Burnley 2 Leicester City 1
By Burnley FC
January 19 2020
The Clarets produced the classic little and large show to earn a priceless win in their bid to stay on the big stage.
Sean Dyche’s men were in danger of getting sucked nearer the Premier League’s relegation dogfight when they trailed in the manager’s 300th league game in charge of the Clarets to a goal from Burnley-born Harvey Barnes.
And even after a ninth goal of the season from top scorer Chris Wood had levelled the scores early in the second half, the Clarets were faced with the prospect of a worrying seventh home defeat of the campaign.
Instead, the towering figure of Pope kept out a Jamie Vardy penalty before pocket dynamo Westwood struck the winner with his first goal of the season - and first at Turf Moor - on what felt like a massive afternoon at Turf Moor.
A first home win since mid-December stopped the rot with the Clarets’ reward for a great show of character and courage a third victory in 10 league games and movement back up the table towards safety.
The Clarets were looking to avoid a fifth successive top-flight defeat for the first time since the 1975/76 season and re-establish some daylight between themselves and the bottom three.
Having been slow starters in their last two home games, Dyche’s men needed to be more positive against a Leicester side knowing an eighth away win would take them back level on points with Manchester City in second place in table.
And there’s no question the Clarets were greatly improved in a more positive approach that contributed to a wide-open first 45 minutes.
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