Brendan Rodgers believes Leicester City 'deserved to win' after 1-1 draw with Manchester United
<span style="color: rgb(8, 8, 8); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; text-align: start; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Brendan Rogers, Manager of Leicester City applauds the fans following the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on April 02, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)</span>

Leicester City drew 1-1 against Manchester United on Saturday afternoon after Kelechi Iheanacho’s header was cancelled out by Fred’s close-range effort.

Iheanacho gave the Foxes the lead on the hour mark as he latched onto the end of James Maddison’s cross to the back post. However, only minutes later, Fred would equalise, tapping in a rebound inside the box.

Maddison then thought he had won the game for the visitors as he tucked his effort into the bottom corner. But after a VAR check, the goal was ruled out for a foul in the build-up.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers gave his thoughts on the disallowed goal and the Foxes’ performance as his side came away with a point.

“We deserved to win”

As Maddison wheeled away in celebration, none of the visiting fans or players expected the goal to be disallowed.

In the build-up, Raphael Varane and Iheanacho battled for the ball and the latter was adjudged to have illegally brought the United defender down.

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Rodgers commented on the decision and felt his side deserved to win the game after an impressive away performance.

He said: "If you come here and play that well, their keeper made a great save and we had a good move for the goal that was disallowed.

“It’s harsh Raphael Varane has used his experience, he gets the contact and goes down. There were opportunities for them to clear it but we were deserving of that.

"Every week we are seeing these types of actions, we felt we deserved to win the game.

Leicester’s bad luck

The Foxes have had countless injuries to their first-team players and this, alongside decisions not going their way, has led to them struggling in mid-table.

With the goal being disallowed late on, it added another example of bad luck to the growing list and Rodgers continued to mention the decision post-match.  

Pointing out other incidents in the game and throughout the season that have gone against Leicester, he said:  “The football was very good but we passed it well a lot of the time and got into some good areas. But for a decision, we would have won the game.

"We have had so much go against us this season but the frustration is inconsistency. It (Scott McTominay challenge) could have been a red card. We had one earlier this season with Ayoze Perez and were punished on the night. Very inconsistent.”

On the performance

Leicester were very impressive in spells throughout the game at Old Trafford and they had the better of the chances.

Iheanacho, Harvey Barnes and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall combined well on multiple occasions to test David De Gea.

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As well as the attacking play, a strong defensive performance limited Man United to only a handful of clear cut opportunities.

Rodgers praised his team’s performance at both ends of the pitch and highlighted the disappointment of his side not getting what he believes they deserved.

He said: "I thought we were very good in large spells of the game. We started well and could have been precise with our passing but in the main the positioning and movement was good.

“The second half we scored a couple of great goals, their keeper makes a great save and we are bitterly disappointed not to get the goal.

"With the ball our positioning and movement was good, we found spaces and got into some good areas and were calm on the ball. We defended well and we are back to the consistency of the last few years."