Rodgers jokes 'I got lucky' after Leicester beat Bielsa's Leeds

Rodgers jokes 'I got lucky' after Leicester beat Bielsa's Leeds

Youri Tielemans struck twice, with Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes also getting on the score sheet as Leicester crushed Marcelo Bielsa's side to move up to second in the Premier League with 15 points, one point behind leaders Liverpool.

Bielsa's side are seventh in the table with 10 points from six matches, while Leicester are two places above them with two points more.

Leicester won away to West Brom on the opening weekend and have since beaten Manchester City, Arsenal and Leeds on their travels. "That is the way it works for British managers in these games".

"If we get to March, April and we are in that position, then it will be nice", Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said, "but there is a long way to go".

"You watch Leeds closely in advance, see how they play with wingers and stretch the pitch and they want a basketball game, up and down, so you have to ensure you don't get involved in that".

One of the most impressive aspects of the win at Elland Road was how it was done without several first-team defenders.

At the back, the former Liverpool and Celtic boss had to re-jig his defence due to a series of injuries, with Caglar Soyuncu, Jonny Evans and Daniel Amartey out of action. Another blistering piece of football on the counterattack saw James Maddison lay a flawless through ball to new signing Cengiz Under, who like he did against Arsenal, chipped the ball every so calmly to assist star man Jamie Vardy to put his side 3-1.

Leicester host Braga in the Europa League on Thursday before a visit from Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

The 2015/16 champions travel to Liverpool after the worldwide break when Rodgers will get a chance to become the first opposition manager to win a league game at Anfield since April 2017.

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