- Brendan Rodgers lauded Leicester City’s tempo in their ‘comprehensive’ 4-0 victory over Aston Villa on Monday night
- Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes both scored twice in the Premier League win
- City restored their five-point lead over fourth-placed Chelsea with the success
Leicester were dominant throughout the evening, and Rodgers was particularly pleased with his side’s creativity on Monday night.
“It was a comprehensive win,” the Northern Irishman told LCFC TV. “The players worked so hard in the game and then I thought once we got the first goal, you saw the confidence in the team.
Goals: Leicester City 4 Aston Villa 0
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“Then, the tempo and speed of the game, it was very, very good. We worked ever so hard in the game, we didn’t give much away from a defensive perspective and we looked very, very creative and looked like we could score a number of goals. So yes, very pleased.”
Rodgers credited James Justin for the composure he displayed during his home Premier League start, while the Northern Irishman also emphasised the importance of Barnes’ exploits in Leicester blue.
“I thought JJ was amazing,” said Rodgers. “His first home Premier League start was absolutely brilliant. His composure, his quality – he’s a great defender.
“I was pleasantly surprised how he lasted the game. He was so, so good in just his resilience and persistence, so I’m delighted for him.
“Harvey scored two outstanding goals. His run, power and speed is always a threat, but the first goal, he showed great speed to get away and then his touch and finish is very good.
“Then, the second one was what we’ve been encouraging him to do. The ball is on the far side, get in the box, near middle to far, to just try and read the space.
“He got in, and he had a similar chance to that away at Aston Villa in the game when he came on there, and he skied it over the bar. You can see he’s learning because this time he kept it low and it was a great finish.”
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