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Boyce nets for Burton but the Foxes show they are class apart

Burton Albion 1 Leicester City 3

Liam Boyce
Liam Boyce

By Sean Taylor

There will be no repeat of Burton Albion's fairytale run to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup this season after Leicester City eventually proved too strong at the Pirelli Stadium.

Northern Ireland striker Liam Boyce had given the Brewers hope when he pulled one back at 2-0 down in the second half, but the miracle comeback never amounted to more than that.

The League One side claimed famous victories against Aston Villa, Burnley, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough en route to the last four of the competition during the 2018/19 campaign, but this is as far as they were to get this season.

Burton, who added Bournemouth to their growing list of scalps in the previous round, saw Boyce strike early in the second half after goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Youri Tielemans had given Leicester a two-goal cushion at half-time.

Brendan Rodgers' team were put under some intense pressure in the second half but managed to survive and sealed a place in the quarter-finals for the third year in a row when James Maddison struck in the final minute.

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