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Rodgers Praises Iheanacho For ‘Superb’ Display After Sheffield United Win

Rodgers Praises Iheanacho For ‘Superb’ Display After Sheffield United Win

Brendan Rodgers was overjoyed to see Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheancho again repay his faith as the striker hit his first hat-trick for Leicester City to keep their top-four bid on course.

Rodgers picked Iheanacho for a fourth straight Premier League game, the striker’s longest run in the team since 2018, and he took his tally to five goals in three games with a brilliant treble against bottom side Sheffield United.

Those finishes have contributed to seven points in three games for City, who will have at least a five-point cushion inside the Champions League places going into the international break.

Iheanacho could not have done it without Jamie Vardy though, the talisman setting up the first two of his goals, and Rodgers also praised the combination between the pair.

I’m delighted,” Rodgers said.

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“I’ve always said you can see the improvements in him day on day. He trains so hard.

“He works well up there with Jamie, the combination is really good. The two finishes, the first one is a bit closer, but you’ve got to get there, and off his weaker foot it’s a nice cushioned finish. It’s the same with the second one a bit further out.

“The third one is a wonderful strike. He’s clever, he’s dropped into the space we wanted him to, turns and fires in.

“Tactically he had a job to do when he was defending. He did that very well. His overall game was very good.”

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  • Hmm nice praises. Lets see how you use him when barnes and Madison returns.

    • Oakfield 3 years ago

      Lol@sportsfan, Exaclty. But we can see the magic of giving a player good playing time. It rejuvenates confidence and builds understanding between players as can evidently be seen btw nacho and vardy. Kele, is a talent no doubt about that. Nuce one boy.

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