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Friday 24 November 2017

Vokes keeps Burnley's home run rolling

Burnley 1 Leicester City 0

Burnley's Sam Vokes celebrates after the match. Photo: Reuters
Burnley's Sam Vokes celebrates after the match. Photo: Reuters
Burnley's Sam Vokes grabbed a late winner to topple Leicester City. Photo: PA

Burnley's run of home victories continued as a controversial late goal from substitute Sam Vokes secured the three points over Leicester - the Foxes' third successive Premier League defeat.

Vokes fired in from close range in the 87th minute to secure the Clarets' seventh successive win at Turf Moor in all competitions, although replays suggested he may have controlled the ball with his arm before shooting.

Referee Mike Dean, who had earlier waved away penalty appeals from both sides, allowed the effort to stand despite the protests of Leicester's players. Burnley, who confirmed the signing of Robbie Brady from Norwich during the game, climb to ninth as Leicester languish two points above the drop.

Irish Independent

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