Newcastle boss Benitez delighted with matchwinner Ayoze Perez

Leicester have won four games in a row under Brendan Rodgers who took over at the King Power in February

Leicester have won four games in a row under Brendan Rodgers who took over at the King Power in February

Brendan Rodgers hopes Leicester will learn from a disappointing display that saw them lose 1-0 to Newcastle on Friday Night Football.

The Foxes were on a run of four consecutive Premier League wins, but found themselves frustrated against a well-drilled Rafael Benítez side.

The lack of clear-cut openings continued with the commencement of the second half, with Jamie Vardy failing to turn home Chilwell's delivery by a whisker on the hour mark.

"We're still very professional and know we can get even better and carry on the same way". "The players will be disappointed". We let them get into shape too early.

The 58-year-old insists that no matter how well a team is coached if there is a financial disparity between teams, the richer side will triumph more often than not, emphasising the need for Newcastle to spend more money on players.

The Magpies had numerous chances to get a second goal, but also never seemed like conceding a goal as they restricted Leicester to a lot of passes around the box. "It's something we will go away and reflect on and hopefully be better and take into the next game".

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But it was Perez who broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute as the Spanish winger met Matt Ritchie's cross with a glancing header that flashed over Schmeichel.

Leicester now finish the season with games against West Ham, Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea as they look to secure a seventh-place finish.

Speaking on Radio 5 Live, as quoted in the Chronicle, he said: "Whenever I have watched Newcastle away from home against any of the better teams". "If you come in during pre-season then it's all quite nice and then the season starts".

"It was always going to be a hard game for us".

"You can do everything right with your tactics, but the other team has one player that can make the difference". His free kick was nearly spectacular, but his hold up play and his linking things together was just what the Magpies needed away from home.

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