BRAVE GRAY WINNER CONTINUES FOXES REVIVAL UNDER PUEL
LDemarai Gray’s courageous early g oal e a r ned Leicester City a 1-0 home win over Premier League high-flyers Burnley yesterday, maintaining t hei r momentum under new Manager Claude Puel.
The Foxes have now collected 11 points from six league games since the Frenchman’s appointment as Crai g Shakespeare’s successor, losing only to lead- ers Manchester City.
Leicester were in front early in beating Tottenham 2-1 on Tuesday and the hosts made a similarly strong start here by scoring the opening goal after six minutes at the King Power Stadium.
A Riyad Mahrez cross evaded the entire Burnley back line, with goalkeeper Nick Pope pushing the ball straight out to Gray, who tapped in his second Premier League goal of the season, though his momentum saw him clatter into the post. Burnley, who had won four of their last five Premier League games, saw their attacking potency severely restricted by a serious-looking injury suffered by Robbie Brady, who was taken off on a stretcher, although Johann Gudmundsson wasted a fine second-half chance to level. Leicester’s revival sees the 2015-16 champions remain ninth but narrow the gap to t hose above t hem, having extended a 10-year unbeaten home record in the league against the Clarets, who drop a place to seventh.