City and Clarets Produce a Bore Draw

Leicester City 0:0 Burnley

City and Burnley played out a meaningless end of season fixture that failed to provide any entertainment for a sparse crowd at the KPS on Tuesday evening.
Nigel Pearson brought Dyer and Drinkwater in for Gallagher and King, but still couldn’t make the midfield tick, whatever the combination of players.

Noteworthy events were few and far between all night but it was the visitors who had a couple of early chances with Schmeichel parrying a shot from Austin before a slip up from Bamba let Austin through, but his misdirected his square ball in the area.
Marshall forced a save from Grant, and Drinkwater went close with a glancing header, but that was it for the first half.
Despite City making early inroads the second half did not see any improvement in a desperately dull encounter.
Peltier got his head to a Marshall corner but Trippier cleared off the line. That was the closest City got, and Burnley’s best chance of a record-equalling 11th away win came on the hour when Austin somehow managed to hit both posts with a header, before being denied from two yards out by a fantastic last-ditch Bamba challenge.
After that brief flurry of excitement the boredom set in again, with many among the small crowd streaming towards the exits long before the referee called time.
This hugely disappointing season can’t end soon enough…

Leicester: Schmeichel, Peltier, Morgan, Bamba, Konchesky, Marshall, Wellens, Drinkwater, Dyer (Gallagher 72), Beckford (Schlupp 72), Nugent. Unused Subs: St Ledger, King, Howard.
Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Duff, Edgar, Lafferty, Stanislas (McQuoid 67), Bartley, Marney, McCann (Ings 79), Wallace, Austin. Unused Subs: Jensen, Howieson, Jackson.

Referee: Michael Jones (Cheshire). Attendance: 19,806.

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