Burnley 1-1 Leicester City: The Warmdown
Iheanacho showing complete focus (photo image from Channel News Asia)

The Clarets draw yet again

A stunning goal from Kelechi Iheanacho meant that Burnley succumbed to their fourth draw in six games in the League. The goal was a real moment of brilliance- the forward had to watch the ball all the way over his shoulder, while ensuring he also managed to make a solid connection to direct the ball on target past a hopeless Nick Pope. It could be argued that his positioning was a little off as he wasn't central enough between his posts, but you cannot blame him for underestimating the chances of the Leicester forward finishing as well as he did. 

Part of the reason for Burnley having drawn so many has been down to the lack of goals,  managing five in their last five, with three of those coming away at Crystal Palace. In typical Burnley fashion, they often aim to not lose while continually struggling to win. 

Chris Wood's return more than welcome

The return of key striker Chris Wood had a significant impact on Burnley's attacking display. They continued to look dangerous going forward, with Wood as a focal point up top helping to keep the attacking play fluid. Burnley are certainly a different team with him back, and they will hope that he can remain free of injury for the remainder of the season. 

It was Wood's strike partner Matej Vydra who scored Burnley's only goal, pouncing on a slack pass from Leicester's Hamza Choudhury. The Czech clipped the ball round Wilfried Ndidi before expertly dispatching the ball into the top right corner.  Despite having not scored in over 1200 minutes, his finish was certainly showing of confidence.

A point helps to further gap 

Although they may have felt they could have taken all three points, a draw does help Burnley to keep the momentum as they aim to push away from the bottom three. This result ensures that they remain six points clear of the drop, with Newcastle and Brighton also three points behind. Sean Dyche will always favour a point instead of chasing three and risk a loss, and rightly so when your team are currently lurking at the wrong end of the table. 

Burnley's next three fixtures look difficult on paper- Arsenal have been very hard to predict this season, Everton recently produced a fantastic display to win at Anfield and Southampton, on their day, are a formidable opponent. Burnley will be looking at the Southampton fixture as the one to win and will be hoping to come through the previous fixtures unscathed while also hoping clubs around them don't find any form. 

Goalkeepers in form

Impressive displays from both goalkeepers meant that it was only 1-1, despite there being plenty of efforts on goal. Schmeichel was the more impressive of the two, with a fantastic finger-stretching save to stop a James Tarkowski the highlight of a commanding display. 

With Chris Wood also impressing on his return to the starting 11, the game was highlighted by individual displays amongst two injury-ridden squads. Timothy Castagne was dangerous on the left side for the Foxes, and Ashley Westwood was also industrious at times for Burnley. 

Both squads have been plagued by injuries this season, and so it was refreshing to see that quality still shone through at Turf Moor. Both teams move onto the next fixtures, with Burnley against Arsenal and Leicester taking on Brighton.