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Brendan Rodgers has given credit to Burnley after Leicester drew 2-2 with the Clarets at home.

Sean Dyche’s men took a surprise lead in the 12th minute as Jamie Vardy headed a corner into his own net.

The 34-year-old made amends for his error by bringing Leicester level in the first half.

He was sent through on goal by Youri Tielemans and beat Nick Pope with a neat finish.

Burnley soon restored their lead thanks to record signing Maxwel Cornet. The 24-year-old was picked out by Matej Vydra at the back post and sent a brilliant first-time volley into the net.

Leicester worked hard after the interval to get back into the game. Rodgers brought on James Maddison but the England international could not help break the deadlock.

Vardy stepped up shortly before the final whistle to make it 2-2. He ran on to a Kelechi Iheanacho ball and went round Pope before finishing.

Chris Wood thought he had won it for Burnley at the death, only to see his header ruled as offside.

Rodgers told reporters after the draw: “We showed a really good reaction but conceded too early to go 2-1 behind. You have to give credit to Burnley and some of the blocks [they made].

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“We didn’t make the keeper work as much as we would have liked. We just failed to make the finish.

“Of course we would have liked to have done better. When any team is confident you have a greater chance to succeed. There’s lots for us to improve on.”

When asked about veteran goalscorer Vardy, Rodgers added: “He makes his runs and wonderful finishes. They made some great blocks to stop him from getting a hat-trick.”

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