Brendan Rodgers not worried about booing for Ademola Lookman replacement

Brendan Rodgers not worried about boos for Ademola Lookman’s replacement during Leicester draw against Burnley

  • Brendan Rodgers wasn’t worried about booing when Leicester tied with Burnley
  • The decision to replace Ademola Lookman with James Maddison was criticized
  • Jamie Vardy scored twice, while Leicester came from behind twice to make it a 2-2 draw


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Brendan Rodgers waved off the booing from the Leicester crowd as his team scrambled a chaotic 2-2 draw with Burnley.

Jamie Vardy scored twice to save a point for the Foxes, having previously scored his own goal, but home fans’ frustration boiled over when Rodgers replaced Ademola Lookman in the 78th minute with James Maddison, with Leicester 2-1 behind.

The anger at Rodgers comes just four months after he led Leicester to the FA Cup for the first time in their history, having also taken consecutive fifth-place finishes in the Premier League in each of the last two seasons.

Brendan Rodgers not worried about being booed over Leicester draw with Burnley

Brendan Rodgers not worried about being booed over Leicester draw with Burnley

‘I was here [since February 2019] and this is probably the first time the fans have booed, so I’ll accept that,” said Rodgers. “I would never judge fans by expressing their feelings in the stadium. Some decisions you get right and some you don’t, but you have to be decisive.

“Ademola had played against Millwall this week and is just getting used to the squad. Especially in the second half he was excellent, but he started to get tired.

Rodgers' decision to replace Ademola Lookman with James Maddison was criticized

Rodgers' decision to replace Ademola Lookman with James Maddison was criticized

Rodgers’ decision to replace Ademola Lookman with James Maddison was criticized

Jamie Vardy (who previously scored an own goal) hit a brace when Leicester came from behind twice to beat Burnley

Jamie Vardy (who previously scored an own goal) hit a brace when Leicester came from behind twice to beat Burnley

Jamie Vardy (who previously scored an own goal) hit a brace when Leicester came from behind twice to beat Burnley

“The idea was to bring in a player to create something and in my time here James Maddison has been excellent overall. He is a player with real talent brought in to unlock a defense towards the end of the game.”

With Lookman out, another substitute – Kelechi Iheanacho – cleared Vardy for his second equalizing goal, after Burnley had led since the 40th minute thanks to Maxwel Cornet’s great volley.

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