Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers Highlights City's Improving Creativity

Brendan Rodgers pointed to defensive improvements which can be made to Leicester City's game, but was pleased with the creativity on show during Saturday's 2-2 draw with Burnley.
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- Leicester City drew 2-2 with Burnley at King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday
- Jamie Vardy scored twice for the Foxes after an own goal early on
- Rodgers praised City's No.9 for his overall performance in a dramatic encounter
- The Leicester manager was also enthused by his side's creativity at times on Filbert Way

Jamie Vardy's unfortunate own goal put the Clarets ahead early on, before City's No.9 hit back 25 minutes later. Maxwel Cornet restored the advantage for the Lancashire visitors, but Leicester continued to battle and were rewarded late on as Vardy netted his fifth goal of the season.

A late VAR call denied Chris Wood a late winner for Burnley, but Rodgers was frustrated not to emerge from the encounter with all three points, despite spending much of it behind.

"We’re obviously disappointed not to win it," he told LCFC TV. "We had opportunities to win the game. I’m a bit disappointed with how we defended at times. Fundamentally, that’s so important in your game and how you work, so that would need to be better. We’ve scored two very good goals.

We were creative, that was important for us, because over the course of the season so far, we haven’t really been as creative as we have been in my time here.

Brendan Rodgers LCFC TV

"They made some great blocks and preventing us from scoring more goals. Overall, probably a point was deserved."

One area which pleased Rodgers was in the attacking third as Leicester created numerous chances, only to be denied by outstanding defensive work from Sean Dyche's men.

"We pressed the game well," the Northern Irishman added. "We had some problems from behind. They play the ball early, so we had to react to that at half-time. We were done too many times in that transition when they played the ball early in behind.

"We were creative, that was important for us, because over the course of the season so far, we haven’t really been as creative as we have been in my time here. In that aspect, we were much better in our quality. It’s now [about] further work on synchronising the team so that we’re better defensively."

Rodgers also credited the overall performance of Vardy himself, who recovered from an early setback to to deliver a typical relentless attacking display for the Foxes. 

"He’s obviously scored two top goals," the City manager continued. "He was unfortunate when [Matt] Lowton made a brilliant defensive block, but he was a real threat all game. He ran in behind and his two finishes were outstanding, especially the second one. He was outstanding today."

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