Who Was Man Of The Match? Leicester City 2-2 Burnley

Match attendance: 31,650      

Who was Man Of The Match? Jamie Vardy

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In an amazing game of football, full of drama and goals, Leicester City and Burnley drew 2-2 in a 4 goal thriller at the King Power Stadium. Jamie Vardy found the back of the net three times, once in his own net though, but for his two goals against Burnley, Vardy’s today’s man of the match.

Burnely shocked the fans at the King Power Stadium by taking the early lead in the 12th minute of the game. Even shocking was the manner of their first goal, as it was start striker Jamie Vardy who scored the opening goal of the game, for Burnley. The Clarets took the early lead as Vardy headed the ball in his own net off Ashley Westwood‘s corner. He later compensated for his earlier mishap by scoring the equaliser. He pounced on Youri Tielemans defence splitting and finished neatly to level the scores.

The 1-1 scoreline did not last long as Maxwel Cornet scored a stunner off a volley that flew past Kasper Schmeichel to make the score 2-1. The two sides went into half time with the score at 2-1 to Burnley, and it stayed like that for the rest of the game until the 85th minute, when Vardy rescued a point for Leicester by scoring his second goal of the game. Burnley keeper Nick Pope rushed to get the ball off Kelechi Iheanacho, but made an error in judgement to which Vardy responded, and put the ball in an empty net.

Burnley thought they’d scored in the dying minutes of the game, as Chris Wood nodded the ball past Schmeichel from close range, but VAR judged the play as offside, and the goal was chalked off. The 4 goal thriller ended at 2-2.

Lets check out Vardy’s MOTM worthy stats:

Vardy’s Stats:

Rating: 7.7

Minutes played: 90

Pass accuracy %: 74

Touches: 36

Goal contribution: 2

Shots (on target): 3

Dribbles: 2

Key Passes: 1

Burnley and Sean Dyche should be disappointed having not coming home with all three points, but it was a brave performance from Burnley. The Clarets could have gotten out of the the relegation zone had they held on to 2-1, but with the result they stay in 19th, 1 point from safety with 6 games done in the season. Matej Vydra was Burnley’s best player on the pitch and provided the assist for Burnley’s second goal. Vydra caused Leicester and Jannik Vestergaard all the while he was on the pitch.

Vydra’s Stats:

Rating: 7.2

Minutes played: 75

Pass accuracy %: 80

Goal contribution: 1

Shots (on target): 1

Dribbles: 2

Key Passes: 2

Tackles: 1

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