Rodgers praises ‘outstanding’ squad players after Braga win

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has called his squad players ‘outstanding’ following Leicester’s 4-0 victory over Braga.

Forward Kelechi Iheanacho opened the scoring in the 20th-minute. 

The player, standing in for the rested Jamie Vardy, poked the ball home after linking up with James Maddison.

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He doubled the Foxes’ lead in the second half with a heavily deflected shot.

Despite looking like a hard match on paper, the Portuguese side never really troubled Leicester.

The home side extended their lead in the 67th-minute as Iheanacho assisted Dennis Praet. 

Praet had an easy tap-in to make it 3-0.

Maddison eventually got a goal of his own in the 78th-minute by finishing off a well-timed run through the opposition defence.

Speaking after the match, Rodgers told reporters: “We had to work for it and in the end we were very good. In the second half we were very dynamic and created a number of chances.

“Kelechi [Iheanacho] is a boy I see every day in training and when I put him in he gives his all. He is a boy that is always ready. Jamie [Vardy] is one of the best strikers in the world but he plays his part in making sure we continue our momentum.

“There are no selection headaches, the players that have come in have been absolutely outstanding. It is a long season and we need them all.

“James Maddison was excellent tonight. It was good for him to get 90 minutes as well.”

The win puts Leicester top of their Europa League group after three games. They’ve won all of them and are on course to qualify.

Rodgers will be hoping his side can continue their momentum at the weekend.

They take on Wolves in the Premier League on Sunday, in what should be an interesting match.

A win could put the Foxes top of the table.

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