EPL: Leicester Go Top With Burnley Victory

Leicester moved top of the early Premier League table with an entertaining 4-2 victory over Burnley.

Chris Wood gave Burnley an early lead (10) with a smart finish at the back post but they held on to it for just 10 minutes before Harvey Barnes calmly rolled the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Erik Pieters accidentally diverted a low Timothy Castagne cross past his own ‘keeper Nick Pope to hand Leicester the lead four minutes after half-time, which James Justin doubled from close range 11 minutes later.

Burnley refused to lie down and got back into it via the head of debutant Jimmy Dunne, only for Dennis Praet’s rocket to give the Foxes a much-needed cushion going into the final stages.

And the margin of the victory is enough for Leicester to go top of the table on goal difference for the time being, while Burnley are one of nine clubs without a point, albeit having played one less game than most.

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