By Keith Hackett

28th Sep, 2021 | 10:17am

Ex-Premier League ref: Burnley boss Dyche is talking nonsense about Leicester controversy

Jamie Vardy’s second equaliser for Leicester City against Burnley should not have been ruled out for a foul – Sean Dyche is dead wrong.

So says ex-PGMOL boss Keith Hackett, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium on 25 September.

Jamie Vardy rounded the keeper and netted the Foxes’ 85th-minute leveller after racing onto a through-ball into the channel in trademark fashion.

Johann Gudmundsson and Ryan Bertrand had grappled on the byline in the build-up to the goal and both ended up on the deck.

Speaking to Match of the Day, Clarets boss Dyche called the alleged foul “so obvious” and lamented the fact it happened “right in front of the linesman”.

But Hackett disagrees with Dyche’s claim and insists that he would have made the same call as referee Chris Kavanagh.

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“I think it’s one of those that both teams will have different opinions,” he told Football Insider‘s Connor Whitely.

“For me, as a neutral, I would say it’s absolutely not a foul and play on. So I would support the referee in this case.

“I thought Chris Kavanagh had a really good game. We have seen some good officiating at the start of this season.

“There was an advantage played in this game that was really outstanding, for instance. That one led to James Vardy’s first goal.

Vardy scored twice on Saturday afternoon as well as the own-goal that broke the deadlock after 12 minutes.

Burnley also had a would-be stoppage-time winner chalked off for a marginal offside call.

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