Ranieri laments uncalled handball on Burnley winner

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Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri watched his side get dominated by Burnley on Tuesday at Turf Moor, but still could’ve earned a point if not for an uncalled handball.

Sam Vokes controlled a ball with his arm before slotting home off a corner kick in the 87th minute, as Burnley’s relentless work rate was rewarded with a 1-0 win.

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That result leaves Leicester City, last year’s champs, just two points ahead of 18th place Crystal Palace. And that non-call from Mike Dean did not leave Ranieri with a good taste in his mouth.

“Listen when you lose the match with three minutes to go, and the striker controlled the ball with a hand, and the referee didn’t see, it’s very hard to lose this match. But it’s okay.

“We were unlucky because until there, yes, they had two to three chances but we deserved to draw the match but they believed until the end and well done to them.”

Those “two to three chances” were more like 10-12, though Ranieri is right to feel aggrieved by the events leading up to the goal.

Manchester United is next for the Foxes before what’s turning out to be a massive relegation six-pointer against now in-form Swansea City.