Leicester City gets crucial win over Burnley in relegation scrap

BURNLEY, England (AP) — Leicester scored just a minute after Burnley missed a penalty, securing a 1-0 win in a high-stakes game between teams fighting to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Matthew Taylor's penalty for Burnley hit the post in the 59th minute, giving the visitors a quick counterattack that ended with Jamie Vardy tapping in a rebound after goalkeeper Tom Heaton prevented a cross from Marc Albrighton from being deflected into the net by Michael Duff.

The result leaves Burnley rooted to the bottom of the standings, five points behind Leicester, which climbed out of the relegation zone into 17th place. The team also has a game in hand on Burnley and 19th-place Queens Park Rangers.

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