1. Kasper Schmeichel
The City keeper produced some good saves when called upon and kept his 10th clean sheet of the season.
2. Ritchie De Laet
Shook off a back injury to face the Clarets and didn't look hindered by the problem as he used his pace effectively in both defence and attack.
5. Wes Morgan
Not only is he a defensive rock, but he also showed considerable skill to produce the cross that led to David Nugent's winner.
22. liam moore
Called up after Zak Whitbread was injured and did superbly well. Has now established himself in the City squad.
3. Paul Konchesky
A steadying influence at left-back and provided some attacking width with some darting runs down the touchline in the second half.
4. Danny Drinkwater
Bossed the midfield wth Matty James alongside him in this new formation. He doesn't get outnumbered and can influence the game.
16. Matty James
Growing in stature with each game. Did an excellent job in midfield against the club he supported as a boy.
7. Ben Marshall
Works hard and can deliver a telling cross, and was unlucky on two occasions with stinging shots that goalkeeper Lee Grant pushed away.
24. Anthony Knockaert
Given an attacking midfield role just behind Nugent and showed some good touches, but not as effective as in previous games.
11. Lloyd Dyer
Provides some much-needed width down the left but can become isolated when City don't get the ball out to him enough.
35. David Nugent
Led the line superbly and produced an excellent finish for the winner. He was the difference between one point and all three.