Islam Slimani scores two for Leicester City in Premier League debut
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Record signing
The Algeria forward gave defending champion Leicester the lead just before halftime with a powerful header from
"It's important Slimani continues to score, because if he only scores in the first match we have a problem," said Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri.
Slimani made it 2-0 shortly after the break with another header at
The result was beyond doubt when
Burnley made very little in the way of chances, as Leicester followed up its 3-0 midweek win over
"I was curious to see how my players reacted after the Champions League and they reacted very well," Ranieri said.
Leicester was without first-choice goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, after he was concussed in training. Summer signing Ron-Robert Zieler made his league debut in Schmeichel's place.
Slimani moved to Leicester from