Rodgers breaks down Leicester’s dismantling by Newcastle

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Rodgers breaks down Leicester’s dismantling by Newcastle

Brendan Rodgers says ‘uncharacteristic mistakes’ cost Leicester in their .

The Foxes lost centre-back Jonny Evans in the warm-up and his absence told as they were swept aside in the Premier League.

Caglar Soyuncu turned into Joe Willock for the 22nd-minute opener.


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The in-form Englishman raced into the box and finished past Kasper Schmeichel for his fourth goal in as many games.

Newcastle’s first-half dominance continued through Paul Dummett, who made it 2-0 not long afterwards.

He rose above Wesley Fofana at a corner to head home from close range.

After a much-needed break, still failed to control the game in the second half.

Callum Wilson caught Leicester on the counter-attack and rounded Schmeichel before finishing into an open net. He scored again nine minutes later to all but end the affair.

Late goals from Marc Albrighton and Kelechi Iheanacho, both great finishes, weren’t enough to inspire a comeback.

Speaking after the defeat, Rodgers said: “It’s very easy to analyse. It was a game in which we made so many mistakes and you can’t afford to do that.

“It was uncharacteristic. It’s a period of the season where we need to be super concentrated, you are very close to achieving what you want to achieve. We lacked concentration and if you do that against good teams and good players they punish you.

“They kept going and over the course of 90 minutes we could have had four or five goals ourselves but there were too many mistakes.

“It’s young players. You can see the first goal is a poor mistake. You don’t have that time to relax and Cruyff [turn] out of the situation. There were other mistakes as well. It happens.”

When asked about Evans’ injury, Rodgers continued: “He is the brain in our defensive line. He is a great talker. Caglar [Soyuncu] and Wesley [Fofana] are both individuals. They are fantastic talents but he is the brain who organises. It was big blow for us.”

Speaking about their top-four hopes, he added: “We are still in a really good position and everything is still in our hands.”

The result leaves the Foxes on 63 points from 35 matches. They can be overtaken by Chelsea if ‘s men overcome Man City on Saturday.

Fifth-placed West Ham can move within two points of Leicester if they beat Everton on Sunday.

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FA in talks with UEFA over moving Champions League final to UK

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FA in talks with UEFA over moving Champions League final to UK

The FA has begun discussions with UEFA over moving the Champions League final to a UK venue, says transport secretary Grant Shapps.

The final, scheduled to be held at , was thrown into doubt on Friday as the country was put on the UK Government’s ‘red list’.

UK citizens returning from ‘red list’ countries must spend 10 days in isolation at a government-approved hotel.


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As the final is an all-English affair between and Manchester City, it would make sense for a to host it.

And Shapps said the British government was ‘very open’ to hosting the massive game.

Speaking at a press conference, he said: “I’m afraid we are having to put Turkey on the red list. This will have a number of ramifications. First of all, it does mean with the regards to the Champions League, fans should not travel to Turkey.

“The FA are in discussions with UEFA on this. We are very open to hosting the final but it is ultimately a decision for UEFA.

“Of course the UK has already got a successful track record of football matches with spectators, so we are well placed to do it.

“We are very open to it but it is in the end a decision for UEFA to make, but given there are two English clubs in that final, we look forward to what they have to say.”

Chelsea booked their place in the final with a comprehensive 3-1 win against over two legs. They were than the Spanish giants.

City were similarly dominant, recording a .

Shapps added: “Red countries are those which should not be visited except in the most extreme of circumstances, where repeated testing and isolation in designated Government hotels on return is compulsory.

“Non-UK residents who have been in a red country in the last 10 days will still be barred from entering the UK.”

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust plans to meet with UEFA officials about moving the venue in the coming weeks.

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