Brendan Rodgers hails ‘incredible’ Leicester


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Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers was quick to praise his team after their ‘incredible’ 2-1 win over Burnley on Saturday in the Premier League.

The Foxes looked to be in trouble after the first five minutes, with centre-back Harry Maguire having been shown a straight red card at Turf Moor.

Maguire was dismissed after a last-man foul on Johann Berg Gudmundsson but Rodgers’ men took the lead through James Maddison’s free-kick in the 33rd minute, only for Dwight McNeil to restore parity five minutes later.

However, Wes Morgan grabbed the winner in stoppage time at the end of the game as he headed home Youri Tielemans’ cross.

Leicester’s first away win under Rodgers keeps Leicester in the race for seventh, which may still be enough for a place in the Europa League.

When asked about his team’s display, Rodgers told reporters: “Everyone knows how tough it is to come here with 11 men but to play almost the whole game [with 10].

We actually started quite bright in that opening five minutes, but to lose a man and dig in like we did it was an incredible performance of resilience.

“You have to fight, you have to be resilient and you have to be persistent and when the chances come you’ve got to take them. A fantastic three points.

“You see the spirit in the team. The emotion that they show together and they were worth of it.”

Leicester will take on Bournemouth after the international break before further games against bottom side Huddersfield Town and relegation-threatened Newcastle United.

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