London: Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri had no doubt his side were victims of a “bad” decision by referee Mike Dean in their 1-0 loss at Burnley. The goal that condemned the Foxes to their third straight Premier League defeat came in controversial circumstances in the 87th minute when Clarets substitute Sam Vokes fired in from close range.
Dean allowed the effort to stand despite Leicester's protests that the ball had struck Vokes' arm before he took his shot. And Ranieri — whose champions are now 16th, just two points above the relegation zone — said, “Today was a battle and we fought, face to face. Only the bad decision of the referee. And then, what can we say? Sometimes it is a good decision for us and sometimes it is a bad decision. It is football and we can say only, 'go back and work more'.”