What Brendan Rodgers made of Leicester City's performance in their 5-0 rout of Sheffield United

Brendan Rodgers was pleased with his Leicester side’s ruthlessness as they put sorry Sheffield United to the sword in a 5-0 rout less than 24 hours after Chris Wilder’s Bramall Lane departure was officially confirmed.

By Danny Hall
Sunday, 14th March 2021, 4:44 pm

United looked as shellshocked at the Wilder news as their supporters, as they were second-best to an impressive Leicester outfit throughout the game.

Kelechi Iheanacho helped himself to his first-ever Premier League hat-trick, while Ayoze Perez and an Ethan Ampadu own-goal ensured it was a miserable few days all round for the Blades.

And Rodgers said: “Patience was going to be important, there were two similar systems but we had good speed in our passing, our defending was good and we didn’t give them too much time to settle. And when we had the ball, we worked it well.

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“We reiterated at half-time, keep the simplicity in our game and keep them running. Then we got the second, and you see the confidence grow.

“Even through they [United] have lost a number of games this season, they’ve all been fairly tight so you have to work them to break through. I enjoyed watching the team, we were aggressive in defence and were good in that aspect and then some of our football was very good. We played well.

“You’ve got to be focused on your own performance and can’t worry about the opponent too much. Chris has done an amazing job there and we knew they’d be competitive because they’re honest and true to the game.”

Leicester's manager Brendan Rodgers shakes hands with Leicester's Kelechi Iheanacho at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Sheffield United at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, March 14, 2021. Iheanacho scored a hat trick in Leicester's 5-0 win. (Lindsey Parnaby/Pool via AP)