Rodgers heaps praise on Barnes after Burnley win

Leicester City managers Brendan Rodgers hailed midfielder Harvey Barnes' performance in the 4-2 win against Burnley on Sunday.

Harvey Barnes scored Leicester City's equaliser in the match against Burnley.   -  Getty Images

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers singled out midfielder Harvey Barnes after his side went top of the table with an entertaining 4-2 home win against Burnley, the result marking his 100th Premier League win.

Rodgers was also pleased with the overall performance of his team which leads the standings on goal difference.

“Harvey Barnes was outstanding tonight, he keeps on getting into areas you want him to and is a big talent,” Rodgers told the BBC.

“He has wonderful ability, great running power, lasts the whole game, takes you up the pitch from deep possession and is improving all the time.”

Barnes scored Leicester's equaliser after it fell behind to an early Chris Wood strike and pulled the strings for the home side as it romped to a 3-1 lead before Jimmy Dunne pulled one back for Burnley.

Barnes then delivered a fine pass for Dennis Praet to seal victory with a superb shot from 18 metres.

Rodgers, who led Leicester to a fifth-placed finish last term as it missed out on Champions League football on the final day of the season, said the Foxes must keep their feet on the ground after a good start.

Leicester fights back against Burnley to give Rodgers 100th Premier League win  

“We won't be getting carried away. We stay calm, it's only the second game. We hope to get better as the season goes on.

“How we finished in terms of league position last season was great and we want to build on that. We aim to be competitive with the talent we have.”

Barnes added that a stuttering finish last term had galvanised Leicester to make a flying start to its new Premier League campaign.

“We spoke before the game that it was a long time since we won back-to-back matches so it was important to put on a performance but mainly to get the result, which we did.

“At the back end of last season we weren't up to scratch and had to improve. Having done that, everything is very positive.”

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