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Matchday Live Talking Points: Refreshing Rodgers & Defensive Praise

Matchday Live guests Steve Walsh, Matt Elliott and Gerry Taggart picked apart the major moments from Leicester City’s goalless draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on LCFC Radio.
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- LCFC Radio got the post-match thoughts of Steve Walsh, Matt Elliott and Gerry Taggart on Friday night
- The former Foxes were reflecting on 10-man Leicester City’s 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers
- City are now just one point behind Manchester City in second place

As part of the Club’s regular matchday broadcast, the trio of 2000 League Cup winners were on hand to dissect City’s latest Premier League outing.

The Foxes, with 10 men, drew 0-0 at Molineux Stadium on Friday evening to register their 50th Premier League point this campaign.

A decent result

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Kasper Schmeichel & Harvey Barnes
Kasper Schmeichel & Harvey Barnes

Kasper Schmeichel and Harvey Barnes are pictured at the full-time whistle in Wolverhampton.

Matt Elliott: “All said and done, it’s a decent result. Looking forward, you’d look to be playing better than that. There are things that Brendan [Rodgers] and his players need to address. Ultimately, it’s another step forward and another point collected against more than decent opposition who could effectively be Champions League rivals.”

Defensive praise

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Ben Chilwell
Ben Chilwell

Ben Chilwell stood strong alongside his team-mates to help the Foxes draw 0-0 with 10 men.

Steve Walsh said: “If you look at that defence, right across it they all played their part. When you’re in the position they were in, it’s not easy and you always get that fear that you may cave in right at the end. With the way they defended, I didn’t quite feel that was going to happen. It was a nervous ending to the game, but tactically, we got things right.

Refreshing Rodgers

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Harvey Barnes
Harvey Barnes

Harvey Barnes chases the ball down against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Gerry Taggart said: “It’s refreshing from Brendan because he was honest in his assessment of the game. He talked about the grit and determination that probably hasn’t been there in the last few games, and the importance of seeing the game out. The one thing that going down to 10 men does give you is that backs against the wall mentality. That’s exactly what you saw come out when they went down to 10 men. That was pleasing to see.”

Choudhury’s red card

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Hamza Choudhury
Hamza Choudhury

Hamza Choudhury was dismissed for two bookable offences following challenges on Raúl Jiménez and Leander Dendoncker.

Steve Walsh said: “He had a good, solid game did Hamza Choudhury. I feel a little bit sorry for him, but you’ve got to learn, when you go to ground, you’re always at risk of a yellow card. It’s that situation, and I’ve been there myself, of picking up a ruthless red card. He’s clipped him and he’s picked up another yellow card.”

Man City up next

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James Maddison
James Maddison

James Maddison attempts to dispossess the lively Adama Traoré.

Matt Elliott said: “It’ll be tough. We all know the quality that Man City have got. If you ever needed evidence, you look at the game that Leicester played against them not so long ago. They were imperious, Man City, and gave Leicester a bit of a lesson. In isolated incidences, Leicester have had joy against Man City and I don’t see why they can’t get that again.”

Heartened by City’s display

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James Maddison
James Maddison

James Maddison thanks the Club's away fans for their support at Molineux Stadium.

Gerry Taggart said: “That’s probably the first time that Brendan has come out and admitted that Leicester know what they need to do. Normally, it’s one game at a time, but he’s absolutely spot on. He’s not so much put it out there, but he’s been a little bit more open with the way he’s thinking. He was heartened by that second half performance, and by going down to 10 men with against a good Wolves side.”

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