Chris Wood goal helps Burnley in come from behind win over Leicester

Robbie Brady had been sidelined with a calf injury

Burnley recovered from a goal down to beat high-flying Leicester City 2-1 at Turf Moor on Sunday, ending their four-match losing streak in the Premier League.

The Foxes were then awarded a penalty with 20 minutes reamining following Mee's foul on Barnes, but Jamie Vardy saw his spot-kick saved by Pope.

Burnley's first league win since December 21 lifted the northern English team five points clear of the drop zone, while Leicester missed the chance to move level with second-placed Manchester City. 'That was a mixture of their keeper making some brilliant saves and our finishing.

Brendan Rodgers' team started well enough here but in the second half in particular found Nick Pope in the Burnley goal an unbreachable last line of defence.

"We just need to work hard. You go on bad runs during the season so to snap them quickly is important", Pope said. There is no magic formula.

Only Liverpool had a better away record than Leicester coming into this game and that confidence was on show in the early stages as Barnes stung the palms of Pope inside a minute.

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Moments later, Leicester led.

Wood couldn't finish off Cork's tempting cross as Burnley failed to score a first half goal in 11 successive league games.

Wood headed a Charlie Taylor cross over the bar after Burnley-born Harvey Barnes had put Leicester ahead.

Kasper Schmeichel had looked suspect from in-swinging Burnley corners and that was the avenue for the home side's equaliser on 56 minutes.

Pope was man of the match after a number of stops to deny Barnes, Vardy and James Maddison and his 68th-minute penalty save proved a turning point. The goalkeeper deserved credit for standing tall and his third notable save of the afternoon was followed nearly immediately by Westwood's victor, the midfielder latching on to an ineffective clearance from Jonny Evans to score for the first time at Turf Moor after Taylor had sent over a cross.



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