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Foxes fight back to maintain 100% start

Harvey Barnes has been directly involved in nine Premier League goals for Leicester in 2020Leicester came from behind to maintain their 100% Premier League start against an under-strength Burnley side at the King Power Stadium. The result lifts Leicester to the top of the Premier League for the first time since they won the title…

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Harvey Barnes has been directly involved in nine Premier League goals for Leicester in 2020Leicester came from behind to maintain their 100% Premier League start against an under-strength Burnley side at the King Power Stadium. The result lifts Leicester to the top of the Premier League for the first time since they won the title at the end of the 2015-16 season.It also gave Brendan Rodgers his 100th win as a Premier League manager in his 210th game – Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Kenny Dalglish and Kevin Keegan the only British managers to have reached the landmark in fewer matches.Chris Wood opened the scoring for Sean Dyche’s side, firing into the bottom left corner after outmuscling home defender James Justin at the far post.But the Foxes, who enjoyed the majority of possession against opponents who were missing several first-team players, immediately responded with Harvey Barnes’ placed effort drawing them level. Erik Pieters’ own goal put the hosts ahead after the break with Justin doubling their advantage. Top-flight debutant Jimmy Dunne raised hopes of a Burnley recovery when he headed in Dwight McNeil’s left-wing delivery, but Dennis Praet’s superb 20-yard strike into the top-right corner put the gloss on Leicester’s win.helpHow to playRate players out of 10 throughout or after the game. The rater will close 30 minutes after the final whistle.Rating range key1 = Give it up10 = Pure perfectionLeicester CitySquad number1Player nameSchmeichelSquad number27Player nameCastagneSquad number25Player nameWilfred NdidiSquad number4Player nameSöyüncüSquad number2Player nameJustinSquad number24Player nameMendySquad number17Player nameAyoze PérezSquad number8Player nameTielemansSquad number26Player namePraetSquad number15Player nameBarnesSquad number9Player nameVardySquad number5Player nameMorganSquad number10Player nameMaddisonSquad number11Player nameAlbrightonBurnleySquad number1Player namePopeSquad number26Player nameBardsleySquad number28Player nameLongSquad number34Player nameDunneSquad number3Player nameTaylorSquad number12Player nameBradySquad number18Player nameWestwoodSquad number8Player nameBrownhillSquad number11Player nameMcNeilSquad number19Player nameRodriguezSquad number9Player nameWoodSquad number23Player namePietersSquad number27Player nameVydraFollow all the action from Leicester City v BurnleyDepleted Burnley fight to the endDyche has repeatedly talked about the need for Burnley to add to their squad since top-flight football returned in June and conceded that they would be “stretched to the limit” for this fixture. And although he will be disappointed by the outcome and the unfortunate manner in which they fell behind, Pieters inadvertently deflecting Timothy Castagne’s cross past Nick Pope, he would have been delighted by the application of his depleted team. Already without five first-choice players and at the physical disadvantage of having not played last weekend, the Clarets’ task was made harder when midfielder Robbie Brady went off with a rib injury during the first half. But there were plenty of positives, with Dyche’s side managing more efforts on goal than the hosts and threatening to set up a tense finale when Wood hit the post late on.Dunne, 22, also acquitted himself well in the absence of Ben Mee and James Tarkowksi at the heart of the Burnley defence, his eight clearances more than any other player on the pitch. More to follow.Line-upsLeicester1Schmeichel27Castagne25Ndidi4Söyüncü2Justin24MendyBooked at 25mins17PérezSubstituted forMaddisonat 62’minutes8Tielemans26PraetSubstituted forAlbrightonat 83’minutes15BarnesSubstituted forMorganat 90+1’minutes9VardySubstitutes5Morgan10Maddison11Albrighton12Ward14Iheanacho20Choudhury28FuchsBurnley1Pope26BardsleyBooked at 90mins28Long34Dunne3Taylor12BradySubstituted forPietersat 40’minutes18Westwood8Brownhill11McNeil19RodriguezBooked at 8minsSubstituted forVydraat 70’minutes9WoodSubstitutes2Lowton15Peacock-Farrell23Pieters27Vydra37Thomas41Benson45Driscoll-GlennonLive TextMatch ends, Leicester City 4, Burnley 2.90’+3’Second Half ends, Leicester City 4, Burnley 2.90’+3’Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Jimmy Dunne.90’+2’Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.90’+2’Foul by Dwight McNeil (Burnley).90’+1’Substitution, Leicester City. Wes Morgan replaces Harvey Barnes.90’+1’Phil Bardsley (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.90’+1’Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.90’+1’Foul by Phil Bardsley (Burnley).89’Attempt missed. Phil Bardsley (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Brownhill.89’Attempt blocked. Matej Vydra (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.88’Chris Wood (Burnley) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Matej Vydra.88’Attempt missed. Phil Bardsley (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.87’Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Çaglar Söyüncü.87’Attempt blocked. Matej Vydra (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Brownhill.87’Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.86’Foul by James Justin (Leicester City).86’Phil Bardsley (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.84’Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).84’Jimmy Dunne (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
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NFL game postponed over Covid-19 cases

Tennessee Titans’ long snapper Beau Brinkley (left) and defensive tackle DaQuan Jones (right) have been put on the reserve/Covid-19 listThe NFL game between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday has been postponed because of Covid-19 cases.The game will be rescheduled for Monday or Tuesday after the outbreak among Titans players and staff.On Tuesday,…

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Tennessee Titans’ long snapper Beau Brinkley (left) and defensive tackle DaQuan Jones (right) have been put on the reserve/Covid-19 listThe NFL game between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday has been postponed because of Covid-19 cases.The game will be rescheduled for Monday or Tuesday after the outbreak among Titans players and staff.On Tuesday, defensive tackle DaQuan Jones, long snapper Beau Brinkley and practice squad tight end Tommy Hudson were put on the reserve/Covid-19 list.The NFL has since shut down the team facility.According to the NFL network, a fourth player also returned a positive test on Wednesday.The Titans played the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis last Sunday.The Vikings’ facility was also closed on Tuesday and Wednesday and it is unclear whether their scheduled game with the Houston Texans will take place on Sunday.
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Pliskova survives scare at French Open

Karolina Pliskova reached the Italian Open final earlier in SeptemberCzech second seed Karolina Pliskova came from a set down to avoid an upset against Egyptian qualifier Mayar Sherif in the French Open first round.World number four Pliskova, 28, had eight set points in the opener, before losing to Sherif – ranked 172nd in the world…

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Karolina Pliskova reached the Italian Open final earlier in SeptemberCzech second seed Karolina Pliskova came from a set down to avoid an upset against Egyptian qualifier Mayar Sherif in the French Open first round.World number four Pliskova, 28, had eight set points in the opener, before losing to Sherif – ranked 172nd in the world – in a tie-break.The 2017 semi-finalist wrapped up a quick second set against the 24-year-old after winning four games in a row.Pliskova came through a tense decider to claim a 6-7 (9-11) 6-2 6-4 victory.”It was super tough,” she said. “Especially after losing the first set after having set points.”She played a great game, especially in these conditions.”Sherif kept up an impressive level throughout and the pair exchanged breaks at the start of the second set.But Pliskova then won four games in a row, eventually holding serve to level things.The Czech was made to work much harder for the final set as she failed to convert five break points before winning the sixth to go 4-3 up.She held serve and wrapped up the match after two hours and 15 minutes with an ace down the middle.Pliskova, who has never won a Grand Slam, will face Latvian world number 43 Jelena Ostapenko in the second round.Live scores, results and order of playAlerts: Get tennis news sent to your phone
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Williams overcomes slow start to win

Serena Williams is a three-time champion at Roland Garros, having won the 2002, 2013 and 2015 titlesSerena Williams began her quest for a 24th Grand Slam title with a hard-fought win over fellow American Kristie Ahn in the French Open first round.Sixth seed Williams, who turned 39 on Saturday, overcame a rusty start to win…

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