Brendan Rodgers delivers top four verdict after leaping over Chelsea in race for top four

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Leicester City beat Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening to boost their chances of a top four finish.

Luke Thomas scored an early goal to put the Foxes ahead, but Mason Greenwood scored a quick equaliser for United.

The two teams went into the break tied at 1-1, before Leicester’s Caglar Soyuncu headed what turned out to be the winner for Brendan Rodgers side in the second half.

The result ensured Leicester got back up above Chelsea into third place, pending the outcome of Chelsea’s game against Arsenal on Wednesday.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers was pleased with the outcome of the game and admitted it was a good to boost their top four chances.

“It’s an extremely important win for us,” said Rodgers in his post-match press conference. “It’s huge. We’re at 66 points now, which is what two of the sides that finished in there last season got.

“It’s a big step but there are still two games to go and the teams are still chasing us, so we still have work to do.”

“We scored a brilliant goal, it was great technique, which got us off to a good start,” he said.

“We then played too slow and the speed of our game was poor. We were not precise enough, and when you are like that against a top side, they can hurt you. Any problems came from us losing possession.

“We got through to half-time, reinforced our pressing minds, gave more speed to our game, that allowed us to sustain the attacks much better. It was a great header by Cags.”

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