‘Every week we see this’; Rodgers incensed after Leicester score ‘couple of great goals’ in 1-1 draw

‘Every week we see this’; Rodgers incensed after Leicester score ‘couple of great goals’ in 1-1 draw

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers felt a late disallowed goal against Manchester United was typical of the way his side’s season has gone.

The Foxes drew 1-1 with the Red Devils at Old Trafford on Saturday. Following a first half to forget, Kelechi Iheanacho gave the visitors the lead on 63 minutes. United needed just three minutes to level affairs as Fred found the back of the net.

Leicester looked the more likely to score a winner. And James Maddison thought he had won it for the East Midlanders ten minutes from time.

However, VAR overturned the goal and the points were shared. Rodgers was pleased with the way his charges performed and frustrated that they did not claim the spoils.

“I thought we were very good in large spells of the game. We started well and could have been precise with out passing but in the main the positioning and movement was good,” he told Sky Sports.

Kelechi Iheanacho, Man Utd v Leicester April 2022

“The second half we scored a couple of great goals, their keeper makes a great save and we are bitterly disappointed not to get the goal.

“Raphael Varane has used his experience, he gets the contact and goes down. There were opportunities for them to clear it but we were deserving of that.”

Rodgers frustration clearly building

Leicester City managed back-to-back fifth-place finishes in the Premier League. However, they are currently ninth and unlikely to finish any higher after an indifferent campaign.

Injuries have hampered their progress but the Northern Irishman believes they have not had the rub of the green.

“Every week we are seeing this types of actions, we felt we deserved to win the game,” added Rodgers.

“We had one in the season when Ayoze Perez was sent off, that one was similar, the ball gets way he has to make a challenge. We got the yellow.”

The King Power outfit now have 39 points to their name and they do have games in hand on many clubs above them. It has not been a vintage campaign by their recent high standards.

Fred, Man Utd v Leicester April 2022

But Rodgers remains upbeat despite being irked by the officials.

“It was a good performance away here, disappointed to not win and that is always a good sign,” he continued. “The football was very good but we passed it well a lot of the time and got into some good areas. But for a decision, we would have won the game.”

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