Brendan Rodgers admits he was UNHAPPY with his Leicester City side at half-time… despite the Foxes blitzing West Bromwich Albion with THREE first half goals on their way to a comfortable victory
- Leicester City easily took apart West Bromwich Albion to win 3-0 on Thursday
- Foxes scored three first half goals in just 13 minutes at the King Power Stadium
- Yet Brendan Rodgers was left unimpressed with his side’s first half display
- Comfortable win has seen Foxes strengthen grip on a Champions League spot
Boss Brendan Rodgers has called for complete focus in Leicester’s race for the Champions League.
Jamie Vardy scored his first goal for two months as the Foxes inched towards a Champions League return after victory over West Brom.
Strikes from Jonny Evans and Kelechi Iheanacho wrapped up a 3-0 win inside 40 minutes at the King Power Stadium on Thursday.
Brendan Rodgers congratulates Jamie Vardy during Leicester side’s 3-0 win over West Brom
The Foxes, third in the Premier League, are now four points clear of fifth-placed West Ham.
Victory came after Leicester reached the FA Cup final for the first time in 52 years following Sunday’s semi-final win over Southampton and Rodgers wants no distractions.
He said: ‘I am not thinking about the other teams, we have to think about ourselves. We can only control ourselves. There’s nothing guaranteed, we want to arrive in the top four.
Kelechi Iheanacho (left) and Jamie Vardy were both on target for the Foxes on Thursday
Jonny Evans also found the net as Leicester scored three first half goals in just 13 minutes
‘This is a team which has been evolving but I can’t ask for anything more from the players.
‘Any win in the Premier League is always a really good win especially against a team who have shown a lot of good form. It was an excellent victory.
‘We lost too many simple passes in the first half but you cannot take anything away from the overall performance.
‘I said to the players this is the time of the season, just because they have arrived in the final, it doesn’t mean we have one foot in and one foot out. We have other commitments.’
But Rodgers admits he was unhappy with his side’s first half display, criticising their passing
Despite blitzing the Baggies with three goals in 13 first half minutes, Rodgers admits he let his players know at half-time that he expected better from them.
‘I thought in the first half our intensity was really good and we scored three very good goals’, he told BT Sport.
‘I wasn’t so happy with our passing, we weren’t precise enough, too many mistakes, giving the ball away so I wasn’t happy at half-time even though we were 3-0 up.
‘In the second half West Brom changed their shape, blocked the gaps and then we controlled the game with the ball a little bit more. Overall, a win in the Premier League is always important and that was a really good win for us.’
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