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Rodgers celebrates Iheanacho’s brace in City’s Biggest-Ever European Win

Friday, November 06, 2020

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers has said that the players’ dynamism and attacking power contributed to the Club’s all-time biggest European win – a 4-0 success over SC Braga in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.

Rodgers particularly appreciated Kelechi Iheanacho’s ruthless contributions during the keenly contested duel.

A brace from Iheanacho, either side of the interval, was added to by solitary efforts from Dennis Praet and James Maddison on Filbert Way.

read also:Iheanacho chases 22nd Goal for Leicester ahead of Leeds clash 

The forward is expected to replicate his scintillating performances for Nigeria in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against Sierra Leone on November 13.

The Foxes sit atop of the Group G standings after three matchdays in Europe and Rodgers highlighted the potency of his attacking players during his full-time debrief with LCFC TV.

“It’s a very good start to the group,” the Northern Irishman said. “Three games, three wins, and a good performance tonight against a good side.

We were really good going forwards and closed the game up behind. We didn’t concede any chances and ended up with a great win.

“We knew Braga, you’ve seen how they played in the first half, they’re a very good side. They’ve got very good technical players and, tactically, they were very good.

“In the second half, we had to organise our midfield better. In the first half, there were too many gaps. In the second half, we were much better and, I thought, really dynamic in the game.

“We were really good going forwards and closed the game up behind. We didn’t concede any chances and ended up with a great win.”

Rodgers was particularly pleased with the ruthlessness on show from his Foxes outfit as they continued to press for more goals despite already being in a commanding position.

“What’s important is we kept pushing,” he continued. “When we got to 2-0, 3-0, we didn’t stop. We scored four, but it could have had more.

“It’s important to go for the 90 minutes and that’s what we always encourage in the game. We were dynamic like I said. We had great combinations.

“We got in behind and sometimes their goalkeeper made good saves or good blocks from the defenders, but it was great.

“We looked really powerful in the game, breaking forward, and we were very good.”

Rodgers’ side next face Wolves on Sunday ahead of next week’s international break.

The victory helped Leicester strengthen their lead atop of Group G table with nine points from three games.

Iheanacho will hope to continue his eye-catching displays when the Foxes take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in their next outing.

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