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Rodgers says Leicester need to be better ‘technically’ after 1-0 Newcastle loss

Brendan Rodgers has said that his Leicester side will need to improve technically after they fell to a 1-0 loss against a relegation-threatened Newcastle side.

Leicester City went into today’s game looking to make it five wins on the bounce, but the Foxes saw their charge up the Premier League table halted by a solitary Ayoze Perez first-half header at the King Power.

While the Foxes had 71 per cent possession at the King Power, they struggled to break down a resolute Newcastle defence, with both sides pretty much equalling each other attempts on goal column, and speaking after the game, Brendan Rodgers said that his side will need to be technically better in order to beat similarly defensive set-ups in the future.

“We were too slow with the ball in the first half. Technically we need to be better in these type of games,” the former Celtic boss told Sky Sports.

“We had a couple of half chances. When the ball was lost we could have been better in that wave of pressure and Newcastle have quick players on the counter. We will be better for it.

“Each game is different, this is our first real disappointment. We will go away and reflect and be better in the next game.”

The result moves Newcastle 10 points clear of the drop zone, while Leicester remain level on points with Wolves in seventh, but having played two games more.