There might be no repeat of Burton’s fairytale run to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup this season after Leicester ultimately proved too robust on the Pirelli Stadium, achieving the quarter-finals with a 3-1 victory.
The League One facet claimed well-known wins in opposition to Aston Villa, Burnley, Nottingham Woodland and Middlesbrough en path to the ultimate 4 of the contest right through the 2018/19 marketing campaign, however there used to be to be not more giant-killing on Tuesday.
Burton, who added Bournemouth to their rising checklist of scalps within the earlier spherical, did pull a target again via Liam Boyce early in the second one 1/2 after moves from Kelechi Iheanacho and Youri Tielemans had given Leicester a two-goal cushion at half-time.
Brendan Rodgers’ staff have been put below some intense force in the second one 1/2 however survived a number of tough spells and sealed a spot within the quarter-finals for the 3rd 12 months in a row when change James Maddison struck within the ultimate minute.
Iheanacho opened the scoring after seven mins, completing from shut vary following a positive transfer. Leicester carved via Burton, with Demarai Grey dribbling previous two defenders earlier than discovering Tielemans out huge at the left with a beautiful go.
Tielemans hit a low, first-time go into the field the place Iheanacho beat goalkeeper Kieran O’Hara from six yards out.
Burton threatened for the primary time after 18 mins. A final-ditch sliding block through Wes Morgan repelled Boyce’s goalbound shot however the ball rebounded to Scott Fraser and his effort from the brink of the field clipped the outdoor of a submit.
Leicester doubled their lead after 20 mins with a target made in Belgium. Dennis Praet made a riding run down the fitting and reduce the ball again for the unmarked Tielemans, who urged a first-time shot into the ground nook of the online.
The Premier League facet appeared to be in overall keep watch over however Burton rallied and had probabilities each side of the destroy. Nathan Broadhead’s diving header introduced a parrying save from Danny Ward and the Leicester goalkeeper needed to deny Broadhead once more when the midfielder used to be via on target earlier than John-Joe O’Toole put the rebound over the crossbar.
Burton were given themselves again within the sport with Boyce’s 20-yard shot. The Brewers’ tails have been up they usually got here just about scoring a snappy equalizer when Hamza Choudhury, a former mortgage participant on the Pirelli Stadium, cleared Oliver Sarkic’s effort off the road.
The sport used to be changing into finish to finish and O’Hara two times thwarted Marc Albrighton when one-on-one with the Leicester attacker.
Ward used to be referred to as into motion once more halfway via the second one 1/2 to assist a fiercely-struck volley from Fraser over the crossbar
Jonny Evans noticed a header blocked at the line through Kieran Wallace earlier than change Maddison settled the customer’s nerves within the ultimate minute after being arrange through Grey.
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