Rodgers lauds Foxes effort

24 October 2021 18:49:51 CET
Rodgers hails "brilliant" win

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers insists he was proud of the effort of his players as they capped off an excellent week with a Premier League victory at Brentford.

The Foxes meet Arsenal at the King Power Stadium on Saturday and are 29/20 for victory, with the Gunners 9/5 and the draw a 5/2 chance.

Winning run

Leicester has lost three of their opening six Premier League games but the Foxes have rediscovered their mojo over the last seven days.

Having defeated Manchester United 4-2 last Saturday, Rodgers's side followed up with a 4-3 win at Spartak Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday.

And Leicester continued that momentum at Brentford, where they ran out 2-1 victors thanks to a second-half winner from James Maddison.

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The Foxes had led inside 14 minutes when a stunning strike from Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans gave them a breakthrough, but Brentford were level on the hour mark through Mathias Jorgensen.

Drought over

Both sides pushed for a winner but it was Leicester who prevailed when Maddison snapped a poor run of form by grabbing his first goal since February.

Speaking to BBC Leicester, Rodgers said: "It was a brilliant win.

"After the week we've had, you've got to be strong minded. The players were incredible in their effort."

Leicester have finished fifth in back-to-back campaigns and the victory in west London moved them up to ninth, just three points off of the top four.

Newly-promoted Brentford find themselves 12th with 12 points from their first nine fixtures.

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