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Brendan Rodgers eyes Europa League group win after Braga triumph

Posted Friday, November 06, 2020 by PA50 hits

Boss Brendan Rodgers targeted a group win after Leicester registered their biggest European victory.Kelechi Iheanacho’s double gave the Foxes control of Europa League Group G as they breezed past Braga 4-0.Dennis Praet and James Maddison also struck in the second half as the Foxes set a new European record, surpassing their 3-0 Champions League win over Club Brugge in 2016 and a 4-1 victor...Full Story »

Brendan Rodgers delighted with Leicester display as they beat Leeds to go second

Posted Tuesday, November 03, 2020 by PA41 hits

Brendan Rodgers could barely fault his players as Leicester went second in the Premier League with an impressive 4-1 win over Leeds.Harvey Barnes, Youri Tielemans (two, one penalty) and Jamie Vardy all found the net on a night that had looked beforehand as though it could provide Rodgers’ men with problems.But the Foxes were utterly dominant on a sodden night at Elland Road and, short of a...Full Story »

Brendan Rodgers hails Jamie Vardy as substitute earns Foxes rare win at Arsenal

Posted Monday, October 26, 2020 by PA58 hits

Brendan Rodgers hailed the impact of Jamie Vardy as he came off the bench to give Leicester their first away league win at Arsenal in 47 years and continue his fine form against the Gunners.Having missed the last two games with a calf problem, Vardy was fit enough to be named among the substitutes at the Emirates Stadium and came on to head home the only goal of the game as the Foxes left north ...Full Story »

Brendan Rodgers salutes his best result as Leicester boss

Posted Monday, September 28, 2020 by PA61 hits

Brendan Rodgers hailed his best result as Leicester manager after his side ran out stunning 5-2 winners at Manchester City on Sunday.Jamie Vardy grabbed a hat-trick as the Foxes came from behind to shock one of the pre-season title favourites and claim top spot in the Premier League.“It was the best result, that’s for sure,” said Rodgers, who took charge at the King Power Stadi...Full Story »

Brendan Rodgers urges Leicester not to get carried away

Posted Monday, September 21, 2020 by PA42 hits

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers urged caution over the Foxes’ fast start after their impressive 4-2 win over Burnley.Dennis Praet’s stunner wrapped up the points to send them top of the early Premier League table on goal difference.Harvey Barnes and James Justin also scored for the Foxes, who have won their opening two top-flight games for the first time in five years.Erik Pieters&rsq...Full Story »

Brendan Rodgers thinks Jamie Vardy could walk into any team after penalty double

Posted Monday, September 14, 2020 by PA49 hits

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers believes Jamie Vardy could still walk into any team in the Premier League after his brace in a 3-0 win at West Brom.The striker’s two penalties and Timothy Castagne’s debut goal saw the Foxes stroll to victory at The Hawthorns.Vardy scored 23 times last season to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot and his two goals took him to 105 top-flight goa...Full Story »

Rodgers eyes Champions League spot after Leicester’s win over Sheffield United

Posted Friday, July 17, 2020 by PA54 hits

Boss Brendan Rodgers challenged Leicester to finish the job after they booked European football next season.Ayoze Perez and Demarai Gray struck at the King Power Stadium to beat a subdued Sheffield United 2-0.Leicester remain in pole position to reach the Champions League and finish in the top four ahead of Manchester United, who they host on the final day.They remain fourth in the Premier Leagu...Full Story »

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers lauds Jamie Vardy’s ‘phenomenal achievement’

Posted Sunday, July 05, 2020 by PA122 hits

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers hailed Jamie Vardy’s “phenomenal achievement” after the striker scored his 100th Premier League goal.Vardy, stuck on 99 goals since his double in a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa in the final match before the lockdown, netted Leicester’s second and third in a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace after Kelechi Iheanacho had opened the scoring.The for...Full Story »

Brendan Rodgers confident Leicester can arrest slump and seal top four spot

Posted Thursday, July 02, 2020 by PA35 hits

Brendan Rodgers insisted Leicester were still well placed to make their Champions League dreams reality despite their slump continuing with defeat at Everton.The Foxes have now collected just two points from their three Premier League games since the competition resumed after losing 2-1 at Everton.Rodgers’ side were third going into the game but their grip on a Champions League place is lo...Full Story »

Brendan Rodgers backs Leicester to close out Champions League spot

Posted Saturday, June 27, 2020 by PA44 hits

Brendan Rodgers insists he is not worried by the chasing pack as Leicester look to close out Champions League qualification.The Foxes, third in the Premier League, have endured frustrating draws against relegation battlers Watford and Brighton since the competition resumed following lockdown.That has allowed fourth-placed Chelsea to move within a point while Manchester United and Wolves are only...Full Story »

Brendan Rodgers talks up Kasper Schmeichel after goalkeeper’s vital penalty save

Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by PA47 hits

Kasper Schmeichel’s penalty save spared Leicester defeat against Brighton and Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers hailed his “world class” goalkeeper after the goalless draw.The Denmark international kept out Neal Maupay’s 14th-minute spot-kick after Aaron Connolly was clumsily brought down by James Justin.It was a poor penalty from the Brighton striker, with Schmeichel not needin...Full Story »

Brendan Rodgers could not fault Leicester’s efforts in Brighton draw

Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by PA47 hits

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers was satisfied despite being unable to break down Brighton in the goalless draw at the King Power Stadium.Rodgers’ side were indebted to goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel for his first-half penalty save from Neal Maupay to deny Brighton what would have been another vital win.Leicester have now won only two of their last 10 games as they look to seal a top-four fini...Full Story »

ISOLATE TO THE PARTY Rodgers demands Premier League be shut down over coronavirus after three of his stars are put in isolation

Posted Friday, March 13, 2020 by hits

The Leicester boss believes tomorrow’s trip to Watford is already in doubt and feels it would be the correct course of action to suspend matches. Brendan Rodgers wants the Premier League to be halted immediately Credit: Getty Images - Getty Rodgers revealed three of his players showed mild symptoms this week and self-isolated — although it is understood they have NOT been tested fo...Full Story »

Brendan Rodgers hails return to form for Leicester as Foxes banish the Blues

Posted Thursday, March 05, 2020 by PA34 hits

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers felt the FA Cup victory against Birmingham was a return to form for his team.Wednesday night’s 1-0 success was the Foxes’ first win since they beat Brentford in the previous round of the competition on January 25.The indifferent performances of Rodgers’ side since meant that Ricardo Pereira’s 82nd-minute header was Leicester’s first go...Full Story »

BREN'S HEAD BHOY Leicester boss Rodgers ready to raid Celtic with £25m transfer bid for Callum McGregor

Posted Sunday, February 23, 2020 by hits

The Leicester boss is planning for the possible loss of James Maddison to Manchester United by preparing a move for the gifted Scottish midfielder. Brendan Rodgers wants to take Callum McGregor from Celtic Credit: Reuters But whether Maddison moves on or not – and he is understood to be keen on what would be an £80m switch – Rodgers will still want McGregor, 26. The Scotland ...Full Story »

Arsenal ‘set to cut losses on Kieran Tierney and sell him to Leicester for Rodgers reunion in £25million transfer’

Posted Sunday, February 16, 2020 by hits

Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney has been linked with a move to Leicester in the summer LEICESTER are reportedly planning a sensational summer swoop for Kieran Tierney with Arsenal said to be willing to let the left-back leave. Injuries have limited the Scottish international to just 11 games in all competitions this season, with the Gunners said to be open to flogging him in the next transfer...Full Story »

Top four not a formality says Leicester boss Rodgers

Posted Sunday, February 02, 2020 by PA40 hits

Brendan Rodgers insists Leicester remain “super underdogs” in the race for the top four after their draw with Chelsea.The Foxes remain third in the Premier League and eight points clear of the Blues after Saturday’s 2-2 draw.Antonio Rudiger scored his first Chelsea goals since October 2018 with a second-half double.Harvey Barnes and Ben Chilwell cancelled out the defender&rsquo...Full Story »

Leicester boss Rodgers heaps praise on ‘efficient’ Iheanacho

Posted Sunday, January 26, 2020 by PA37 hits

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for match-winner Kelechi Iheanacho after his goal booked their place in the FA Cup fifth round.The Foxes kept their hopes of a cup double alive as the Nigerian scored the only goal of the game in the fourth minute at Brentford.Leicester were missing top goalscorer Jamie Vardy at Griffin Park due to a glute injury suffered in Wednesday’s ...Full Story »

Brendan Rodgers talks up Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho after vital goal

Posted Thursday, January 09, 2020 by PA56 hits

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers believes Kelechi Iheanacho is finally proving his worth after netting the equaliser against Aston Villa.Since arriving from Manchester City in the summer of 2017 in a £25million deal, the striker has failed to justify his price-tag and has been the subject of criticism from some quarters.However, this season Iheanacho has six goals in eight appearances, the l...Full Story »

Rodgers says Leicester ‘have to demand more’ after beating Wigan in FA Cup

Posted Sunday, January 05, 2020 by PA69 hits

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers was pleased to get through but not happy with his side’s performance after their FA Cup win against Wigan.The Foxes eased into the fourth round with a 2-0 victory at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening.With a Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Aston Villa on the horizon in four day’s time, Rodgers made 10 changes from the New Year’s D...Full Story »

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