Leicester City beat Aston Villa 4-1 in the Premier League to extend their winning league run to eight games
Brendan Rodgers was thrilled to break Leicester’s top-flight consecutive win record. He hailed an ‘historic day’ for Leicester after they won they eighth successive Premier League game to break their top-flight club record.
Jamie Vardy scored twice as Leicester cruised to a 4-1 win against Aston Villa on Renault Super Sunday, cementing their grip on second place – six points ahead of Manchester City in third – and extending their impressive streak.
The performance at Villa Park delighted Rodgers, who commended his history-breaking team while also highlighting a few areas for improvement.
“The team that were in the Leicester history books [for the longest winning top-flight run] were called the ‘Ice Kings’ and they were a very famous team so to go on and break that record in the top flight is a real historical achievement by the players.
“But we had to work for it. It was a tough game, but I thought we had a lot of quality and played with a real hunger. With a few more quality passes in the final third we might have scored more goals, but that would have been greedy. It’s a brilliant win for us and an important three points, he said.
On the other end of the spectrum, it was a torrid afternoon for Dean Smith and Aston Villa, who did pull a goal back through Jack Grealish just before half-time, but it did not inspire a comeback.
Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings went off injured in the first half