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Nick Pope hails Burnley support for Leicester shock

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope hailed the home support for their 2-1 win over Leicester City.

Pope saved a penalty from former England team-mate Jamie Vardy before Ashley Westwood's first goal of the season gave Burnley a 2-1 victory over high-flying Leicester City.

Top scorer Chris Wood had earlier equalised with his ninth Premier League goal of the season as Sean Dyche's men came from behind to end their four-game losing run in courageous style.

“As a goalkeeper you're hoping it means something at the end and when you walk off the pitch it's given your team something," said the Clarets' number-one, who added to his penalty stop with two other top second-half saves to help set up Westwood's winner.

“The three points was massive. When you go spells without wins, not only in games' terms but in time as well, it's felt like a long time.

“To turn it around like we did today, after going a goal behind, I think says a lot about our character, as much as our performance level, because I thought we were superb.

“The supporters were massive, and the lads stepped up, each to a man, and we put in a performance to be proud of.

“The atmosphere today electric, and it was great to be part of. For us as players, that's only positive.

“To have them behind us and get that next goal was a massive thing. To go on from there and win it, they played their part today, for sure."

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