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Roy Hodgson says Crystal Palace are happy to face Leicester at a neutral venue after local lockdown

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Roy Hodgson says Crystal Palace are happy to face Leicester at a neutral venue, if the King Power club are unable to host this weekend’s Premier League fixture due to a spike in coronavirus cases.

The Eagles suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Burnley on Monday and during the contest at Selhurst Park it was confirmed a local lockdown had been imposed on Leicester by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

The Foxes are next at home against Palace on Saturday and Hodgson is relaxed about any potential changes.

Roy Hodgson (left) says Crystal Palace are happy to play Leicester at a neutral venue

Roy Hodgson (left) says Crystal Palace are happy to play Leicester at a neutral venue

Roy Hodgson (left) says Crystal Palace are happy to play Leicester at a neutral venue

Saturday's game at the King Power may be in doubt after Leicester was forced into lockdown

Saturday's game at the King Power may be in doubt after Leicester was forced into lockdown

Saturday’s game at the King Power may be in doubt after Leicester was forced into lockdown

‘I did hear on the news today there was a potential problem in Leicester,’ the Palace manager said.

‘I am perfectly happy to let the Premier League take care of that. I am certain they will tell us where and when the game should be played.

‘I am certain if they can’t play at Leicester, they will find an alternative venue and we are happy to go up and play against Leicester City wherever the Premier League tells us to play.’

When Palace do face the Foxes, they will be looking to halt back-to-back defeats after losing at home to Burnley.

Clarets captain Ben Mee scored the only goal of the game, stooping low to head home in the 62nd minute.

The Eagles pushed for a leveller and despite Wilfried Zaha and Jordan Ayew going close, the visitors held on.

Matt Hancock has shut non-essential shops and closed schools in Leicester after a spike

Matt Hancock has shut non-essential shops and closed schools in Leicester after a spike

Matt Hancock has shut non-essential shops and closed schools in Leicester after a spike

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Hodgson added: ‘When you go a goal down to a team like Burnley, who played very well in the first half, it’s always a tough ask because we know how well they get behind the ball and how good they are at defending their penalty area.

‘But I can’t fault the effort of the players attempting to get back and score that goal because we had opportunities and situations, but congratulations to them. They held out and protected their one-goal lead.’

Mee marked his 300th league appearance for Burnley with a superb display at the back and a first goal since January, 2017.

Manager Sean Dyche said: ‘He has matured no end in my seven-and-a-half years, he was here before me actually.

‘On and off the pitch, he is a great captain. Off the pitch he is a very sound fella as well. He has good principles and is a top professional too.

Sean Dyche has heaped praise on his Burnley captain Ben Mee after he scored the winner

Sean Dyche has heaped praise on his Burnley captain Ben Mee after he scored the winner

Sean Dyche has heaped praise on his Burnley captain Ben Mee after he scored the winner

Mee's header past Vicente Guaita secured a precious three points for Burnley at Selhurst Park

Mee's header past Vicente Guaita secured a precious three points for Burnley at Selhurst Park

Mee’s header past Vicente Guaita secured a precious three points for Burnley at Selhurst Park

‘He is a leader by the way he goes about it. He is not a big shouter or screamer, but he goes about it in the right manner. I thought he was terrific again.’

The victory moved Burnley level on points with Tottenham and up to eighth position in spite of the club being without Jay Rodriguez, Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes and Matt Lowton due to injury, along with a host of players who will officially depart Turf Moor on Tuesday.

‘It is certainly up there as one of the biggest results I’ve had as manager here,’ Dyche added.

‘The reasons are we are so stretched, we’ve played a lot of football, the commitment to the cause, but also some of the football was excellent.’

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Leicester 4-2 Burnley: Foxes come from behind to win second in a row

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The last time Leicester produced back-to-back wins at the beginning of a Premier League season, they ended it as champions.

Thanks to seven goals in their opening matches, the Foxes are back at the top of the tree again and while even the most optimistic Leicester fan would doubt their ability to repeat the fabulous story of 2015-16, this was just the start Brendan Rodgers’ team needed after their poor post-lockdown form cost them a place in the Champions League. 

It was a double celebration for Rodgers, who registered his 100th win as a Premier League manager.

Leicester City are top of the league after their comeback win over Burnley on Sunday night

Leicester City are top of the league after their comeback win over Burnley on Sunday night

Leicester City are top of the league after their comeback win over Burnley on Sunday night

Burnley scored first, but Leicester dominated for large stretches of the Premier League game

Burnley scored first, but Leicester dominated for large stretches of the Premier League game

Burnley scored first, but Leicester dominated for large stretches of the Premier League game

The goal of the night came from Dennis Praet, who fired into the top corner powerfully

The goal of the night came from Dennis Praet, who fired into the top corner powerfully

The goal of the night came from Dennis Praet, who fired into the top corner powerfully

Harvey Barnes delivered an outstanding display, scoring the equaliser and terrifying Burnley throughout. Chris Wood gave the injury-hit visitors a 10th-minute lead but after Barnes levelled, an own-goal from Erik Pieters and James Justin’s strike put Leicester in charge just after an hour.

Jimmy Dunne pulled one back for Burnley on his top-flight debut but Dennis Praet’s sumptuous strike 11 minutes time settled it once and for all.

Leicester will need to defend better than they did here to keep out Arsenal in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday and Manchester City in the league next Sunday. Wood could have had a hat-trick for Burnley: as well as his goal, the forward hit the post and shot straight at Kasper Schmeichel from close range.

The Leicester players celebrate after Praet's superb goal from the edge of the penalty area

The Leicester players celebrate after Praet's superb goal from the edge of the penalty area

The Leicester players celebrate after Praet’s superb goal from the edge of the penalty area

Chris Wood got a goal for his side, but in the end Leicester City were too much for them

Chris Wood got a goal for his side, but in the end Leicester City were too much for them

Chris Wood got a goal for his side, but in the end Leicester City were too much for them

It was a sad day for Robbie Brady, who went off with another injury during the first half

It was a sad day for Robbie Brady, who went off with another injury during the first half

It was a sad day for Robbie Brady, who went off with another injury during the first half

Despite missing key players Ben Mee, James Tarkowski, Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes, Burnley took the lead the 10th minute.

Dwight McNeil found Charlie Taylor on the left and when the cross reached Wood at the far post, he outmuscled Justin and slammed the ball beyond Schmeichel.

Leicester were convinced the forward was guilty of handling but after a VAR check, the ball was deemed to have hit Wood high enough on his arm for the goal to be legal. The Foxes rolled with the punch and levelled 10 minutes later.

Barnes swept a crossfield pass beyond the Burnley back line and into Jamie Vardy’s path. The forward found Timothy Castagne, who squared for Barnes to stroke the ball into the corner from 15 yards.

James Justin was able to get Leicester's third, on a difficult day for Burnley's defenders

James Justin was able to get Leicester's third, on a difficult day for Burnley's defenders

James Justin was able to get Leicester’s third, on a difficult day for Burnley’s defenders

Jimmy Dunne got a goal on his debut, but it wasn't enough to get Burnley back in the game

Jimmy Dunne got a goal on his debut, but it wasn't enough to get Burnley back in the game

Jimmy Dunne got a goal on his debut, but it wasn’t enough to get Burnley back in the game

Jamie Vardy, usually a big part of Leicester's success, didn't actually have much involvement

Jamie Vardy, usually a big part of Leicester's success, didn't actually have much involvement

Jamie Vardy, usually a big part of Leicester’s success, didn’t actually have much involvement

Barnes then drew a fine save from Nick Pope with an angled effort tin the 33rd minute, and six minutes later Phil Bardsley produced a goal-saving challenge as Barnes tore towards the far post to meet Praet’s low cross.

Sean Dyche’s men suffered another injury blow soon afterwards when, following an earlier challenge from Justin, Robbie Brady was unable to continue and was replaced by Pieters.

Pieters might have wished he had stayed on the bench. Five minutes into the second half, after Youri Tielemans had found Castagne on the right, Pieters moved over to block the cross only for the ball to hit his heel and fly past the helpless Nick Pope at the near post.

Barnes continued to cause problems for Burnley and another charge into the box brought a corner, yet Leicester were lucky to stay ahead just before the hour mark when Wood shot weakly at Schmeichel after Jay Rodriguez teed him up 10 yards out.

Sean Dyche will be frustrated that his team were unable to be up to scratch defensively

Sean Dyche will be frustrated that his team were unable to be up to scratch defensively

Sean Dyche will be frustrated that his team were unable to be up to scratch defensively

It's two wins from two for Leicester, while Burnley have lost their opening game of the season

It's two wins from two for Leicester, while Burnley have lost their opening game of the season

It’s two wins from two for Leicester, while Burnley have lost their opening game of the season

Harvey Barnes had an excellent game, seen celebrating here with his Leicester team-mates

Harvey Barnes had an excellent game, seen celebrating here with his Leicester team-mates

Harvey Barnes had an excellent game, seen celebrating here with his Leicester team-mates

Moments later, Burnley paid the ultimate price. Praet burst away down the right and found Perez inside the box. The Spaniard rolled the ball to the far post where Justin tapped it in for his first Premier League goal.

But Leicester switched off again at the back when McNeil swung over a free-kick and Dunne barged his way through the crowd to head it past Schmeichel.

The home side quickly restored their two-goal, however, with another goal of high quality. Barnes escaped yet again on the left and squared the ball for Praet, who used Castagne’s run outside him as a decoy before lashing the ball beyond Pope at his near post from 20 yards. There was still time for Wood to hit the post with Schmeichel beaten but Leicester’s slick attacking football merited the victory. 

It was yet another Premier League goal-fest, with shots flying into the net in all the games

It was yet another Premier League goal-fest, with shots flying into the net in all the games

It was yet another Premier League goal-fest, with shots flying into the net in all the games

Sportsmail’s MATT PORTER provided live EPL coverage of Leicester vs Burnley including score, lineups and build-up.

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