The key quotes from Brendan Rodgers'  post-match press conference after City defeat
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Leicester City lost for the first time in five games as league leaders Manchester City beat them 2-0 in the East Midlands. 

The Foxes were quite content up until the hour mark, having a goal disallowed just before half time. 

However, Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus struck two second half goals to sink the home side. 

Brendan Rodgers spoke to LCFC TV and BBC Radio Leicester after the game. 

  • Thoughts on the Citizens

As City went 17 points clear at the top, they made no mistake in getting some payback after the the humiliating result in the reverse fixture. 

Rodgers believes they'll go on to win the league and said: 

"You see the likes of Raheem Sterling coming into the game. There's no disgrace in it. We'll have a good week next week and go again, the best team won the game."

"For the first hour, we were solid and defensively strong, but not as efficient with the ball. We're disappointed with the goals."

  • Updates on the squad

After a season of ups and downs with absentees in the squad, it was great for Leicester to get Ricardo Pereira and James Maddison on the field again.

Rodgers had his say:

"It's great to have those two players back. This time last year, we lost players, but getting them back for this game was very good."

The Foxes still have James Justin out for the year, and Harvey Barnes to come back in the next month. These were two of Leicester's best performing players of the season, up until their injuries. 

Caglar Soyuncu enjoyed a fruitful international break with Turkey, they were undefeated in their three World Cup qualifiers. Soyuncu scored in their 3-0 win against Norway

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However, what goes up, must go down. 

Rodgers confirmed the 24-year-old has tested positive for COVID-19:

"A number of players had a positive test. He was one, and remains out there in a bubble. We're working on the process to get him back. We're talking to the federation out there and hopefully we can get him back soon."

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