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Rodgers ‘very pleased’ after Leicester 3-0 win over Arsenal

Brendan Rodgers felt Leicester got their just rewards after seeing his side beat Arsenal 3-0 earlier today at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester started the brighter of the two sides, bossing possession, and it seemed inevitable that the Foxes would go onto to win the game after Arsenal right-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles was sent off just before half time for a second bookable offense.

Brendan Rodgers side eventually made the breakthrough via a Youri Tielemans header just shy of the hour mark, after a pinpoint cross from the impressive James Maddison.

Arsenal began to push forward in search of a vital equaliser, but they would be undone on counter with Leicester stalwart Jamie Vardy netting a late double to take his tally for the season to 18 Premier League goals.

Speaking after the game Rodgers felt his side had been the better team throughout.

“Firstly our defence was nice and aggressive and we pressed the game really well,” Rodgers told Sky Sports.

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”When it was 11 v 11 I thought we were the better team. There were areas we could be better in but the energy, pressing, quailty and three outstanding goals. I’m very pleased we got our reward for our hard work.”

Rodgers also revealed that he feels his side will continue to improve under his stewardship, and revealed the tweeks he is making to the Foxes playing style.

“I think its just time. We’ll get a lot better but we’re a team getting used to having the ball now,” the Northern Irishman added.

”The team had been about counter attacks but we want to add on to that and have that quality and be comfortable in possession of the ball.

”We scored three and could have had more, its a big credit to the team and their work.”

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