Premier League updates from Turf Moor

Johann Berg Gudmundsson will be given a fitness test by Burnley ahead of the Leicester clash

Johann Berg Gudmundsson will be given a fitness test by Burnley ahead of the Leicester clash

Chris Wood has scored in a win over former club Leicester City to drive Burnley closer to a first-ever place in Europe.

Burnley are now red-hot favourites to claim seventh spot in the Premier League after beating their nearest rivals Leicester 2-1 at Turf Moor to open up a nine-point gap with only five games left.

Striker Wood has been a big factor in their current form, scoring four goals in as many games - all of which Burnley have won - since returning from a knee injury.

"I think at any level five wins in a row is massive. You want to play in the Premier League and you want to play in European football".

All but one of the Clarets' last 13 league goals had come in the second half but they were quick out of the blocks here. With Burnley already 1-0 up after a blistering start, the 27-year-old rose to meet Johann Berg Gudmundsson to double the side's advantage with less than ten minutes on the clock.

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The recent England call-up did spring into action shortly after the hour, however, getting down smartly to his right to deny Vardy with a save that will have impressed watching national boss Gareth Southgate.

Leicester had several chances to get back into the game but it was not until the 72nd minute that they found the target - Jamie Vardy powering home after a strong run and pass from substitute Kelechi Iheanacho. The Frenchman conceded his own side's hopes of Europa League football next season are effectively over.

Burnley's latest win made it five straight, the first time they had achieved that in half a century. I was surprised because there was good concentration before the game and to concede these two goals so quickly, it was hard to accept.

"These next two games, including the one against Southampton, will decide if we play for something at the end of the season or not".

Kevin Long has registered goal involvements in consecutive league games (1 goal, 1 assist) for the first time since December 2011 for Accrington.

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