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Leicester in trouble after a controversial 1-0 loss to Burnley

The Foxes just can't catch a break at the moment...

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Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse for Leicester City, they fell 1-0 away to Burnley in another hapless away performance.

The first half brought little to note, with the Foxes barely able to string a couple passes together. They couldn't live with Burnley's relentless pressure and frequently turned it over, resulting in multiple breaks for the hosts.

The most threatening of the chances came towards the end of the half. Referee Mike Dean was once again the star of the show, waving back-to-back penalty appeals away for the hosts.

The more cynical of the two incidents was Danny Drinkwater's nudge into the back of Michael Keane. Although it was far from malicious, it's fair to say that it did impact the contact Keane made with the ball, and had he connected properly, it probably would've been 1-0 to the hosts, so Burnley fans certainly had a case.

Moments later Danny Simpson got into it with Ashley Barnes. Simpson had a hand on him, but it certainly wasn't a penalty-worthy offense.

Burnley v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Leicester momentarily turned it around in the second half. Riyad Mahrez was looking better. He managed to find some space on the counter in the 56th minute and fired an awkward shot at Burnley keeper Tom Heaton, who it spilt right into the path of Jamie Vardy, who seemed more focused on winning a penalty rather than slotting the ball into the back of the net.

The striker had another golden opportunity to give the Foxes the lead in the 63rd minute. He found himself one-vs-one with Heaton and all he needed to do was round him and slot it into the back of the net, yet he decided to hit the deck again. It's a bit of a problem when your most prolific striker's more interested in diving more penalties rather than actually scoring goals, and Leicester certainly paid the price for that.

From there it was all Burnley. Ben Mee nearly opened the scoring in the 72nd minute after he was left unmarked off a corner, his free header sailing just over the crossbar.

Leicester somehow managed to hang on until the 87th minute, only to have their hearts controversially crushed by Sam Vokes.

Burnley v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

It all started with the Foxes inability to deal with a corner. Keane managed to knock the ball down to Vokes, who clearly controlled it with his arm and proceeded to smash it into the back of the net to send Turf Moor into hysterics. Leicester had a right to be furious with Mike Dean, but considering the performance as whole, they certainly didn't deserve anything.

The result leaves Leicester hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone. And with pretty much every other team around them picking up points, it was certainly a day to forget for the Foxes.