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Wallace: It was the perfect spot!

6 October 2014

Ross Wallace says his last gasp free-kick could not have been better positioned for him to fire the Clarets to a deserved point at the King Power Stadium.

The Scot came off the bench to equalise with a beautifully-struck free-kick and help lift Burnley off the bottom of the Premier League table.

Wallace scored the free-kick from a central position just outside the box and it is not the first time he has produced the goods from a set piece for Burnley in recent years.

Wallace said: “I fancied my chances, to be fair. It was perfect. I scored a few from that spot, including one past big Matt Gilks against Blackpool a few years ago!

“It helps you when it’s central because you can go either side, just basically wherever the goalkeeper sets his wall – as long as you can get the pace on and get it up and over.

“I prefer it in the D. The closer the better for me.

“I keep saying to Tripps that anything further away from the D, you can have those ones but anything closer to the box, I prefer those!”

Michael Kightly had earlier scored Burnley’s first goal since the opening game of the season to bring the Clarets level shortly before half-time.

And despite first Jeffrey Schlupp and then Riyad Mahrez twice putting the Foxes in front, Sean Dyche’s side showed grit and determination to earn a deserved draw.

The wideman added: “It was good! I’m really buzzing at the minute and for the boys as well.

“They dug in deep today against a good Leicester side who made us work hard for the point.

“We were really disappointed last week. It wasn’t us. It didn’t feel right, especially with the game being on Sky and the whole feel to it.

“The manager says that we’ve got to go to every game and for 90 minutes just give everything we’ve got and basically say to teams: ‘you’ve got to work hard today to beat us’.

“And if you do that, there’s not much else we could do.”

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