- Leicester City were beaten 2-0 by Manchester United at King Power Stadium on the final day
- Gerry Taggart, Steve Walsh and Iwan Roberts reacted to the result on LCFC TV's City On The Sofa show
- The panel pointed to the wider context of Leicester's second-best Premier League finish
- They also reflected on Jamie Vardy winning the Premier League Golden Boot
Bruno Fernandes' penalty was added to by a late effort from Jesse Lingard at King Power Stadium in a result which confirmed City's fifth-placed finish in the Premier League this term.
While the Foxes will understandably be disappointed not to finish in the top four, Taggart, Walsh and Roberts pointed to Leicester's bright future and Jamie Vardy's Golden Boot win in their analysis.
Pre-season goal achieved
Rodgers sealed a fifth-placed finish in his first full season at the Club.
Gerry Taggart said: “It’s probably not the best time in the world to try and explain it, but it’s a massive disappointment for everyone concerned. Manchester United pulled it off and we’re in the Europa League. That was the goal at the beginning of the season. They’ve broken into the top-six.”
A great effort
The match was a tight and tense affair for the opening 71 minutes.
Steve Walsh said: “They maybe deserved more in the game and they had the opportunities. The game changes if you score one of them. It’s been a great effort over the season. There’s so many plus points. It’s always a roller-coaster ride with Leicester City. It’s going to be fun in the Europa League, I think we all know that!”
Iheanacho was one of several City players to go close.
Iwan Roberts said: “They’ve had injuries to key players. One of the best right-backs in the Premier League, a brilliant centre-back, the England left-back, the most creative midfielder… it’s going to hurt any team. They came so, so close to qualifying for the Champions League, but it wasn’t to be. It’s unfortunate, but they’ll come back from this. There’s years and years in this team.”
A learning curve for City
Leicester pushed for a late winner by bringing on several attacking players.
Gerry Taggart said: “There is so much experience to be gained from this lockdown period. It has been a strange time for everybody over this period and they’ll have learned from it. I feel we’ll see that swashbuckling Leicester City we did earlier on in the season again next year. Once everybody's back in the team and Brendan [Rodgers] has added some more quality, they'll be back to their best.”
Vardy's Golden Boot
City's No.9 ended the 2019/20 season with the Golden Boot prize.
Steve Walsh said: “I’m so happy for Jamie to get the Golden Boot. It’s a reminder of how good both he and Leicester have been this season for the most part. He really does deserve it and don’t forget, he’s beaten some special players to win that award. He’s a top-quality player and he seems to be getting better with age at the Club.”
A marvellous achievement
City's No.9 scored 23 goals in the Premier League in 2019/20.
Iwan Roberts said: “It’s a marvellous achievement. It was 23 goals in 35 games, his record. Believe me, as a striker, that is a great record. He’s done it the hard way in his career, but he’s a top, top striker. He’s been right at the very top of his game this season and you can see that by him scoring more than any other player in the Premier League.”
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