James Maddison and Jamie Vardy came off the bench and scored a goal each to seal a 2-0 win for Leicester as Burnley missed the chance to move out of the relegation zone.
Maddison broke Burnley’s resistance with a stunning, left-footed effort from outside the box (82) after collecting a Vardy lay-off following Kasper Schmeichel’s long-range clearance.
Vardy, who was making his first appearance since December following a hamstring injury, then sealed Leicester’s first Premier League win in over two months when he headed home a left-wing cross from Harvey Barnes (90).
Before that, it appeared a string of outstanding saves from Nick Pope were going to clinch a draw for Burnley which would have moved them above Everton and out of the bottom three.
But Maddison’s stunning effort, which came moments after Pope had made a full-stretch save to deny Barnes, ensured Burnley remain 18th while Leicester celebrate a first Premier League win – and first clean sheet – since their 1-0 victory over Liverpool on December 28.
Full match report to follow…
Both teams will return to Premier League action on Saturday 5 March as Burnley take on Chelsea at 3pm, while Leicester will face Leeds at 12.30pm.