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Emotional scenes as Leicester draw in first home game since helicopter crash

Fans paid tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who was among five people to lose their lives in a helicopter crash, before kick-off

Leicester City's emotional return to the King Power Stadium for the first time since the death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash outside the stadium ended in a draw with Burnley.

It was an occasion that was a mixture of sadness, celebration and commemoration for the man whose vision inspired Leicester's unlikely Premier League title win in 2015-16. The Foxes and supporters of both sides delivered a fitting tribute to his memory and the four others who died after the game with West Ham United two weeks ago.

Supporters, led by squad members such as Harry Maguire and James Maddison, led a tribute march from the city centre to the stadium while the pitch was framed by hundreds of Leicester City shirts, flags and banners. There was also a two-minute silence before kick-off with Vichai's son Aiyawa in attendance, with wreaths laid for both his father and the forthcoming Remembrance Sunday.

It was no surprise that Leicester started brightly then faded after the emotional and physical exertions of the past two weeks, which included a 12,000-mile round trip to pay their respects at the former owner's funeral in Bangkok.

Leicester had the best of the first half, with Jamie Vardy's shot cleared off the line by Matt Lowtion, Rachid Ghezzak heading against the bar and Joe Hart saving at the feet of Demarai Gray.

Burnley grew into the game and will be satisfied with a point, although Chris Wood should have done better than lift a second-half chance over the top.

On this day, for once, the result was arguably secondary to the occasion - this was a day to remember the Thai businessman whose ambition and investment allowed Leicester City and their fans to live the dream.

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Line-ups

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 14Ricardo Pereira
  • 5MorganBooked at 50mins
  • 6EvansSubstituted forSöyüncüat 90'minutes
  • 3Chilwell
  • 24Mendy
  • 25Ndidi
  • 11AlbrightonSubstituted forIheanachoat 60'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 31Ghezzal
  • 7GraySubstituted forOkazakiat 84'minutes
  • 9Vardy

Substitutes

  • 2Simpson
  • 4Söyüncü
  • 8Iheanacho
  • 12Ward
  • 20Okazaki
  • 21Iborra
  • 28Fuchs

Burnley

  • 20Hart
  • 2Lowton
  • 28Long
  • 6Mee
  • 3Taylor
  • 25Lennon
  • 16DefourSubstituted forHendrickat 55'minutes
  • 4Cork
  • 7Berg GudmundssonSubstituted forBradyat 65'minutes
  • 9VokesSubstituted forBarnesat 73'minutes
  • 11Wood

Substitutes

  • 1Heaton
  • 10Barnes
  • 12Brady
  • 13Hendrick
  • 18Westwood
  • 26Bardsley
  • 27Vydra
Referee:
Mike Dean

Match Stats

Home TeamLeicesterAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home22
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home12
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Leicester City 0, Burnley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leicester City 0, Burnley 0.

Attempt missed. Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Chilwell.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Caglar Söyüncü replaces Jonny Evans because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jonny Evans (Leicester City) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Vardy with a cross.

Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Wood (Burnley).

Attempt missed. Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Shinji Okazaki replaces Demarai Gray.

Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Wood (Burnley).

Hand ball by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Attempt blocked. Chris Wood (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robbie Brady.

Attempt blocked. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Robbie Brady.

Attempt blocked. Rachid Ghezzal (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ricardo Pereira.

Foul by Ben Chilwell (Leicester City).

Aaron Lennon (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Robbie Brady (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Sam Vokes.

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Rachid Ghezzal (Leicester City).

Matthew Lowton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City).

Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Lennon (Burnley).

Jonny Evans (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Robbie Brady replaces Johann Gudmundsson.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Jack Cork.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Kevin Long.

Attempt missed. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Wes Morgan (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rachid Ghezzal with a cross.

Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Joe Hart.

Attempt missed. Jonny Evans (Leicester City) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Rachid Ghezzal with a cross following a corner.

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