Adam Redfern reporting from the King Power Stadium
Leicester City missed out on regaining top spot in the SkyBet Championship as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley in Saturday afternoon’s top of the table clash.
Former Burnley striker David Nugent set the Foxes well on their way as he scored his 11th of the season from the penalty spot on 12 minutes- just rewards for Leicester’s early dominance.
Hotshot Danny Ings cancelled out the Foxes opener in just the first minute of the second-half as a revitalised Burnley side came out fighting.
Leicester dominated the early stages of this fixture and could have easily opened the scoring. A superb driving run and cross from Ritchie De Laet picked out the arriving Lloyd Dyer in the box, but Jason Shackell superbly blocked his effort.
Jamie Vardy was then brought down under a challenge from Burnley Captain Jason Shackell and Nugent coolly slotted home the resultant penalty kick.
As half-time approached Vardy came close to doubling the Foxes lead, but the striker saw his shot creep agonisingly wide.
Leicester dominated first half proceedings but the leagues pace-setters Burnley came out fighting early in the second with Danny Ings brining the scores level slotting home from close range for his 12th of the season.
The goal ignited Burnley’s attacking mentality and pressed the Foxes as they looked to take the lead. As they did, Leicester looked a threat on the break and it made for an exciting last 30 minutes.
Vardy had a great chance to seal the game on 80 minutes for the Foxes but his header from Lloyd Dyer’s cross failed to hit the target.
Time eventually ran out for both sides and the each had to settle for a point.
The draw leaves the Championship title race wide open with Leicester and Queens Park Rangers just a point behind the Clarets.
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