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Leicester nonetheless have ‘work to do’ to complete in high 4, says supervisor Brendan Rodgers-Sports activities Information , Pleased Easterday

Leicester face top-four rivals and Champions League finalists Chelsea within the FA Cup closing on Saturday, searching for to win the trophy for the primary time after 4 defeats within the closing.

File picture of Leicester Metropolis supervisor Brendan Rodgers. AP

London: Brendan Rodgers stated Leicester nonetheless have “work to do” after the FA Cup finalists closed in on a top-four end within the Premier League with a uncommon win at Manchester United.

A 2-1 victory at Outdated Trafford on Tuesday lifted Leicester, who’ve two league video games remaining, to 3rd within the desk – eight factors away from fifth-placed West Ham.

Leicester face top-four rivals and Champions League finalists Chelsea within the FA Cup closing on Saturday, searching for to win the trophy for the primary time after 4 defeats within the closing.

However Rodgers, aware of final season’s late collapse, which meant they missed out on qualification for the Champions League on the ultimate day of the season, careworn the job was not but carried out.

“It is an especially vital win for us,” stated the Leicester boss. “It is big. We’re at 66 factors now, which is what two of the edges that completed in there (the highest 4) final season bought.

“It is a large step however there are nonetheless two video games to go and the groups are nonetheless chasing us, so we nonetheless have work to do.”

Targets by Luke Thomas and Caglar Soyuncu secured the factors, which handed the title to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester Metropolis.

Nonetheless, Rodgers was crucial of his aspect’s efficiency within the first half.

“We performed too gradual and the pace of our recreation was poor,” stated Rodgers. “We weren’t exact sufficient, and if you end up like that in opposition to a high aspect, they will damage you.

“Any issues got here from us shedding possession.”

The win at Outdated Trafford in opposition to a much-changed United may have calmed the nerves of the Leicester gamers, who had received simply two of their earlier six league video games.

“We stated after we reached the ultimate there was nonetheless a lot work to do for us within the league and we have carried out some nice work to get to this stage,” stated Rodgers.

“Now we will get again in tomorrow on the again of a implausible end result and prepare to tackle the Champions League finalists.

“It is an opportunity for historical past on the weekend.”

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Updated: May 12, 2021 — 10:01 am

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