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Brendan Rodgers praises natural scorer Patson Daka


Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has praised Zambian striker Patson Daka as a natural scorer.

James [Maddison] and Kels (Kelechi Iheanacho) put everything into the game, so we needed to keep the freshness in the team, we needed to keep them pushing,” he said.

“And obviously bringing Patson [Daka] on, he wants to run in behind, he’s a natural goalscorer. For him, he had a little chance inside the box, the ‘keeper makes a save and then he’s there, sniffing around the goal for the finish. So, I’m very pleased for him.”

Rodgers said this after Daka scored his first Premier League goal in Leicester’s 4-2 home win over Manchester United on Saturday evening.

Commenting about his goal, Daka tweeted: “God’s timing. Proud to get my first league goal of the season for Leicester. Even better that I could do it at home in front of home fans.”

The former Red Bull Salzburg striker became arguably the first Zambian to score in an official Premier League match.

Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford scored for United with Youri Tielemans and Caglar Soyuncu being other City scorers.





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