Burnley hold Leicester on an emo­tional day

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Leicester and Burnley played out a goal­less draw in the first home game since VichaiSri­vad­dhanaprabha’s death on a dif­fi­cult and emo­tional day at The King Power. Thou­sands of Leicester City fans marched pre-match on Satur­day to hon­our for­mer owner Sri­vad­dhanaprabha and four oth­ers, who were killed when their he­li­copter crashed fol­low­ing Leicester’s pre­vi­ous home match against West Ham.

A two-minute si­lence was held among other trib­utes be­fore kick-off where Vichai’s son Aiyawatt laid a wreath in front of a full house at the King Power, who held com­mem­o­ra­tive scarves with the words “For­ever In Our Hearts.”

On the pitch, Leicester cre­ated am­ple op­por­tu­ni­ties in the first half as Jamie Vardy had an ef­fort cleared off the line and Rachid Ghez­zal hit the cross­bar. How­ever, they ran out of steam on an emo­tional week for all con­cerned with the club.

Fol­low­ing the pre-match trib­utes that vis­i­bly moved many of the fans, Leicester started with plenty of pace. Wil­fred Ndidi’s skid­ded an ef­fort wide while Vardy’s drilled strike was cleared off the line by Matt Low­ton.

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