doubled just three minutes later but McCann came to the rescue, blocking an 18-yard effort from Anthony Knockaert.

Burnley had taken time to recover their cool after conceding, but eight minutes from the break Danny Ings just cleared the bar from inside the box to raise home fans' spirits.

Even so, the Clarets could have conceded a second minutes from half time when Dyer again worked himself a good shooting opportunity, only to lift his 12-yard effort over the crossbar.

The Foxes picked up where they had left off after the interval as Matty James saw Jason Shackell get in the way of his effort as Pearson's side turned the screw at the start of the second half.

But Schmeichel had to be at his alert best to thwart Paterson an equaliser from point-blank range after 59 minutes as Sean Dyche's men sensed at least a point was still there for the taking.

The Leicester keeper was again in the thick of the action with 20 minutes left, this time comfortably saving an on-target Ings effort from 18 yards.

Livewire Ings then saw an effort blocked by Liam Moore as Leicester were forced back on the defensive, Schmeichel then tipping another Paterson attempt round the post as the Clarets battled to the end.

team line-up

1Lee Grant
4Michael Duff
2Kieran Trippier
3Daniel Lafferty
5Jason Shackell
26Keith Treacy83
6Chris McCann
7Ross Wallace57
8Dean Marney
23Charlie Austin8
14Danny Ings

substitutes

9Sam Vokes57
12Brian Jensen
22Brian Stock83
16Luke O'Neill
10Martin Paterson8
15David Edgar
20Marvin Bartley

referee

Michael Naylor

team line-up

1Kasper Schmeichel
2Ritchie de Laet
5Wes Morgan
3Paul Konchesky
22Liam Moore
11Lloyd Dyer83
7Ben Marshall
24Anthony Knockaert61
16Matthew James
4Daniel Drinkwater
35David Nugent86

substitutes

29Marko Futacs86
18Jeffrey Schlupp
14Martyn Waghorn61
10Andy King
15Michael Keane
13Conrad Logan
17Paul Gallagher83

referee

Michael Naylor

match stats

possession %4653
shots on target35
shots off target65
corners510
tackles won00
offsides22