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Tielemans scored an old school FA Cup-winner, says Brendan Rodgers

Sun 16 May 2021 | 6:41

The Foxes boss praises Youri Tielemans and Kasper Schmeichel for their performances in the FA Cup final.

Leicester City

won the FA Cup for the first time in their history on Saturday.

Brendan Rodgers

’ side defeated

Chelsea

with a 1-0 result in front of 22,000 spectators and managed to secure their first piece of silverware since 2016.

Youri Tielemans

scored a stunning long-range shot in the 63rd minute as

Kasper Schmeichel

’s heroics prevented Chelsea from scoring the equalizer. In a post-match interview, Brendan Rodgers spoke about his team’s performance.

"Youri's goal was like an old school FA Cup-winning goal but also Kasper Schmeichel's save, those are the special moments you need in games,"

Rodgers told

BBC Sport

.

"Overall I thought we were the better team, we pressed the game really well, super-aggressive tactically. We were always a threat with the ball.

"Chelsea are an amazing team, that's why they're in a Champions League final but I thought we deserved it."

Asked about the significance of winning the club’s first-ever FA Cup trophy, Rodgers responded:

"It's an amazing feeling, I wasn't aware before I came to Leicester that they'd never won the FA Cup, they'd lost in four finals previously,"

said the former Liverpool boss.

"So, to be able to give that to the supporters and the owners, so special.

"I'm so proud. It's a real collective effort at Leicester City - the board, the players, staff, supporters, an amazing day for the city. I'm just so proud for everyone."

Leicester City will play against Chelsea in their next league match on Tuesday. The Foxes sit third in the Premier League with 66 points from their 36 matches.


source: SportMob

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