Verdy Scores Twice To Earn Leicester A Point Against Burnley

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Leicester City came from behind to deny Burnley their first Premier League win of the season, with Jamie Vardy scoring twice and an own goal.

Burnley’s summer recruit Maxwel Cornet scored a fantastic volley late in the first half in his first league start since joining for £12.85 million from Lyon in August, volleying home emphatically from Matej Vydra’s cross.

Vardy accidently beat Kasper Schmeichel with a glanced header at his near post from Ashley Westwood’s corner, giving Sean Dyche’s side an early lead.

However, the Foxes striker atoned for his error as he raced on to Youri Tielemans’ pass and found the bottom corner – before rescuing a late point with another calm finish.

“That was a Jamie Vardy performance. He was a threat all game, he was superb,” said Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers.

“You are seeing his energy in the game, freshness, movement and work rate. He is a top, top striker. His movement for the goals was excellent, both were really good team goals but he makes the pass because of his movement.”

Source: BBC Sport

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