Burnley 0 Foxes 1
Report by Graham Tracey
Most of our noisy travelling fans were probably not alive the last time we won 4 top flight games in a row back in 1966, but that was the stand-out statistic from an unspectacular but physically and mentally strong performance on Saturday.
Celebrations from fans and players at full time were ebullient, but eyes quickly turned to the league table and the reality is that the winning streak, just like the 5 against Man United, will still count for nothing unless we can pick up definitely one bur probably two more wins from our final 5 games. It’s the hope that kills you, as they say in relegation Large Hadron Colliders.
Burnley was my first ever away game back in 1980, and half a lifetime later I can still remember some things about that day, and the wooden seats are still there. I doubt we have played a more important game there, and as I work nearly in an office full of Clarets season ticket holders I had not been able to escape the tension all week.
There was a good effort by our club, handing out Foxes Never Quit t-shirts and £5 vouchers for food and drink in the ground. The weather was cooler than it had been for a while, and there was a cup tie atmosphere as things would look bleak indeed for the loser.
Pearson picked a side that looked physically strong, with the intimidating back three of Morgan, Huth and Wasileski. Nugent was not passed fit, much to the relief of Burnley fans who had virtually asked me for hourly updates all week, given his record against them. Schlupp was injured so Konchesky played left wing back, and with King and Drinkwater starting the team had some feel of last season about it.