Brendan Rodgers hails high-flying Leicester

    Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers hailed his team’s performance against Watford following another successful Premier League night for the Foxes

    Leicester clinched a comfortable 2-0 triumph at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night thanks to two second-half goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison.

    It was their seventh successive league victory and sixth of the season that has been accompanied by a clean sheet, as Rodgers’ men continue to put pressure on table-toppers Liverpool.

    Although the Foxes were denied for a penalty-kick in the first half, Vardy and Co showed patience and resolve that eventually brought them all three points.

    During the post-match interview, the former Liverpool boss has praised his players’ mentality and their efforts to win.

    “(It’s) a fantastic win for us,” he said, as reported by the LeicestershireLive. “We have played better this season, however, the mentality of the team and the ability to keep going – Hayden (Mullins) set the team up very, very well – they (Watford) were very, very tight, compact, deep, they tried to frustrate.

    “That’s always difficult unless you can make an early breakthrough – we had a couple of chances early on which we couldn’t take.

    “But we had to keep our perseverance and keep going, and then once we got the breakthrough with the penalty, they had to come out and the spaces opened up.

    “It was a fantastic win for us, and to keep another clean sheet was equally important. A very good night.”

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