Leicester back to winning ways.


Leicester FC head coach Brendan Rodgers now says they have turned the corner after an inspiring 4-0 thrashing of Nottingham Forest that eased the pressure on the Foxes and pushed their rivals to the bottom of the Premier League on Monday.

Rodgers’ charges blew Forest away with three goals in the space of 10 minutes in the first half, courtesy of James Maddison who bagged a brace and Barnes adding to the tally at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes dominated the second half as well and Patson Daka netted in the second half as Leicester won for the first time this season at the eighth attempt.

Leicester had lost their previous six games to leave Rodgers fighting to avoid the sack following his criticism of the club’s Thai owners for failing to back him in the transfer window.

Winning the East Midlands derby should give Rodgers at least a little breathing space, with Leicester moving one place above rock-bottom Forest on goal difference.

“When you don’t win games it comes on to you. We had a horrendous summer, that’s the reality of it and that continued into the start of the season,” Rodgers said.

“I just had to remind the players of their ability and continue to support them. They have bags of resilience. We just needed to turn that corner tonight and we did that.”

Nottingham Forest are now without a win in six games, losing five in a row and conceding 16 goals in their last four matches.

James Maddison was the catalyst right from the start, sparking concerns whether he should be included in England’s Three Lion’s National team for the world cup, especially after racking up five goals so far in the current English Premier League.


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