On This Day: Foxes move out of bottom three with vital three points
Leicester secure a vital win at Burnley | Photo: Getty/ Chris Brunskill

Today's 'On This Day', we go back in time to 2015 when Leicester City travel to Burnely on a pivotal fixture between the two relegation-threatened sides.

Zero to Hero

Following the three consecutive Premier League wins, Leicester travelled to Burnely with a chance to move out of the relegation zone. Burnely sat in 20th place, without a victory since their 1-0 win over Manchester City on 14th March.

The hosts enjoyed the best of the opening stages of the contest, with Matty Taylor failing to connect with a Kieran Trippier corner.

Taylor, who was making his first start since August, was then provided with a massive chance to win the game when his side was awarded a penalty.

Unfortunately, his spot-kick hit the post and went out for a goal-kick. 59 seconds later, the ball was in the opposite net.

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Marc Albrighton's cross was directed towards goal by Michael Duffy and then fumbled in by Jamie Vardy to cause havoc amongst the Foxes faithful.

The victory saw Nigel Pearson's men lift above Sunderland into 17th and the goal was Vardy's third goal in five games.

Feed the Yak

Watford visited the King Power Stadium in 2011, with a victory required to maintain Leicester's play-off bid.

Marvin Sordell fired the Hornets ahead after dispossessing Kyle Naughton and finding the top corner.

Chelsea-loanee, Jeffrey Bruma, equalised a moment later with a spectacular effort from a distance.

Watford restored their lead when Sordell tucked the ball away after good work from striker partner, Danny Graham.

Yakubu, who replaced Richie Wellens at half-time, made the most of a Scott Loach mess-up to level the scoring again for City.

Bruma repeated his earlier goal with another long-distance strike to put Sven-Goran Eriksson's men in the lead for the first time.

The points were confirmed when Yakubu's lobbed effort trickled into the net and ensured their chances of catching Nottingham Forest up with two games remaining stayed alive.

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