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Rodgers: A Great Performance

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers hailed his side's ability in the press after their breathless 2-0 win over Arsenal at King Power Stadium on Saturday.
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- Leicester City beat Arsenal 2-0 at King Power Stadium on Saturday evening
- Jamie Vardy and James Maddison netted for the Foxes to seal a fifth win in a row
- City are now second in the Premier League with eight wins in 12 matches
- Brendan Rodgers praised his side's play both with and without the ball

Jamie Vardy capped off a flowing team move to open the scoring after the hour-mark before, just seven minutes later, a James Maddison rocket sealed a fifth consecutive victory.

The Foxes were relentless both with and without possession to secure a result which propelled them above Chelsea and Manchester City to second in the Premier League.

Speaking to LCFC TV afterwards, Rodgers said: "It was a great performance. In a game against a top team, you’ve got to be able to do all elements of your game really well.

"They sat off and were playing on the counter attack, which took us a little bit of time to work through it, but once we did, we created good opportunities.

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Enjoy Jamie Vardy and James Maddison's goals in Leicester City's excellent 2-0 win over the Gunners at King Power Stadium.

"You see their threat on counter attack, they’re so fast, [Alexandre] Lacazette, [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang… the quality of their play.

"So, we had to be really good in defensive moments, pressing the game, and obviously then, we get our first goal, which was a brilliant goal."

Rodgers felt that Leicester took control of the match after taking the lead and praised his side's ability to make their dominance count in the latter moments.

"From that moment, I thought we really controlled the game well, we showed our maturity in the game, which we’re improving all the time," he added.

"The second goal was Wilfred Ndidi pressing the game, winning the ball in counter press to stop their counter attack, and then we worked our way through.

I’m so, so happy for the players, delighted for the supporters, and a great response to losing our game against Liverpool, before the last international break.

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"James Maddison scores a goal that looks easy, but when the ball’s coming straight on, to finish like that, it was so good.

"So, from that, I think we controlled the game without the ball, we got our lines tight, compact, and with a better pass in a couple of moments, we could have been in and got a third goal.

"I’m so, so happy for the players, delighted for the supporters, and a great response to losing our game against Liverpool, before the last international break.

"We came away, we won every game, and it’s shown a real good development by the team."

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