Find a list of your saved stories here

Puel's Leicester revival continues with 1-0 win vs Burnley

5 photos
Save Story

Save stories to read later

Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester beat Burnley 1-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday, the third win in Claude Puel's sixth match in charge.

Demarai Gray's early goal proved enough to give three points to the 2016 champion.

Burnley dropped a place but only to seventh.

Leicester took the lead after only six minutes.

Riyad Mahrez's in-swinging cross from the left looked to be creeping in at the far post, forcing Nick Pope to dive to his right and push the ball away. But he could only parry it into the path of the oncoming Gray, who collided with the frame of the goal as he slid in to finish from point-blank range.

Like Gray, Burnley recovered well and Chris Wood, a former Leicester player, quickly had a good chance to equalize. Phil Bardsley's low cross was deflected into the path of Wood but the striker's first touch with his chest was heavy and it allowed Kasper Schmeichel to smother the danger.

Burnley's Robbie Brady and Harry Maguire had a nasty-looking collision of shins. Both players laid on the ground in some pain and after receiving some treatment Brady was carried from the field on a stretcher and replaced by Scott Arfield.

The injury appeared to upset Burnley's rhythm and either side of halftime Leicester assumed control.

Wes Morgan had an effort cleared off the line by Phil Bardsley after Jamie Vardy mis-hit his attempt.

Gray came close to a second goal midway through the second half when he steered a shot which clipped the outside of a post, before Pope saved well from Marc Albrighton and Vardy.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Most recent National Sports stories

Related topics

MLBNational Sports
The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast