A Kelechi Iheanacho stunner and a handful of very good saves from Kasper Schmeichel got here to Leicester’s rescue at Burnley because the Foxes prevented three successive defeats for the primary time underneath Brendan Rodgers.
Czech striker Matej Vydra scored his first Premier League aim in additional than a 12 months, but it surely was not sufficient to earn the Clarets victory as his thunderous end was cancelled out by Iheanacho’s pleasant volley.
Vydra gave Burnley the lead early on
Schmeichel stored out headers from James Tarkowski and Chris Wooden earlier than Ashley Westwood hit a publish and though Leicester rallied late on, with Youri Tielemans additionally denied by the aim body, the perimeters settled for a 1-1 draw.
Leicester have misplaced to Slavia Prague within the Europa League and Arsenal within the high flight within the final week, and so they could have feared the worst after they fell behind as Vydra ended a league aim drought lasting 1,212 minutes.
Iheanacho equalised however this nonetheless felt like a missed alternative for Champions League-chasing Leicester, who stay third. Burnley moved six factors away from the relegation zone however they too could rue their missed probabilities.
Already with out Ayoze Perez, Dennis Praet, James Maddison, James Justin and Wes Morgan, Leicester got here into this sport with out Harvey Barnes and Jonny Evans as a consequence of accidents suffered towards the Gunners on Sunday.
The absence of the pair have stretched Leicester’s assets additional, and so they introduced in Daniel Amartey, Papy Mendy and Hamza Choudhury whereas midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was drafted into the centre of a again three.
Ndidi was performed into bother by Choudhury’s free return move, intercepted by Vydra, whose first contact took him previous the makeshift centre-half earlier than he then lashed a left-footed strike excessive into the web after simply 4 minutes.
It was a assured end from a participant who final scored within the league on February 22 final 12 months, however Leicester slowly discovered their footing after a torpid begin as Choudhury got here near atoning for his mistake.
Having been left unmarked within the space, the midfielder’s end into the bottom was tipped over by Pope whereas Tielemans had penalty appeals waved away after a tangle of legs with Charlie Taylor on the best facet of the realm.
But Leicester’s endeavour was rewarded after 34 minutes as Ndidi’s floated move excessive was completed with aplomb by Iheanacho, expertly volleying past Nick Pope after letting the ball drift over his proper shoulder.
Schmeichel saved brilliantly low all the way down to his left after James Tarkowski had risen highest on the again publish to move Dwight McNeil’s cross in direction of aim, whereas on the different finish Pope tipped away Tielemans’ highly effective shot.
Schmeichel was twice at full stretch after the interval to get fingertips to Wooden’s header after which a deflected strike from the New Zealand striker, making his first begin in a month following harm.
Schmeichel was left rooted to the spot simply after the hour by Ashley Westwood’s crisp effort from the sting of the field however the visiting goalkeeper was bailed out by a publish.
Not lengthy after, Wesley Fofana and Marc Albrighton had been despatched on and the modifications had the specified impact as Leicester asserted themselves. Ricardo Pereira was simply over with an effort whereas Timothy Castagne’s shot was blocked.
Albrighton examined Pope whereas Tielemans’ effort from simply outdoors the realm got here again off a publish as Burnley escaped with some extent – though the draw means the Clarets have received simply one among their final eight league matches.