The key quotes from Brendan Rodgers' post-match press conference after Burnley draw
Brendan Rodgers after the 1-1 draw against Burnley | Photo: Getty/ Pool

Leicester City missed another chance to go into second place in the Premier League after being held to a 1-1 draw against Burnley at Turf Moor.

Kelechi Iheanacho scored brilliantly to cancel out Matej Vydra's early goal to rescue a point for the Foxes

Leicester found themselves 1-0 down inside four minutes after Hamza Choudhury gifted the ball to Vydra who made no mistake in punishing the away side early on, smashing the ball into the top corner. 

Half an hour later, the East Midlands side were level. Wilfred Ndidi played a wonderful pass over the top and up stepped Iheanacho to score one of Leicester's goal's of the season so far with an inch perfect left footed volley, smashing it past the oncoming Nick Pope.

Brendan Rodgers spoke to BBC Radio Leicester after the game.

  • Super Schmeichel

Kasper Schmeichel produced arguably one of his best performances of the season. Both goalkeeper's were on top form, however the level of the Dane's saves were unbelievable - some world class efforts.

Rodgers praised his captain after the game and said: "He's been brilliant for me in my time here, there's moments where it looks like it's going to be a goal and he pulls off a save"

"His concentration and his desire to stop the ball going in the net is so good. He always produces for us, he's absolutely outstanding when he had to be there. That's why he's one of the top keepers at this level."

If it wasn't for heroics from the 34-year-old then the game could have easily gone in the Claret and Blue's favor. 

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  • Thoughts on the game overall

In a typically hard fixture at Turf Moor, Leicester will take the point considering their injury issues. However, with Wesley Fofana now coming back, which will be a big boost for Rodgers, they should look ahead to their next two fixtures against teams at the bottom of the table and see them as must-wins. 

Rodgers said on the result: "We made an awful start to concede so early, but had moments of quality and scored a good goal. We take the point and move on."

"Last season, we won at home to Burnley and lost away. This season to get four points out of six I was pleased, especially given the injuries."

  • Iheanacho stepping up

With Jamie Vardy currently going through a rough patch in front of goal, and their other two top goal scorers in James Maddison and Harvey Barnes both out injured, it was crucial for someone to step up in front of goal. 

Kelechi Iheanacho scored one of Leicester's neatest goals this season. Ndidi lofted the ball into his Super Eagles team mate and Iheanacho made no mistake. 

Rodgers said on the striker's finish: "It was a good move. Once we progressed into their half, Kelechi had great movement and fabulous technique. It was a fine finish."

Even in one of his better games in recent weeks, there's signs that Vardy is slowing down slightly. However, with the 34-year-old coming back from a hernia injury, Foxes fans can only hope its a just an unfortuante patch.

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