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Sean Dyche says £130k-a-week Leicester player was ‘excellent’ against Burnley

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Sean Dyche says £130k-a-week Leicester player was ‘excellent’ against Burnley

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has been praised by Sean Dyche after his superb display against Burnley in Wednesday’s Premier League clash.

The Foxes played out a 1-1 draw with the Clarets at Turf Moor, having to come from behind after Matej Vydra opened the scoring just four minutes in.

However, Leicester drew level in the 34th minute through a superb Kelechi Iheanacho finish, following great work from Wilfred Ndidi.

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The latter’s floated ball over Burnley’s defence tempted Nick Pope off his line and Iheanacho swivelled to connect with a wonderful first-time volley for a quality goal.

At the other end, Schmeichel delivered a masterclass in between the sticks, thwarting numerous good efforts including a seemingly goalbound Chris Wood header.

“They have an away record that’s right up there with Manchester City, so you have to be careful,” Dyche told the Burnley media team after the game.

 

“But their keeper was excellent and we’ve come away with a pleasing point against a very good side.

“I thought throughout the game, particularly in the second half, we were on the front foot and it does paint a picture if their keeper was arguably man of the match.

“You have to defend well and I thought we did, but our approach play was much, much better today. The performance was important – and getting back to what we are about.”

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One of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League, Schmeichel has been an incredible servant to Leicester over the past 10 years, clocking up over 400 competitive appearances for the Foxes.

Hopefully the £130,000-a-week star can get Leicester over the line and into the Champions League once again come the end of the season – it’s no less than the Foxes deserve for yet another superb campaign.

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