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Rodgers urges Foxes to finish the job

Leicester City 2 Sheffield United 0

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers. Photo: PA

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers. Photo: PA

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers. Photo: PA

Boss Brendan Rodgers challenged Leicester to finish the job after they booked European football next season.

Ayoze Perez and Demarai Gray struck at the King Power Stadium to beat a subdued Sheffield United.

Leicester remain in pole position to reach the Champions League and finish in the top four ahead of Manchester United, who they host on the final day.

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Sheffield United's John Lundstram and Leicester City's Luke Thomas. Photo: PA

Sheffield United's John Lundstram and Leicester City's Luke Thomas. Photo: PA

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Sheffield United's John Lundstram and Leicester City's Luke Thomas. Photo: PA

 

They remain fourth, a point behind Chelsea, but cannot finish lower than sixth to guarantee themselves at least a Europa League spot. However, Rodgers wants more.

He said: "There's two games to go, we've achieved that goal, let's achieve the barrier-breaking goal and get into the Champions League. In my time here that's what I wanted to achieve and to do that first season and guarantee it now is an absolutely phenomenal achievement.

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Sheffield United's Jack O'Connell keeps the ball ahead of Leicester City's Ayoze Perez. Photo: PA

Sheffield United's Jack O'Connell keeps the ball ahead of Leicester City's Ayoze Perez. Photo: PA

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Sheffield United's Jack O'Connell keeps the ball ahead of Leicester City's Ayoze Perez. Photo: PA

 

"We have lacked that bit of consistency but there's only one consistent team in the league and that's Liverpool.

"For the boys to guarantee this position with a couple of games to go I just tip my hat to them. It's an amazing achievement."

But in a blow to their top-four hopes Rodgers confirmed injured duo James Maddison (hip) and Ben Chilwell (foot) will miss the rest of the season. Christian Fuchs also faces up to three months out with a hip problem.

Irish Independent