Cape Town - Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers insists he enjoys the
fact that his charges are flying under the radar in the Premier League title
Jamie Vardy scored twice to inspire the Foxes to a 4-1 victory
to set a new club record of eight straight top-flight wins.
Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans also netted as Leicester
closed the gap on Premier League leaders, Liverpool, to eight points.
They are second in the table six points clear of Manchester
City, yet everyone, including the bookies, suggests that Pep Guardiola's men
are still the main threat to Liverpool.
City are 14 points behind and look like losing more, while
Leicester are bang in form and do not look like losing. However, Rodgers is not
losing any sleep and is relaxed about Leicester's place among the leaders.
"It's just natural, Man City and Liverpool are both
incredible teams," he said. "We know we are looking to improve and
close the gap. We have finished ninth in the last two seasons but today we
looked like a top team.
"It was a real historic day, to surpass the club record
of straight wins in the top flight was fantastic for us."
Vardy, the Premier League's top scorer with 16 goals, has
netted 25 times since Rodgers' first game in March, eight more than any other
player in the top flight.
He has now struck in eight consecutive outings, three away
from equalling his own Premier League record.
Vardy opened the scoring after 21 minutes and Iheanacho
doubled the lead four minutes before the break.
Jack Grealish pulled a goal back in first-half stoppage time
but Evans' header soon restored Leicester's two-goal advantage.
Vardy wrapped the game up with 15 minutes left while James
Maddison had earlier hit the post and Tom Heaton kept the score down with saves
from Caglar Soyuncu and Harvey Barnes.
- TeamTalk Media