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Brendan Rodgers couldn’t downplay the importance of Leicester getting back on the winning track against Sheffield United.
Leicester had been four games without a win in all competitions and it looked like they were heading for a fifth. But nevertheless, Jamie Vardy scored late to give the Foxes a 2-1 win at Bramall Lane.
Therefore, their wait for a victory ended and they moved up to third place in the table. Leicester is still in a strong position this season despite their recent shaky form, and Rodgers thinks they could start from here.
“It was very important to us,” Rodgers said. “It may be the longest period since I’ve been here that we haven’t won, but if not, it certainly felt the longest.
“We haven’t performed that well (lately). But we knew that going back to the Premier League was going to be difficult and our performance was very good.
“Our combination and movement was very good and we didn’t have too many scares.
“It is important. We are not used to losing.
“I thought it was a victory that we really deserved, but it was always going to be difficult. If you look at his record, seven of his games have been decided by a single goal.
“But I thought we totally deserved it. We hit the post a couple of times, we defended well when we had to. We were probing, moving around his 18-yard box, but we just needed that final pass and he was late. “
Rodgers reacts to the winning goal
In the end, the difference was Vardy’s goal at the end, as he finished one on one with Aaron Ramsdale.
Rodgers said it was the reward for his team’s persistence, noting how many times they have scored at the end of this season.
“I thought there were other quality moments in the game. I was glad I moved on, ”he said. “We have scored a lot of goals in the second half this season.
“The ball exploded, we pounced and James Maddison’s pass was sublime. You know when Jamie is out, he is one of the best in Europe in that position.
“I’m delighted. After a tough week of travel, it’s a fantastic victory for us.”
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