Rodgers praises Leicester for ‘good win’ after 3-0 victory


Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has praised his side’s performance after a convincing win over Premier League new boys West Brom.

The Foxes cruised to a 3-0 victory thanks to two well-taken penalties from Jamie Vardy and a goal from debutant Timothy Castagne.

West Brom got off to a good start before Leicester started to find their rhythm towards the end of the first half.

Castagne opened the scoring with a goal in the 56th-minute, before Kyle Bartley dragged Vardy back in the box.

Vardy scored the penalty to open his Premier League account this season.

Ten minutes later, West Brom’s Dara O’Shea tripped Leicester right back James Justin to give the Foxes another penalty.

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Vardy stepped up confidently for a second time and converted the penalty in style.

Leicester then cruised to victory in the latter stages of the match, ultimately taking their first three points of the new campaign.

Speaking after the match, Rodgers said: “It was a good win for us in the end. I thought we were very dominant and good going forward. It’s always tough going to a newly promoted team.

“The first half was a bit slow – we didn’t penetrate enough. Once we found our rhythm, we played very well in the second half. We created chances and looked to attack the game.

Speaking about new signing Castagne, he said: “I’ve watched Timothy Castagne for a number of years – he fits the profile of how I want to work. He’s fast, non-stop running – he wants to score but he can defend – good composure. He’s a brilliant signing for us. He’ll prove to be a really good asset for us.”

Rodgers was also impressed with last season’s top scorer Vardy: “Great composure. He’s a box player. He’ll never be dropping underneath with bright intricate play but he’s a killer in the box. Whether from a cross or penalty he’s got the eye to score. He never looked like missing.”


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