It is not often a substitute scores 84 minutes after coming on. A statistical rarity represented something special for Brendan Rodgers. Summoned in the sixth minute, after Harry Maguire got the Premier League’s earliest red card since 2015, Wes Morgan capped an unexpectedly lengthy contribution with the goal that gave Leicester a victory forged in adversity.
When Rodgers briefed Morgan on Friday, he told him to get ready when Peter Crouch was preparing to come on. Instead Leicester’s title-winning captain was introduced 64 minutes before the man he was primed to stop and turned scorer himself, meeting Youri Tielemans’ cross with an emphatic header. “He got a round of applause in the changing room, which he deserved as it was a fantastic header,” Rodgers said. “He is a symbol of the dressing room. His history at Leicester is incredible.” Rodgers hopes to extend it by persuading Morgan, whose current contract expires in the summer, to sign a new deal, though he warned: “He won’t play as much.”
Source: Football News
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