Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers: A Huge Effort

Manager Brendan Rodgers says Leicester City can take plenty of credit for the way they have navigated the first two months of the season following Sunday's 1-0 Premier League win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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- Brendan Rodgers pointed to Leicester City's ability to penetrate Wolverhampton Wanderers' midfield being key to Sunday's win
- The Foxes beat Wolves 1-0 thanks to Jamie Vardy's first-half penalty
- Rodgers felt his side responded well after Vardy had a second spot-kick of the afternoon saved
- City have now won six games in a row in all competitions 

The Foxes recorded their sixth-straight victory in all competitions in an eventful clash with Nuno Espírito Santo's outfit at King Power Stadium.

Jamie Vardy's ninth goal of 2020/21 came from the spot, and while he was denied a second penalty of the game following Rui Patrício's save, his opener proved to be enough to seal the points. 

"It's a good feeling," said Rodgers. "Everything that the players have had to deal with over this opening period of the season, to win nine games out of 11 in all competitions, with everything that's gone against us in terms of injuries, it's been a huge effort.

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Jamie Vardy vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

Jamie Vardy's penalty in the first half against Wolves was enough to secure all three points for the Foxes at King Power Stadium.

"I thought our positioning in the first half was very, very good. We were able to get in the back of the midfield. They play with three players up there, so it opens up a little space on the side of the midfield.

"I thought we arrived into that so well in the first half in particular, so that was good. I thought we should have been more than one up at half-time, and [in the] second half you've got to show your resilience.

"Again, we were probably more of a threat on the counter-attack, but I thought how the players managed the game was very, very good – just cohesively, very good, good concentration, and like I say, by the end we feel we should have won by more."

While City could have reacted negatively to Patrício's penalty save, they responded in a resilient manner, and managed the game well to secure a win before the international break.

"I think that's something that they're developing, the more time we work together," Rodgers said.

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An Amazing Run, Says Justin

James Justin spoke to LCFC TV following the Foxes' 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League.

"Jamie's been so cool and calm with the penalties and the 'keeper makes a good save, but yes, we weren't disappointed.

"I think we've grown as a group, we're dealing with pressure much better, and that's just through time working together and having the wins that we've had."

Rodgers went on to provide an update on Jonny Evans, who went down late on after being struck by a powerful effort from Christian Fuchs.

"He was a bit blurred in his vision," said Rodgers. "Fuchsy (Christian Fuchs) took the shot from the corner that came out and he smashed it at goal and it hit him in the back of his head.

"So he's a bit blurred in his vision. His back is obviously sore, but it was another colossal performance by him."

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