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Legia Warsaw 1 Leicester 0: Lazy Foxes stung by Poles as Rodgers left ruing leaving out Vardy and Barnes


LEICESTER boss Brendan Rodgers rested some of his big players – and was left to regret it as his side lost 1-0 to Legia Warsaw.

The Foxes boss brought Jamie Vardy, Harvey Barnes and James Maddison off the bench in the second half of their Europa League clash when behind.

Mahir Emreli pinged Legia Warsaw into a first-half lead in the Europa League clash

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Mahir Emreli pinged Legia Warsaw into a first-half lead in the Europa League clashCredit: Reuters

But it proved too little too late as Mahir Emreli proved to be the matchwinner in Poland.

Leicester made a sloppy start to the game, and it was no surprise that it was the hosts who poked their noses in front.

Mahir Emreli bagged his 10th of the season when he held of Daniel Amartey and smashed in an effort that came off the post to beat Kasper Schmeichel.

It was no surprise when Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers called on the big guns in the second half, with Barnes, Vardy and Maddison coming off the bench.

But it was too little too late as Legia held on for a famous win.

More to follow…

It was a frustrating night for Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers

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It was a frustrating night for Leicester boss Brendan RodgersCredit: Reuters
The Foxes found their trip to Poland a tough one

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The Foxes found their trip to Poland a tough oneCredit: Rex


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